Finding the proper foundation may be challenging for anybody, regardless of skin type (dry, oily, or acne-prone). There is no way to test the product before buying it, and the shade may appear very different on your face after you get the bottle home. If you’re going to a place like Sephora or a department store where you can try on the shade beforehand, you should still do your research to find the best formula for your skin. Use this simple technique to determine the right women’s foundation formula and shade before shopping.
Select a product that is formulated for your specific skin type.
Don’t believe everything you read on a beauty product’s label. Instead, choose a formulation that agrees with your skin type. Choose a liquid or stick foundation that will be creamier and includes more hydrating ingredients if your face is dry. Powder foundations are great for oily skin since they assist in absorbing shine while still looking natural. When applying foundation on combination skin, it’s essential to be mindful of the areas where your skin meets the foundation. It’s most convenient to use a powder recipe since you may apply a thin coating to dry areas and a thicker one to oily ones.
Put the base to work double time.
To get the most out of a product, looking out for more than just the colour and the recipe is essential. Are you troubled with breakouts of acne? Apply a foundation containing salicylic acid to prevent breakouts. Are you suffering from dry, flaky skin? Look for moisturising products that include serums. Find a foundation with SPF protection of at least 15 if you don’t want to use a separate sunscreen.
Determine the scope of your desired protection.
Do you take pride in your freckles? Use a sheer women’s foundation or tinted moisturiser to highlight their natural beauty (like BB or CC cream). Medium coverage is best for an airbrushed appearance (think prom), while complete coverage is best for hiding imperfections.
Find shops with generous return policies and shop there.
Though you may be aware that you may return opened cosmetics to Sephora, you may not realise that several drugstores also accept returns. (If you still have the receipt, CVS is fantastic about accepting your old cosmetics.) If you’re unsure whether or not a product will meet your needs, it’s a good idea to find out the store’s return policy before making a purchase.
To determine your skin’s undertone, look at the veins in your wrists.
Olive eyes indicate a generally warm disposition. If your undertones lean towards blue or purple, you have cold skin. Your undertones are neutral if they are a blue-green colour. To finish, choose a foundation colour that works well with your skin’s undertones. Colours with a yellow or peach undertone look fantastic on people with warm undertones, hues with a pink undertone look well on those with cool undertones, and neutral undertones appear best with yellow colours.
Make sure your foundation is the right colour by putting it on your jawline.
Do not just swatch the product on your wrist if you are lucky enough to get a cosmetic sample. To apply foundation to the jawline, do it in natural lighting (outside or near a window). This way, you may examine the transition between your face and neck. It has to blend in well with your skin. Seeing the colours next to one another can help you decide which one works best.
Combine several hues to arrive at your perfect colour.
To get the desired shade, combine drops of the darker foundation with drops of the lighter foundation in the lighter foundation’s container, then shake.