Tips for Selecting the Right Foundation
We all have different skin types, skin conditions and skin problems. So choosing a foundation to create a perfect base for our makeup can be difficult. Depending on the look you are trying to achieve, or the condition you are trying to conceal, here are some base basics to consider:
A light base make up provides subtle coverage while still evening out skintone. Try a lightweight base like L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation which provides a silky texture that blends right into the skin.
Or try a BB Cream – these offer a little color, a touch of hydration, and often contain wrinkle-fighting ingredients. For a matte version try Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB Cream SPF 30.
Trying to Cover Dark Spots:
Try a product with brightening ingredients like Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation. This base camouflages spots immediately and will even out skin tone over time.
Fighting Fine Lines and Wrinkles:
Look for a light reflective formula with moisturizers. Try Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation SPF 17 with glycerin to plump up creases. This formula also contains light reflecting particles to help if the illusion of smoother skin.
Women with acne prone or sensitive skin often have red or flushed skin. To avoid further irritation and clogged pores, try mineral makeup such as BareMinerals Ready SPF 20 Foundation. Remember powders can accentuate wrinkles and fine lines – to avoid caking and creasing, apply liquid concealer to skin before dusting with mineral make up.
Concealing Redness on Your Decolletage
It’s one thing to cover up the signs of redness on your chest area in the winter with sweaters and scarves, but when it’s time to reveal a little more – what can you do? Stress, allergies and other triggers can leave your chest area looking flushed. Try applying an anti-inflammatory product with sulfur like Glytone’s Rosecure Cream to the area daily. For instant cover up, try Eau Thermale Avéne High Protection Compact with SPF 50.
Choosing the Right Color
Now that you have some tips for selecting the right kind of base for your face, what about selecting the right color – how many bottles of foundation do you have at home that have never been use because they are not the right color? Here’s a solution to that problem from Sephora and Pantone. Here’s how it works:
A Sephora associate takes a photo image of your face, neck and chest. The camera technology picks up details like freckles, sun damage, and haemoglobin and arrives at a code that identifies your skin color and tone. With 110 Pantone codes and the ability to match your color with more than a thousand foundations in the store, the chances are that your next foundation color will be a perfect match. To find a Sephora near you click here.