| Tinted Moisturizers
These are a cross between a moisturizer and a foundation, as they’ll soothe your skin while giving a little coverage.They’re ideal for young or clear skins.They’re also great in the summer, when you want a sheer effect or to even out a fading tan.Unlike other foundations, you can blend tinted moisturizers on with your fingertips.
These are the most popular and versatile of all foundation types, because they smooth on easily and offer a natural-looking coverage.They suit all but the driest skins.If you have oily skin or suffer from breakouts, look for an oil-free liquid foundation, to cover affected areas without aggravating them.
These are thick, rich and moisturizing, making them ideal for dry or mature skins.As they have a fairly heavy texture, make sure you blend them well into your skin with a damp cosmetic sponge.
Again, these are quite moisturizing, and ideal for drier skins.The best way is to dab a little of the product onto the back of your hand, then dot onto your skin with a sponge.
These are all-in-one formulations, which already contain powder.They come in a compact, usually with their own sponge for application.However, they actually give a lighter finish than you’d expect.They’re great on all but dry skin-types.
These are the original foundation, dating back to the days of Hollywood.They have a heavy texture, and so are best confined for use on badly blemished or scarred skin.Dot a little foundation directly onto the affected area, then blend gently with a damp sponge.
How to select the perfect Shade
Once you’ve chosen the ideal formulation for you, you’re ready to choose the perfect matching shade to your skin.There is a good selection of foundation shades from a pink-toned English rose to a yellow hued, olive skin, as well as from the palest skin to the darkest one.Here’s how to select the perfect one for you.
High Performance Foundation
Companies these days have made wonderful improvements to their foundations.Here are some benefits to look out for.
Colour corrective foundation can be worn under your normal foundation to alter the skin-tone.They can seem quite strange at first glance, but are, in fact, highly effective at toning down a high colour or boosting the colour of your complexion. Use them sparingly at first until you feel confident that you have achieved an effective, but subtle, result.
Facial foundations are a rare cause of allergic and irritant contact dermatitis. Usually, the fragrance or preservative ingredients account for most cases of allergic contact dermatitis reported. Irritant contact dermatitis is much more common, since this product is worn by patients with dermatitic skin for 8 hours or more on a daily basis. Facial foundation can be open or closed patch tested “as is.”