Beauty
13 Aug 2020
Emily

How To Choose The Right Foundation For Your Skin Type

How To Choose The Right Foundation For Your Skin Type | Goxip

We all know that good skin starts with skincare, but if you want your skin to look its very best, you need a hard-working foundation too. The problem is, is that with so many foundations on the market, how is a person supposed to choose just one?

We all know that good skin starts with skincare, but if you want your skin to look its very best, you need a hard-working foundation too. The problem is, is that with so many foundations on the market, how is a person supposed to choose just one?

The key, it seems to whittle down the choices is by finding the right texture and formula for your skin type. Dry skin? You’ll want a foundation that’s packed full of nourishing ingredients. Worried about looking too oily? Find a base that mattifies as well as adds coverage. To help take the guesswork out of choosing, we’ve rated 4 different foundations below, so that you can find the right one for your skin type.

BB Cushion

Convenience: ★★★★★

Concealing power: ★★☆☆☆

Moisturizing degree: ★★★★☆

Durability: ★★☆☆☆

A makeup craze hailed from Korea, cushion compacts have continuously grown in popularity over the past few years – and it’s no surprise why. In short, these sponge compacts are infused with a light, dewy foundation/BB Cream hybrid for easy, on-the-go application. Making light work out of foundation they glide on seamlessly and somehow deliver a lightweight formula that somehow still offers great, yet natural-looking coverage. They work especially well for normal-to-dry skin types that are in need of a little bit of a glow.

Pressed Powder Foundation

Convenience: ★★★★★

Concealing power: ★★★☆☆

Moisturizing degree: ★★☆☆☆

Durability: ★★★★☆

The powder foundation often gets a bad rep in today’s post-Glossier world, but we’re here to argue otherwise. With a new generation of formulas and ultra-fine lightweight finishes, powder foundations are having a bit of a revival in the beauty world. This foundation-type wins on convenience and is the perfect bag essential for touch-ups on the go. When it comes to skin types, powder foundations are best for those who have oiler skin, as they’ll work to softly mattify as well as adding coverage.

Liquid Foundation

Convenience: ★★☆☆☆

Concealing power: ★★★☆☆

Moisturizing degree: ★★★★☆

Durability: ★★★☆☆

When it comes to finding the right foundation, liquid foundations are some of the most versatile of the bunch. You can choose from glowy finishes to matte formaulars and super high-coverage mixes to suit your skin type. However, we would best recommend liquid foundations for those who have drier skin. A serum foundation like The Ordinary’s will glide onto the skin seamlessly, offering a plumping demi-matte effect.

Foundation Stick

Convenience: ★★★★☆

Concealer power: ★★★★☆

Moisturizing degree: ★★☆☆☆

Durability: ★★★★☆

Perfect for when you want to look alive in just minutes, foundation sticks are the on-the-go go-to. No nonsense and fuss-free (spill-safe and handbag-friendly too) they’ve also had a resurgence in recent years, with brands offering super creamy formulas that just melt into the skin. If you have dry or dehydrated skin, don’t be put off, they’re more hydrating than the seem, sitting somewhere between a BB cushion and a liquid foundation they offer a glow that still delivers on coverage and versatility.

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