Choosing And Applying Your Foundation!





Many women have questions about what kind of foundation they should be using. You may be wondering what would be the best foundation for oily skin – or the best foundation for dry skin. No matter what our skin type, we want to have people notice our flawless skin, not our great makeup – am I right?

A good foundation with help our skin to look and feel its best. Here are some common issues that women commonly have with their foundation:

Good Skin Care
If your foundation appears to be the correct color for your skin, yet it appears to be floating on top of your skin instead of blending in, that is usually because you need to improve your skin care regimen. Sometimes, as women, we try to cheat by ignoring skin care and spending the money instead on cosmetics.

We think this will be enough, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Imagine you were painting a room. Do you think the results will look better if you take the time to prepare the walls, sand them smooth, repair any cracks, and cover them with primer first?

Or should you just slap a bunch of paint on and hope for the best? The same is true with our faces.

It is vital that you take the time to get your skin into its very best condition before you begin to apply any cosmetics.

* Skin care for Acne-Prone Skin
* Skin care for Anti-Aging
* Skin care for Dry Skin
* Skin care for Oily Skin


Choose the Correct Type of Foundation: There are many different formulas of foundation – each is formulated for a range of skin types – from dry to oily. When choosing a foundation, it is important to choose one which has been developed for someone with your skin type.

* Best Foundation Oily Skin (use same Foundation For Acne Prone Skin or Combination Skin):
– Medium Coverage Liquid Foundation
– controls oil for 8 hours
– Mineral Powder Foundation

* Normal Skin Foundation:
1. Medium Coverage Liquid Foundation
– controls oil for 8 hours
2. Full Coverage Liquid Foundation
– hydrates skin for 6 hours
3. Creme to Powder Foundation
– dries to a powdery matte finish
4. Tinted Moisturizer
– moisturizes skin with a just a hint of color
5. Mineral Powder Foundation

* Dry Skin Foundation:
1.  Full Coverage Liquid Foundation
– hydrates skin for 6 hours
2.  Creme to Powder Foundation
– dries to a powdery matte finish
3.  Tinted Moisturizer
– moisturizes skin with a just a hint of color
4.  Mineral Powder Foundation



Techniques for Applying Foundation
Are you using the best technique to apply your foundation? There are many different methods for applying foundation and there is no one right way. You may want to choose the tool which will work best for the type of foundation that you have chosen.

– For Liquid foundation – use a cosmetic sponge, a foundation brush, or your fingers

– For Cream foundation – use a cosmetic sponge

– For Powder foundation – use a powder brush or a velour puff

– For Mineral Powder foundation – use a special mineral powder brush

With any of these foundations and tools, you will want to apply a thin, even layer over your entire face – then check for spots which may need additional coverage. This is called stippling.

Choosing a Foundation Shade
Be sure to choose a foundation shade which matches your natural skin tone as closely as possible. DO NOT try to use a darker foundation to give yourself a “tan” – this will only give you the appearance of wearing a makeup mask. Use sunless tanning lotions or bronze highlighting powders to give yourself a natural glow – do not attempt to do this with your foundation.

Use these foundation tips and notice how many compliments you begin receiving every day!