Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Choosing The Right Foundation

Foundations or bases, as they are sometimes called, are mainly used to even out the skin tone. They are silicone based, water based, oil based, and powder.

Modern day foundations are also infused with ingredients, e.g. spfs (sun-protecting factors), which help to protect and improve the quality and overall appearance of the skin, with use over time.

Foundation colors are also used for contouring and highlighting areas of the structure of the face. They range from sheer to full coverage. Sheer coverage foundations do not offer any coverage for skin imperfections.

Choosing the right color can be sometimes difficult and some people even find that they actually have to use more than one color to achieve their desired look. There's nothing wrong with that, since naturally skin is not just one color anyway! There are many brands on the market, so you have a variety from which to choose. It is very important that you be able to test before you purchase, especially with the more expensive ones.

How to choose the right color foundation for your skin tone?

1. Apply the foundation color to your jawline, the center of your forehead, and down the nose.

2. Use a well lit area to examine the color on the skin. If the color matches your skin tone on the face and the color of your neck, then it is the right one.

3. If you are meaning to cover a birthmark or a blemish in a particular area(s) of the face, you may want to use a concealer for this/those. Concealers are designed to be used in specific areas only, and not on the entire face, and should be a color that would completely cover (neutralize) the affected area. Concealers should not be lighter or darker than the area that you wish to cover.

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