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Tips To Choose Right Foundation Shade

By: Kratika Fri, 26 Feb 2021 7:50 PM

Tips To Choose Right Foundation Shade

Essential to flawless makeup is how to choose the right foundation shade. It evens out your entire skin tone hiding any flaws, be it blemishes, scars, acne or just plain dullness. But there are loads of different ones available out there in the market.

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# Normal Skin

Lucky you! You can use just about any foundation from mineral powder to tinted moisturizer; depending on your required coverage & shade.

# Dry Skin


You need the added moisture in your product. The best ones for dry skin are oil-based foundations (oil based tinted moisturizer for light coverage & oil-based cream or liquid products for heavier coverage), mousse product, tinted moisturizers & mineral product. Look for words like hydrating & moisturizing while looking for a product for dry skin. Avoid matte ones as they will make your look dull.

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# Oily Skin

An oily skin secretes enough oil on its own so use only an oil-free liquid foundation or moisturizers. A matte finish one is also great for controlling oily shine and breakthrough shine later. Use a pressed powder after your liquid foundation to set it right.

# Aging Skin

If you notice signs like wrinkles, fine lines & probably a little saggy loose skin, don’t get freaked out and start opting for a heavy coverage foundation. It will just worsen things. Choose a medium coverage product with light reflecting pigments that will make you glow naturally.

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# Combination Skin

If you have a normal-dry skin but an oily t-zone (nose and chin area & the skin below forehead), you should avoid normal liquid foundations. The best foundation for this is the powder one followed by 2nd best one for combination skin– liquid to powder foundations.

# Acne Prone skin

Go for ones labeled as non-comedogenic or have salicylic acid listed in their ingredients as this will keep your pores & frequent breakouts at bay & also make sure it is an oil-free product, though it can be powder or liquid.

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Choosing a foundation to your shade can be quite a task.

- Make sure you test the product in broad day light and not just in the store lightning as it can be deceiving.
- Narrow down to 2-3 foundations matching best to your skin tone.
- Never test it on your hand. Always test it on your jawline & then double test it on your forehead to see if the it matches your natural skin tone.
- Also try clicking pictures of yourself while testing the product. You don’t want to purchase it later on & realize it causes your face to appear white in photos.
- Don’t feel shy to ask for samples for usage of 2-3 times from SA’s as you can test it according to your convenience during day/night & decide for yourself if it’s right or not.

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