It’s no secret that treating your skin right, will make your makeup look better too. It’s important to use the right skincare to look good now, AND later in life. Do you also know that the wrong foundation could harm your skin and make it go completely balistic? I’m not talking about wrong colour can make you look fake and orange, I’m talking about the fact that the reason that you may be breaking out can be that your foundation don’t match your skintype.
Before I start you need to know that it is important to cleanse and moisturise before applying makeup no matter what skintype you have. If you have dehydrated skin, you may think it’s oily because it gets greasy, but it’s your skin creating oils from not getting enough water. Look at the foundations for dry and normal/combination, not for oily skin!
If you have dry or dehydrated skin, you may see your foundation patching up and not looking as flawless because your skin is taking all the liquid from the foundation leaving you patchy. Dry skin can also get flaky.
Look for foundations that says “sheer”, “illuminating” and “moisture”. Tintet moisturisers and BB creams are perfect if you struggle with dry skin. Bobby Brown Moisture Rich Foundation, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser and Yves Saint Laurant ‘Youth Liberator’ Serum are very good foundations for dry skin.
Oily skin is the complete opposite of dry skin. Oily skin has a tendency to get greasy and a lot of the time the makeup lays on the “outside” of the face in stead of blending in like with dry and normal skin.
It’s very important to cleanse and moisture no matter what skintype you have, before makeup. Make sure to look for words like “long wearing”, “matte” and “stay in place” as these will not melt away as easily. Estée Lauder Double Wear, Mac ‘Pro Longwear’ and Clarins Stay Matte are some good foundations for oily skin.
If you do have combination skin you can pretty much use what ever you want. A smart thing to do when using really heavy foundations is to moisture good before applying makeup. Just remember that the more matte or/and covering it is, the more it will dry your skin out.
Try out some of the biggest foundation hits at the time; Giorgio Armani Louminous Silk, Nars Sheer Glow and MAC Face & Body.