Foundation, as the name suggests, is the first cosmetic to be put on the face when applying makeup – to serve as the base for the look that you are going to “paint” later. Taking the time to select just the right foundation that suits your skin color and tone is quite necessary as it determines whether you are going to look naturally beautiful having flawless, smooth skin or quite artificial looking skin as if you have put on a mask of cosmetic layers.
Dr. Wright’s Tip
A number of brands claim to produce the most suitable foundation for your face. There are various types of foundations such as the hypoallergenic and allergy-tested foundation for those who suffer from skin allergies; liquid, cream, powder or cake foundation to suit various seasons; oil-free foundation for oily skin; stick foundation for the handbags; stay-on foundation to last for longer periods of time and camouflage foundation to hide skin blemishes and give a smooth skin-effect. However, most of the foundations can fit into three categories:
1. Liquid – A thin film of liquid foundation is best for “natural look” makeup and is most commonly used by women for daily purposes.
2. Cream– Cream foundations are the first choice of most of the makeup artists as they cover skin quite well and give a flawless smooth look.
3. Powder– Powder foundations are especially suited to people with oily skin or areas where humidity is quite high.
Watch for blogs next week where we talk about each type of foundation.