There are different types of makeup foundations that are available for different types of skin. Find out about them in this article.
Types of Makeup Foundation
Foundation, as the name suggests, is the first cosmetic to be applied
on face while doing makeup to serve as the base for the look that you
are going to paint later. The wise selection of the 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 a
flawless smooth skin or quite artificial as if you have put on a mask of
cosmetic layers. 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
1. Liquid Foundations,
2. Cream Foundations; and
3. Powder Foundations.
A thin film of liquid foundation is best for 'natural look' makeup and
is most commonly used by women for daily purposes. It is easy to apply
and is not easily visible. It comes in oil-based formulas for people
with dry to normal skin and water-based formulas for people with oily
skin. It is very important to match the foundation to your natural face
complexion and the tone of your color. Most of the foundations come in
pink-based, orange-based and yellow-based formulas. Yellow base is said
to fit most of the women and is thus, very popular.
Mostly available as sticks and compacts, cream foundations are the
first choice of most of the makeup artists as they cover skin quite well
and give a flawless smooth look. They are easy to apply too.
If you don't have much time and need quick solution, dual active powder
foundations or cream to powder foundations are the best options for you,
which combines the action of foundation and powder in one. These
foundations can be applied as cream or powder and give a quick dry
fresh-face look. They are especially suited to people with oily skin or
areas where humidity is quite high.