Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Guest Post - Foundation to match your skin tone

Today I have a guest post about matching your skin tone with your foundation. The lovely Amy has contributed this piece. Hope you all enjoy!

Foundation to Match Your Skin Tone

Selecting a foundation that will meet your specific needs is easier said than done. There are so many sources that point out the best brands of foundation, and yet they fail to educate how to pick
the right one that will specifically match the wearer. What you need to achieve with choosing the right
foundation, is that you will end up having a great look, and a make up that is long lasting.

Before anything else, you need to know what your skin type is. If you have oily skin, select a foundation
that is oil-free. Those that have a matte or powder finish should be perfect. Dry skin would need a
foundation that also has some moisturizing capabilities. A creamy foundation would not give them
that infamous caked face. Those with combination skin should look for those foundations that have
moisturizers that is, at the same time, oil free. People with sensitive skin need to select a makeup that is
especially made for such. Labels that say oil-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, and allergy-tested
would be perfect.

With the varied shades of foundation available, many people are overwhelmed in choosing the one
that is perfect for them. The key with a good foundation is that it should easily blend well with the face.
Typical brands of makeup group their tones into “ivory, “beige”, and “natural”. The first thing that you
need to do is to pick among these major categories where your skin tone belongs. Under each category,
there are a few more shades that you will have to pick from. Use your neck or the underside of your face
to determine the one that is right for you. Dab a small amount of the foundation in this area and blend it
in. If you are unable to tell where you applied it, then you have found the right one for you.

Apart from the above factors, you also should take into consideration the place and climate that you
re currently in. If you are always outdoors, buy a foundation that with SPF. It will also help if you buy
something that is waterproof or sweat-proof. This way, you do not have to worry about it running off
your face and ruining your makeup.

Those that live in a very cold environment are bound to experience some amount of skin dryness. A
foundation that also has moisturizing capabilities should keep dry skin at bay. However, if you already
have oily skin, stick to something that is oil-free and yet still has some amount of moisturizer in it.

Finally, decide on the kind of finish that you are going for. Sheer or natural finish requires very little
foundation and is best for those who are not a makeup person, as well as those who are blessed with
smooth, clear, and even skin. Requiring a thicker consistency than sheer finish, medium coverage should
be enough to hide blemishes, discolorations, and uneven skin tone. The matte finish is perfect for those
with oily skin since it controls oily shine and breakthrough shine later in the day. Then there is the powder finish. This is the most versatile finish as it can be used virtually be anyone. If you have dry skin,
make sure that you apply a good moisturizer first.

Amy C. is a beauty and fashion blogger. She typically writes about clothes selection and makeup
application. When she is not giving style tips, she works on the office administration and blogging
activities of DMac Industries, a b deck and steel deck fabrication company. Stay tuned for more fashion
tips on her next post.

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  1. Its a beautiful product and I am just thinking to buy it because my  face wash isn't give good results as I thinking. Thanks


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