Start by exploring the types of foundations that exist. Amongst the hundreds and thousands of variations, you’ll be sure to find at least one that suits you perfectly. But still, choose wisely. Knowing the available types will be extremely beneficial in informing your decision. From creamy to powder and long-wear foundation, discover what it all means.
1. Powder Foundation
This is the most basic and classic type of foundation, made and packaged in convenient ways to be used on the go. With a powder foundation, it’s advisable not to be used on dry skin but oily skin types too as it can help reduce the oily content of your face. It also has a lightweight appearance and gives you a more natural and flawless look. This is a great choice for those who aren’t fans of heavy makeup, coming in a loose or compressed form and serves as a great base.
2. Liquid Foundation
This type of foundation is one of the most popular types of foundation available and that’s because it’s lightweight and easy to apply on the face. It’s liquid and oily form also makes it easy to glide over the skin. Liquid Foundation provides great coverage on the skin and allows you to smooth out any patches you might have.
Your skin condition should be considered when exploring liquid foundation options. Oil-based liquid foundation is suitable for those with a dry skin condition whereas water-based liquid foundation is great for those with oily and moderate skin conditions.
3. Creamy Foundation
This type of foundation is thicker and heavier than the liquid form and is longer lasting, as well as containing more shade varieties to make your skin glow all day long. Available in compact and tube forms, these foundations can also be used as concealers. Creamy Foundation is best suited for those with an extra dry skin condition, it has the added benefit of moisturizing the skin and helps it shine.
4. Cake or Stick Foundation
This type of foundation comes in a solid form, dries quickly and has a lasting effect on the skin. It’s best suited for those with oily skin, helping to dry up the oil and make your skin look even. Great for covering skin blemishes, they can often double up as a concealer. And if that wasn’t enough, this is one of the easiest types of foundations to apply. This is the perfect item for you if you’re short on time.
5. Mineral Foundation
Made from finely ground earthly minerals, this is the perfect natural substitute, suitable for all skin types. Whether you’re looking for a wet, creamy or dry option, mineral foundations will have you covered. Keep yourself feeling and looking good.
6. Spray Foundation
A less popular option, spray foundation can be used at any time of the day and on any skin type. Great as a touch-up tool, these come in handy if your makeup ever starts to fade or wear off. Keep your skin glowing all day with this lasting effect.
7. Whipped Foundation
This type of foundation is a creamy foundation and applied as a thin layer on the skin. Best suited for dry or aging skin.
Equipped with all this knowledge, you’ll become a foundation wiz in no time. Be sure to consult with beauty experts and brands to make sure you are getting the best options available for you.