Magic of Foundation

Foundation is one of the essential components of the base make up but we have to struggle to choose this perfect foundation so it suits our skin. Of course it is a struggle to find a perfect foundation but if you keep in mind some basic facts, you can easily find the right foundation for you!

I will start with skin type. While selecting foundation for your skin, your skin type plays a very important part. You can’t just go and buy any random foundation, right? You need to buy foundation as per your skin tone and skin type. If you have yellowish skin you can buy any warm shade of foundation. And if you have a reddish skin you can opt for cool shade. Many even have neutral skin tone in this case you need to choose the neutral shade foundation.

Matte Finish foundations are recommended for oily skin. For dry skin choose a foundation that would consist of moisturizer as well. Those who have normal skin type can choose any type of foundation according to their preferences.

How to choose your foundation shade?

If the skin is oily then choose a shade lighter than your original skin shade because the oily skin has the tendency to oxidize the foundation. If the skin is dry then you can choose the foundation according to the shade of the skin. The same applies to normal skin.

Use your Jawline to choose the foundation, not the wrist. First of all the foundation you want to buy, apply it with your finger on your jawline. Now let it mix well with the skin. Then wait for some time. Go out in the daylight and see if the Foundation shade is right for you because only during daylight you can determine your exact skin shade.
If possible, wait for a while to see if the Foundation’s shade is oxidizing. If everything goes well go ahead, buy it.

Now while shopping for foundation online take out the foundation which you are already using. Now see which shade is suiting you and your skin. Find the name of your brand and shade which suits you the best and google it. You will find many links that will show you the swatch of the Foundation’s shade. Now compare your current foundation and the picture of the swatch you want to buy and also watch your skin in the mirror in the day light. If you are getting a shade nearby then search the name of that shade again. Keep in mind it is impossible to match a shade in one go. If you find any swatch almost nearby your skin color then you can buy it as well.
Take time while you are browsing for foundation online, if you can give time then you may get the perfect foundation for you on online.

See you soon, Take care

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101 thoughts on “Magic of Foundation”

  1. I usually just buy BB Cream that suits my general skin tone…I didn’t even think about all of the other components that go into picking a foundation!! I don’t usually have time to do my makeup really well though haha. It’s good to know what to look for in the future though!

  2. Finally! Someone who says use the jawline to test for your perfect color. My wrists are much lighter than my face, so it took me forever to find a foundation that works for me.

  3. That was some great information. I had never thought of trying my foundation on and then checking it outside. My skin has changed over the years and my original color does not work as well.

  4. I never knew that oily skin can oxidize the foundation and make it look different! This is very helpful for me, especially because my skin gets more oily in summer.

  5. I have tried so many kinds and have yet to find a foundation that I love. I find myself just using BB Cream. But I do need to find the right one for the times I need a little better coverage. Like a wedding Im in next month. Ahhh, I guess I better get to it!

  6. I will definitely keep these tips in mind next time I go shopping for foundation. I wear makeup so infrequently so when I do shop, it almost becomes overwhelming with all of the products. Thanks for the tips!

  7. I’ve only recently started using foundation. I used to wear BB cream daily until I became allergic to it! Now I’m using a fragrance-free foundation (NARS Sheer Glow) and I absolutely love it!

  8. Wow! This is truly amazing, knowing how powerful a foundation can be. Great idea with stunning results.

  9. I am not using make up but I am sure your tips really helps those women in choosing what type and what is the perfect color of a foundation that is suits in their skin. I really do appreciate this post thanks for sharing this with us.

  10. Sudipta Dev Chakraborti

    This is such an informative post. I occasionally use foundations, so it was an interesting read. Thanks for the tips on online shopping for foundations.

  11. Ok, i’m Going to admit it. I like makeup, i like to wear it, but i don’t do it often because well i have four kids haha. I used to wear foundation all the time, but i recently switched. I love how knowledgeable you are about it.

  12. Agreed that good foundation is necessary when we gals trying to look pretty and feel confident. Def. will check out your suggestions online. Hope this will make even prettier than before.

  13. I had no idea how to choose a foundation before reading your post. I don’t actually use it because I am lucky to have very smooth skin. This is definitely a very helpful guide.

  14. You are so right! chasing the right foundation is very hard and it drives me mad when I want to buy it and the girl/man in the shops invites me to try on my hand! They always do this mistake and let us do the same, arrrrg

  15. A good foundation is the ‘foundation’ of a good makeup 😉 This post is a helpful guide to pick the right foundation.

  16. This is so helpful! I am the worst at picking the right shade for myself. I always go to the makeup counters for help but it keeps me from trying new brands. I’ll be using these tips!

  17. If I don’t go to the make-up counter at the department store, I will typically choose my foundation by trial and error. I have to wear make-up so I have a pretty good feel of the color I need. Since I have sensitive skin, I also don’t deviate too far from the products I like.

  18. That’s a good tip on the color if your skin is oily. I always use foundation if there’s a very important event going on (especially if they’ll be taking pictures, lol).

  19. It can be hard to find a new favorite makeup product. I enjoy shopping but I also love sticking with my favorite “tried and true” products. Thanks for the foundation selection tips!

  20. Thank you for these, it’s easy to understand and as a person with mostly oily skin, I am so glad I’ve always had matte with me. I pretty much know the basics but reading this made me realize how inconsistent I am with the whole process or understanding how levels work.

  21. Ana Vukosavljevic

    I can’t imagine my makeup routine without foundation or bb cream! They are a must for me. I find it so tricky to find the right shade when I’m buying online!

  22. I prefer shopping online for so many reasons. But it is difficult to find the right shades online…or it was. These are great tips for picking out the perfect product in store or at home.

  23. I could never find a foundation that suits my skin tone. I have almost given up. I will try your jawline idea and see if it works for me.

  24. This was very helpful. I have been buying shade after shade in all brands of foundation. This is the first time I’ve heard to test it on the jawline instead of wrist so I will have to do that.

  25. Foundation really can make a difference to even out skin tone. It gives a great base for the rest of your look, too!

  26. Agreed! Foundation is a key to good makeup, it totally sets the look! Yet it’s a bit tricky to find a good one and not to make yourself a doll

  27. Magic of foundation is amazing but I generally take one step behind due to my inner hesistance towards beauty products which can damage skin. I usually search for organic products which are healthy for skin. I am so confuse please help me with it.

  28. I’ve always had trouble finding the right foundation for my oily skin since in a short while, it’s all oxidised. Now, thanks to you, I’m learning about matte foundation. Just what I’m going to look for!

  29. I do the same as well. Swatching foundation on my jawline. But lately I don’t use foundation anymore as Im breaking out. Hoping I can find a nice brand to try.

  30. Foundation is such a big help for me. My make up is never been complete without this. I love my Lorae’l foundation and it is perfect on my skin tone.

  31. I love these tips that you have shared because I’m so bad with makeup, I literally Dont use any makeup save for lipstick. However, I do hope to get better and would definitely follow these tips.

  32. I never knew to test the foundation along your jawline instead of your hand. That is a great piece of information. Do you have any tips when it comes to choosing high end or drug store?

  33. Finding tips to help with foundation is so handy. Some people still think the best place to test is their hand but I often tell people in the store to test on their jaw instead since you know, that’s where it’s going haha

    Jackie – Organised Mum Life

  34. I just discovered a new foundation — actually it’s a sunblock but has BB cream. It’s the pink Biore. Love it because it has SPF 50~ So I don’t have to use a separate sunblock. It also gives me a matte finish. It’s so nice!

  35. My daughter hasn’t quite gotten to the place of needing or wanting foundation yet. But this does sound like such a great primer into learning about how to do foundations and what to look for. I will pass this along.

  36. chloe -

    To me the best foundation is the one that seems invisible on the skin and just slightly evens out your complexion. I hate the cakey effect

  37. These are some great tips! I always have a hard time choosing a foundation, that’s why I usually buy a BB cream or a CC cream. Next time I’m shopping for makeup I will implement some of these tips and see if I find a foundation that will suit my skin. Thanks for sharing!

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