How to pick your foundation

There are SO many options out there, high end, drugstore and the in betweens. Its great that we have so many different types of products out there, but at the same time, its getting really hard to figure out what you should go for.DSC_0849

Types: Liquid – Powder – Mousse – Stick

The most common forms of foundations are liquid and powder. They are the easiest to work with and there are lots of good options in both high end and drug store. Liquid foundation has several types of coverage ranging from sheer to full. It depends on the type of coverage you seek to pick the best on for you. For someone like me. that has acne and acne scarring, I like to get a medium coverage foundation that is buildable. I like to use Makeup Forever HD foundation as well as the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte foundation. Usually, I would set my liquid foundation with a powder foundation for the extra coverage and to ensure it doesn’t move around. I like the MAC Studio Fix Powder as well as the Revlon ColorStay. You can also use the powder foundation by itself if you have normal to oily skin with no major discoloration. Mousse foundations are a bit odd, they tend to feel slightly heavy on your face in my opinion. Having said that, I really like the Revlon ColorStay whipped foundation. I have not had the chance to try out many stick foundations but I have heard wonderful things on YouTube about the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Stick foundation.

Finish: Dewy – Matte – Demi Matte  – Satin

This depends on what you prefer. Based on the look you want to achieve, you will pick the finish of your foundation. Although, if you have oily skin, you’d most likely want to go for a matte finish and if you have dry skin, you’d want to reach for a dewy finish foundation. For someone like me, who has a oily-combination skin I like to reach for L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte foundation. It gives me a matte finish but without looking flat. For dry skin, I would recommend the Nars Sheer Glow, its hydrating so it wont enhance the dry patches on your face.DSC_0851

Alternatives : BB Creams – CC Creams- Tinted Moisturizers

These are great alternatives if you don’t want to wear foundation everyday. There are some really good products out there that provide some coverage so you can wear it to school or work on a daily basis for a natural look. I really like the Tarte BB Tinted Primer. It has good coverage and can also be used under a foundation as a primer. I also really like the Nars Tinted Moisturizer, although it needs to be set with a powder because of my oily-combination skin. Although I haven’t gotten a chance to try many Korean bb creams, I have heard great things about them, if you love yours please comment below so I can give it a try 🙂

Which foundation is your HG? Comment below 🙂

Much Love,

Kinza G Khan


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