Finding the perfect foundation can be an epic quest and one that doesn’t always have a happy ending. Our drawers are full of foundations that seemed right for us but turned out to be all wrong. Choosing your ideal face makeup means making choices on everything from the coverage you need to the type of benefits you want–don’t even get us started on finding the right foundation shade. It can all get a bit overwhelming, so we went to a pro–Giorgio Armani Beauty National Creative Director Tim Quinn–to find out how you can ensure you buy the right foundation for you, every time.
The first thing you’ll want to decide is which kind of formulation you want. Besides the standard liquid and powder versions, you also have the choice of mousse, cream, spray and cream-to-powder. A great way to narrow down your options is to choose based on your skin type. Oily skin should opt for a powder foundation like Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Powder Foundation, as they will help mattify shine and won’t feel heavy or greasy on the skin. Cream foundations are a smart choice for women with dry skin as they tend to be more moisturizing. Women with mature skin should try cream-to-powder foundations because they help deliver that velvet texture without drying out the skin or enhancing the look of wrinkles. Liquid foundations like Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation SPF 15 are extremely versatile and work with all skin types; so when in doubt, choose liquid.
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