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What foundation should I use for my type of skin?

A few days ago, a girl from my Instagram asked me if I could help her out on choosing a foundation that would suit her type of skin and since then I can’t help but think of all the girls out there who don’t want to spend their money on products that they are not certain are going to work for them.

When I first started to get into makeup, I started watching YouTube videos and I would see all these different types of influencers and they would all have perfect skin with a beautiful natural glow to it and everything would just look amazing on it.

I just didn’t know who to trust when they recommended their holy grail products, because their skin type was just so different to mine, that I couldn’t really know and didn’t want to spend my money on something that I wasn’t certain was going to work on me. In the past year and a half that I’ve been wearing makeup, I have tried many different foundations and there were so many that didn’t work with my skin type, that I think I know a wide range of different formulas that can suit every skin. And today I just want to share them with you all and hopefully I can help some of you out.

Although I won’t assure you this will work for everyone, you can always ask for samples at makeup stores so you don’t have to buy the full bottle if you’re not too convinced on the product.

To begin with, I have combination-dry skin, meaning that on my T zone I have oily skin, but on the rest of my face I have normal to dry skin. I am not prone to breakout unless it’s that time of the month hahaha, you know what I mean 😉

For my skin I always have trouble finding my perfect type because I like my face to be matt but look natural at the same time. I don’t like to be glowy apart from where my highlight is.

A foundation I stand by and use almost every single time I wear makeup is the “Born This Way” foundation by Two Faced. This is an amazingly full coverage foundation, with a satin finish that doesn’t let the oils of my face pull through during the day. So if you have my type of skin, I would highly recommend you to go to your nearest Sephora and ask for a sample.

As far as normal skin goes, this really depends on the person who wears the makeup. I’ve met people with normal skin who like really matt foundations, and for these people I really do recommend the Wet n Wild “PhotoFocus” foundation. It photographs beautifully, doesn’t settle into fine lines and stays matt even if you don’t set it with powder, but a little deet you should take into consideration is that is does have a pretty strong “paint-like” smell, but it does go away once you blend it into your skin. For people with normal skin who prefer a more glowy base, I have to say that the L.A Girl “Pro Coverage HD” foundation looks gorgeous on the skin. It stays dewy and natural throughout the whole day although I have noticed it does settle into fine lines so I would bake on the places where you have lines, just to make sure it doesn’t get in them through the day.

People who have dry skin normally look for dewy, natural and hydrating foundations which don’t need to be set with powder since powder on a dry face only makes it look worse. For these types of skin, I recommend the Maybelline “Fit Me!” foundation. I’ve tried it before and it didn’t really work for my skin because it is too hydrating and even though I set it with powder my oils pulled through in just two hours of wearing it. I noticed that none of my smile lines were too emphasised and the dry patches of my face were looking flawless.

When it comes to oily skin, a good and consistent skincare routine plays a huge role on how products are going to look on the face. This goes for tastes, and how sensitive or acne prone each ones’ skin is. For a full coverage but more natural and dewy skin look, I highly recommend the Lancôme “Teint Idole Ultra Wear” foundation, this has amazing coverage but still has a glow to it. If you gravitate towards a more normal coverage but matt look, the Maybelline “Super Stay 24hrs” foundation will work for you, it does have less of a full coverage pigment to it but it mattifies the face completely and throughout the day it controls the oils pretty well. For my last recommendation, the Rimmel London “Match Perfection” foundation has a really high coverage pigment while it mattifies the face throughout the whole day, it is an amazing and affordable foundation.

I will attach a photo with all the foundations I’m talking about right here so you can see that I am 100% talking about experience and that you can trust what I say, although that does not imply that any of these foundations I’m recommending will exactly work for you.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s post and that it was helpful for you. I’ll see you next week 🙂

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