Makeup artist Elya Bulochka told what rules should be followed in order not to be mistaken with the choice of foundation, and shared her three favorite means.
Skin tone and type
What is your skin tone? Neutral, pinkish, or yellow? You should definitely know it when choosing a foundation. Moreover, this criterion is always indicated on the packages.
Don't forget to consider your skin type as well. For example, for combination and oily skin, I recommend DiorSkin Nude Air by Dior. It is lightweight, mattes well and leaves a velvet finish. The face looks porcelain!
Nude Air has excellent overlapping ability. A couple of drops are enough for the whole face. But for dry skin with peeling, this foundation will not work. He will only highlight the flaws. I will talk about a more universal tool later.
Do not hesitate to contact a consultant
If you are confident in a consultant, ask him for help. In most cases, it will help you make the right choice. One of the most versatile products I've worked with is Senna's Lasting Illusion Satin Matte. This foundation has good coverage and plasticity. Moreover, it is really not visible on the face. Lasting Illusion is resistant, does not "flow" even under soffits for eight hours.
But there is one complication: it is difficult to use if you are not a professional makeup artist. First, you need to apply the cream with a flat brush, and then blend it with a fluffy brush or a beauty blender, working very quickly. You should definitely make friends with him!
Apply foundation to your neck
You need to test the product not only on the face, but also on the neck. Typically, the complexion differs from the skin tone on the neck.
Test the product carefully
If possible, apply the product to half or all of your face and walk with it for eight hours before making a purchase. Then you will know how the foundation behaves exactly on your skin.
If you love a satin finish, I suggest you try Estée Lauder's new Double Wear Nude. This is a water-based foundation, it is well layered and looks very natural without creating a mask effect.
Read the compositions
Choose foundation without talcum powder in the composition and pay attention to the presence of SPF - the skin must always be protected, even in winter. For example, in Double Wear Nude, which I mentioned above, the SPF factor is 30.