Monday, 13 October 2014

SKIN TYPES VS FOUNDATION TYPES


I thought I will share with you guys which foundation is suitable for each skin type. I know it's not an easy task in finding a foundation that will not irritate your skin, if like me you have sensitive skin that flares up easily. I hope this will be helpful to some of you.

SKIN TYPES VS FOUNDATION TYPES


SKIN TYPES VS FOUNDATION TYPES 


SKIN TYPE
FOUNDATION FORMULA
REMINDERS
    NORMAL SKIN
  • Correct pore size
  • Smooth skin
  • Could get dehydrated or oily depending on the weather conditions


  • UV/SPF
  • Moisturizing formula


    OILY/COMBINATION SKIN
  • Larger pore size
  • Thicker skin
  • Pale/Yellowish skin tone
  • Excess oil on the face specially the T-Zone
  • Blemishes
  • UV/SPF
  • Fragrance free formula
  • Oil free formula

  • Loose powder is a must
  • Matte formula is recommended


    DRY SKIN
  • Tight pores
  • Dehydrated
  • Inadequate sebum
  • Freckles could be visible
  • Fine lines around the eye area


  • UV/SPF
  • Moisturizing & Nourishing formula

  • Prefer a pink undertone foundation
  • Do not use too much powder
  • Base should be very moisturizing
  • Can use light reflecting foundations

    SENSITIVE SKIN
  • Tighter & Thinner skin
  • Mostly dehydrated
  • Broken capillaries
  • Red patches


  • UV/SPF
  • Moisturizing formula
  • Fragrance free
  • Oil free

  • Light quick strokes to put on foundation
    MATURE SKIN
  • Very tight pores
  • Dry & dehydrated skin
  • Poor elasticity
  • Fine/dry lines are visible
  • Freckles & Spots are visible

  • UV/SPF
  • Nourishing formula
  • Moisturizing formula

  • Prefer a pink undertone foundation
  • Do not use too much powder
  • Base should be very moisturizing
  • Can use light reflecting foundations



FOUNDATION FAMILY – EXPLAINED 

TYPE OF FOUNDATION
COVERAGE
FINISH
SKIN TYPE
DAY TIME MAKEUP
NIGHT TIME  MAKEUP
PHOTOGRAPHY MAKEUP
FOUNDATION PRIMER
Normally comes in a gel/cream formula.
Applied before makeup to give a smooth finish and to increase the longevity of your foundation

N/A
    • Matte finish
    • Non sticky texture
All skin types
If required
Yes
If required
COLOUR CORRECTOR
Light liquid/cream formula to correct uneven skin tone

N/A
    • Purple/Lavender to neutralise yellowish areas
    • Green – to cover reddish areas
    • Orange/Beige – to cover uneven skin tones areas
All skin types
If required
If required
If required
LIQUID FOUNDATION
Consists of a liquid formula & very moisturizing

Light - Medium
    • Matte finish/Sticky texture
    • Sheer finish/natural looking

All skin types
Yes
Yes
Yes
CREAM/ANTI-OXIDANT FOUNDATION
Creamy formula which has vitamin A, C and E to give protection against free radicals & antioxidants to prevent early signs of aging

Medium - High
    • Semi-matte finish
    • Quite a sticky texture
All skin types except oily & combination skin types 
Yes
Yes
Yes
PAN STICK FOUNDATION
Thick creamy formula. Doesn’t have sticky texture. Good coverage for blemishes, freckles or any imperfections. Could be used for shading & highlighting

High
Semi-matte with a powder finish
All skin types
No
Yes
Yes
LOOSE POWDER
Used as a setting agent after the use of foundation to make the makeup last longer

Light - Medium
Sheer finish and matte finish
All skin types
Yes
Yes
Yes
HD MINERAL LOOSE POWDER
Used to set the makeup for a more long lasting finish.

Light - Medium
Sheer and matte finish
All skin types 
Yes
Yes
Yes
TWO-WAY PAN STICK
Can be used either wet or dry

Medium - High
Drier formula
All skin types & especially for oily skin types
Yes
No
No

Do you agree with what I have shared with you or is there anything that you follow to find a suitable foundation for you. Let me know I would like to know what you think

Nashia

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