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Find the best foundation for your skin type

Oily Skin?

If your skin looks slick by mid-afternoon, you’ll definitely need a foundation that will keep your oil under control. For skin that tends to produce a lot of oil, you will definitely need a powder. Don’t shy away from moisturizer though. Your skin still needs it to remain healthy, just be sure to choose an oil free moisturizer so it doesn’t cause more oil.

If you want a little more coverage than a powder, try a matte look makeup. Some great options are Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse foundation, NYX Stay Matte not Flat Liquid Makeup, or Bare Minerals Matte Foundation.

For long-lasting oil control, try Urban Decay’s De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray to help control oil and set your makeup if you have a long day.

Combination Skin?

Your skin might be oily AND dry at the same time. This means you have combination skin and will need to use different products to make your skin clear and beautiful. Make sure you moisturize the dry spots with a tinted moisturizer and use oil-free powder for the parts that tend to get oily.

Dry Skin?

Is your skin extra dry and flaky? Especially in the winter? You definitely need a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream to keep your skin hydrated, healthy and smooth all day long. If you don’t find a tinted moisturizer that you love, you can make your own! Grab your favorite moisturizer and mix in a few drops of your favorite liquid foundation and you will have your very own creation of the perfect tinted moisturizer.

Try a BB (Beauty Balm) Cream for even more benefits: it minimizes pores, moisturizes and hydrates beautifully, keeps your skin protected from the sun, and has a primer so your makeup stays put all day. Some great options are from Urban Decay, Too Faced and Tarte.

Aging Skin?

If you’re looking for more of an anti-aging foundation to control wrinkles and fine lines, check out the new CC (Cover Control) Creams. Much like a BB Cream with lots of benefits, CC Creams fight lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of redness or discoloration, gently exfoliate and of course, moisturize.

Hydroxatone and Juice Beauty have great CC Cream brands.

What skin type are you? What type of foundation is your favorite for your skin type? Have you tried a BB or CC Cream?

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing