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The Best Foundations for Every Skin Type

Choosing a foundation can be a daunting task if you’re not sure what to look for. Liquids, creams, powders…there are a lot of options to choose from. One thing is for certain though, no woman wants to walk around with “cake face” because she chose the wrong type of cover-up. The best place to start is by determining your skin type. Once you know whether you have normal, combination, oily, or dry skin, you can choose the best foundation to suit your needs.

 

Normal Skin Type

  • Description: Having “normal” skin doesn’t necessarily mean your skin is flawless, it just means your complexion is even and your skin shows no signs of being too oily or too dry. People with normal skin typically have smaller pores, and few breakouts, creases, lines, and wrinkles. Normal skin also appears more vibrant and supple.
  • Ideal Foundation Type: Liquid, Cream, Pressed Powder, Mineral Powder
  • Best Foundations for You: Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation SPF 15 (light coverage) or Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation (medium-to-full coverage)

Combination Skin Type

  • Description: Having “combination” skin means your skin can be both oily and dry at the same time. Typically the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) is oily, while cheeks are dry. People with combination skin tend to suffer breakouts on the forehead, cheeks, and chin. It is often necessary to use two different types of foundations for the dry and oily parts of your face.
  • Ideal Foundation Type: Liquid, Cream, Mineral
  • Best Foundations for You: Givenchy Teint Couture Long-Wearing Fluid Foundation (light coverage) or Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup (medium-to-full coverage)

Oily Skin Type

  • Description: Having “oily” skin means your face has an all-over shine. The forehead, cheeks, and nose appear especially greasy-looking. People with oily skin have large, open pores and suffer from frequent breakouts and blemishes.
  • Ideal Foundation Type: Liquid, Pressed Powder
  • Best Foundations for You: Clinique Superbalanced Makeup (light coverage), Too Faced Amazing Face Liquid Foundation (medium coverage) or Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation (full coverage)

Dry Skin Type

  • Description: Having “dry” skin means your face looks and feels dry, tight, and flaky. People with dry skin tend to have invisible pores, fine lines around the eyes and mouth, and flaking on the cheeks and chin.
  • Ideal Foundation Type: Liquid, Cream, Mineral Powder
  • Best Foundations for You: Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation (light coverage) or L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup (medium-to-full coverage)

Sensitive Skin Type

  • Description: Having “sensitive” skin means your face has a sensitivity to products, and may be prone to burning, redness, irritation, and blotchy patches. People who suffer from Rosacea, Eczema, or other skin conditions may be classified as having sensitive skin.
  • Ideal Foundation Type: Liquid, Mineral Powder
  • Best Foundations for You: BareMinerals Matte SPF 15 Foundation (light coverage) or Maybelline New Superstay Silky Foundation SPF 12 (full-to-medium coverage)

Mature/Aging Skin Type

  • Description: Having “mature” skin means your face is no longer as firm as it used to be. As women age, we lose the collagen and elastin that keeps our skin firm and wrinkle-free. People with mature skin experience an accentuation of wrinkles, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. A slowdown in sebum production also leaves aging skin prone to increased dryness, flakiness, and itching.
  • Ideal Foundation Type: Liquid, Cream, Pressed Powder, Mineral Powder
  • Best Foundations for You: Dior Diorskin Nude BB Creme (light coverage), Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation (medium coverage) or CoverGirl Advanced Radiance Restorative Cream Foundation SPF 10 (full coverage)

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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 lrstewar@gmail.com.