while doing this post I had a thing or two to learn myself from the research
The best foundation makes you look like you’re not wearing any at all, but the secret to achieving that flawless effect is knowing your skin type and choosing a foundation to suit. For example, if you have dry skin, there’s no point in wearing a pressed powder foundation because it will only accentuate the dry areas — big no-no! And what about oily-skinned beauties? Well, you’re less prone to deep-set wrinkles in the future, but you probably have trouble getting your foundation to last all day right now. We’ve hand-picked the perfect foundation for five common skin types (yes sensitive, you included!), so click through to meet your perfect match.
Cream foundation is quite thick in consistency, so it is best suited to normal and dry skin types. Apply with a sponge or foundation brush.
Coverage: Medium to heavy
Best for: Those who want full cover and a flawless finish
We love: Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup ($24.95)
Liquid foundation is best for dry or aged skin. Apply with foundation brush.
Finish: Dewy or matte
Best for: Those who want coverage but also need an injection of moisture
Mineral foundation is best for sensitive skin, and skin prone to congestion and breakouts. Buff on with a kabuki brush.
Finish: Satin or matte
Best for: Those who want gentle coverage that won’t overload their skin
The hero for oily skin types, pressed powder is easily reapplied and can be softly layered during the day to help fight off excess oil. Apply with a powder brush.
Coverage: Light to heavy, depending on your desired coverage
Best for: Those with oily skin who want to choose their level of coverage
A great option for the low-fuss ladies, tinted moisturiser works for most skin types. Apply with hands or a foundation brush.
Finish: Matte and satin
Best for: A good option for those who don’t really like wearing makeup or don’t have a lot of time. It’ll give you that glow without the fuss