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Types of foundation

Everyone knows how important foundation is in the makeup world. No makeup artist can skip this as it prepares our face for the application, it even outs the skin, it hides the blemishes and scars. The foundation world is growing in terms of shades and types according to the skin type.

Types of foundations
Types of foundations

There are many types of foundation depending on the skin type. So lets just find out the types 🙂

  • Liquid Foundation

The very common and the most easiest of all the types. Liquid foundations can be best for the beginners as it does not requires any expertise. These foundation either comes in bottles or a tube but has a lotion consistency which makes its application easier. Liquid foundations come with two formulas either water based or oil based, depending upon the requirements.

Water based foundation- This type of foundation suits for the people having oily or combination skin. As it helps in controlling the shine on the face

Oil based foundation- This type of foundation suits for the people having dry skin.Dry skin people have to keep their skin moisture to avoid cracks and wrinkles. So this formula contains oils and  prevents the skin from dryness and breakouts.

  • Cream Foundation

This type of foundation is in a thick creamy texture that is best for full coverage looks. Since it is more creamy and heavy upon application it has more tendency to moisture the skin, covers the blemishes and scars. The application of this foundation looks flawless with any sponge applicator because it blends into the skin more evenly.

Cream foundations are best suited for dry skin.

  • Mousse Foundation

This type of foundation has a whipped cream consistency which is not so thick and not runny like liquid foundations. It’s easy to handle and can blend really well with the fingers too. The mousse foundation feel very light on the skin and not at all cakey compare to other foundation.

Mousse foundations suit almost all skin types.

  • Stick Foundation

This type of foundation are available in stick and gives a complete matte look. The application of this foundation is not very easy especially for the beginners. The most tricky part is the blending which is only done by a sponge. The good part of this foundation is it can be used in replacement of concealer and can give normal to full coverage.

Stick foundations are highly recommended for oily skin.

  • Mineral foundation

This type of  foundation are in loose powders and can be used over foundation to set it. Experts say that this foundation is made from natural products and can be best for sensitive skin.

Mineral foundations are suitable for types of skin depending on the application, either wear it alone or to wear over the foundation.

  • Cream to powder foundation

This type of foundation stand between cream and powder foundations. And thus makes its application easy to use. It is applied on the skin as cream texture but dries out on the skin and give a matte powdery finish.

Cream to powder foundations are best suited for the combination skin.

  • Powder foundation

This type of foundation is in baked pan and also knows as compact powder. This can be wear alone but like mineral foundations are used to set the foundations.

Powder foundations are best suited for oily skin but work well for all skin types.

  • Spray foundation

This type of foundation is the least common amongst all. The foundation is available in spray form and used to create an airbrushed look, mostly used by the professional makeup artists.

Spray foundations are suitable for all skin types.

So are you ready now to buy your perfect foundation? Do write me your comments below 🙂

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