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Choosing the Right Foundation

Choosing the Right Foundation
Choosing the Right Foundation.

The whole reason we wear makeup is to make our skin look even textured . For me beauty is all about a healthy, flawless complexion. I have found that foundation is the surest way to get the smooth skin we all Want.

Consistency, as well as colour, counts,  when you want to get back to bases. There is no point in creating a thick, matt mask as it looks very artificial and caked. Thanks to technology, foundations  now reflects light so successfully that they almost look three dimensional. This gives the modern base all the appearance of natural skin – an illusion which always escaped its predecessors. Considering we all have a unique canvas to work with, it makes sense that we have an individual make-up tailored to our personal needs.While we have a plethora of products to choose from, future foundation will certainly become bespoke, as the consumer will soon demand tailor-made texture as well as colour. However, selecting the right shade of foundation is only the beginning : transferring the product from bottle to cheek correctly is what will make or break your look. Wearing a right foundation that also is broad spectrum sunscreen is essential for everyone to apply daily. However the kind of foundation can vary from one skin type to another.

SHEER FOUNDATION

Sheer foundation , gives us the complexion we wish we were blessed with naturally. It usually contains silicones, which make it glide and give a soft appearance without looking oily. Used sparingly, it cannot be detected on the skin and imparts a very natural look. There are no rules about where to apply foundation – use it where you need it and blend it in carefully. It gives a natural look carried a SPF and most favourite bases of all.

OIL BASED FOUNDATION

This works wonders on mature, dry and flaky skin. Oil-based foundation can be slightly heavy, so add a few drops of toner to the bottle before you start – this will counteract the oil in the bottle and make your application even more sheer.

I recommend that oil based based foundation should be applied alternatively with a sheer foundation. Since it’s heavy when used daily can result in breakouts as it clogs skin pores.

CREAM FOUNDATION

This looks lovely on more mature skins as it is smooth, milky, and kind on surface lines and wrinkles. It gives a natural-looking finish while still providing that confidence-boosting coverage. This contains less oils than the oil based foundation and is ideal to be applied daily for mature skin. It also gives a non reflective appearance.

MATT FOUNDATION

Oily skin beauties this one is for you. Matt foundation always needs to be applied very quickly and blended thoroughly as it does not contain any oil, so dries out the moment it touches the skin. It is great for Mediterranean skin types with oily T-zones, as it says shine-free for longer than other foundations. But to avoid an unnaturally heavy fnish it should alwys be applied with a very light hand to a complexion that has already been moisturized.

LIGHT-REFLECTING FOUNDATION

This contains specially-shaped particles that reflect light off the skin to give it a youthful appearance. It is appropriate for young girls who want to obtain a ‘dewy’ complexion and for older women wishing to draw attention away from lines and wrinkles.

LIGHT-RESPONSIVE FOUNDATION

Revolution in modern technology have delivered this foundation which contains pigments that are light sensitive, meaning they respond differently to natural and electric light, and change to maintain a ‘true, colour in either.

COMPACT FOUNDATION

Powder and foundation in one, this is very easy to apply with a sponge and is the ‘one-stop shopping ‘ of foundation. Applied with a light hand, compact foundation can appear very natural; heavy-handed application, though, leads to a mask-like finish.

HIGH LIGHTING STICK

Not foundation as such, but these sticks, which are superb for highlighting the face or body.

TINTED MOISTURIZER

Fantastic for enhancing a suntan or for regular use by those blessed with flawless skin, tinted moisturizer gives minimal coverage and adds a smidgen of colour to your complexion. Be sure to blend in well to avoid a patchy finish.

GEL FOUNDATION

In one of the newest additions to the foundation family, colour pigments are suspended in a gel-like formulation that glides on easily, absorbs well, and is non greasy. It is water based and is a much lighter option for daily use.

Be aware and take informed decisions.

Incase you have doubts feel free to write to me at pooja@risingsun.in.

Happy to answer your queries.
  • Pooja Nagdev

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