A perfect make-up starts with a great base. It is so important that you choose carefully what type of foundation suits your skin. You must consider your skin tone, texture and condition. It can be a bit tricky sometimes because of the wide array of cosmetic brands and formulations available in the market but fret no more for I will share you some tips in choosing what's the best for you!


Do you have a normal, dry, combination or oily skin? Knowing what exactly your skin condition will save you a lot of time and money.

How to know your skin type/condition:

Normal skin shows neither oil nor flaking skin. If you have it, consider yourself lucky.
Oily skin usually looks greasy and shiny and it is very common to have enlarged pores.
Dry skin may feel taut or show flakes of dead skin. It is associated with small pores. Moisturizing is important for this skin type.
Combination skin exhibits traits of all three of the above skin types. Usually, the skin is oily in the T-zone and normal to dry elsewhere.

Now that you already know which skin type you belong, it's time for you to know what type of foundation best fits you.



Normal or dry skinned individuals may use a liquid/cream form of foundation. It adds enough moisture to your skin to avoid flaking. Coverage may vary from light, medium to full. Though there are already oil-free versions of this around the market it is still safe for oily/combination-skinned individuals to steer away from this type of foundation.

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Oily and combination-skinned individuals may benefit a lot from using a powered foundation. Not only it provides great coverage but also it controls facial oils perfectly. Plus, it's foolproof and very easy to apply.

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  1. Choose carefully the shade of foundation you are going to use. It must be as transparent as if you are not wearing one at all.
    ★Go to your nearest makeup counter and ask the makeup consultant to swipe a couple of foundation shades onto your jawline down to your neck, see what shade matches you the best! It is also important to mind the lighting. It may appear different on daylight.
  2. You may use your fingers to apply your liquid foundation. The warmth in your hands may help the foundation to blend easily.
  3. Do not over apply foundation. As much as possible use it sparingly and focus on troubled areas only.
  4. When doing a foundation retouch, you must blot facial oil first to avoid caking.
  5. Blend, blend, blend!