Foundation is one of the essential components of the base make up but we have to struggle to choose this perfect foundation so it suits our skin. Of course it is a struggle to find a perfect foundation but if you keep in mind some basic facts, you can easily find the right foundation for you!

I will start with skin type. While selecting foundation for your skin, your skin type plays a very important part. You canโ€™t just go and buy any random foundation, right? You need to buy foundation as per your skin tone and skin type. If you have yellowish skin you can buy any warm shade of foundation. And if you have a reddish skin you can opt for cool shade. Many even have neutral skin tone in this case you need to choose the neutral shade foundation.

Matte Finish foundations are recommended for oily skin. For dry skin choose a foundation that would consist of moisturizer as well. Those who have normal skin type can choose any type of foundation according to their preferences.

How to choose your foundation shade?

If the skin is oily then choose a shade lighter than your original skin shade because the oily skin has the tendency to oxidize the foundation. If the skin is dry then you can choose the foundation according to the shade of the skin. The same applies to normal skin.

Use your Jawline to choose the foundation, not the wrist. First of all the foundation you want to buy, apply it with your finger on your jawline. Now let it mix well with the skin. Then wait for some time. Go out in the daylight and see if the Foundation shade is right for you because only during daylight you can determine your exact skin shade.
If possible, wait for a while to see if the Foundation’s shade is oxidizing. If everything goes well go ahead, buy it.

Now while shopping for foundation online take out the foundation which you are already using. Now see which shade is suiting you and your skin. Find the name of your brand and shade which suits you the best and google it. You will find many links that will show you the swatch of the Foundation’s shade. Now compare your current foundation and the picture of the swatch you want to buy and also watch your skin in the mirror in the day light. If you are getting a shade nearby then search the name of that shade again. Keep in mind it is impossible to match a shade in one go. If you find any swatch almost nearby your skin color then you can buy it as well.
Take time while you are browsing for foundation online, if you can give time then you may get the perfect foundation for you on online.

See you soon, Take care

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