Foundation make up

Choosing the right foundation can be painful job. The right foundation base is determined by your skin type and color. The foundation you choose should possible. Foundations come in three forms. They are liquid, cream or solid form. Dry skin needs a cream base foundation. Cake make-up has a drying effect on skin hence it is found suitable only for oily skin. It is ideal for touch up. It is a little heavy and thus it looks excellent under artificial lights. Tinted liquid foundation gives an uniform, even texture to the skin and is ideal for special evenings. An oil free water based foundation is for oily skin. Water based foundation dries up quickly; so blend immediately to avoid a blotchy look. The foundation you choose should match your true facial skin tone as closely as possible. You may use a shade darker or lighter, but too much variation will result in a highly unnatural look. You may use a medicated stick to cover up blemishes or to lighten dark shadows before putting on foundation. Do not over do it as it will project a painted appearance.

A few pointers

• Lighting must be effective, without throwing in shadows on face. While applying day make-up, sit with your back to the window.
• Your make-up necessities require you to be the best judge. Decide your make-up requirements bearing in mind the type of skin, complexion and the nature of your vocation.
• Always buy cosmetic items of a reputed company.
• Your requirements include not only cosmetics but also items such as absorbent cotton pads, cotton buds, wet and dry tissues.
• The shade of foundation you choose must match the darkest part of your face. There is a tendency for women to buy a lighter shade thinking that it will make them look a shade fairer.
• An oily skin requires a foundation with a water base. An oil based foundation is ideal for dry skin, normal skin and combination skin.
• Never test the shade or color of make-up on your wrist, Dot your forehead with the different shades of foundation and pick the one closest to your skin tone.
• Never test colors in artificial light.
• Always use the right accessories while making up your face.
• Never use foundation over stale make-up.

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