To me the most important part of your makeup routine should be your skin. Once your skin looks smooth and flawless, you can basically slay any look.

The key to flawless coverage is choosing the correct foundation. No, I’m not just talking about the foundation shade, the texture, ingredients, wearability and coverage all play an extremely important role. You need to find the foundation that agrees with your oily, dry or combination skin. 

Your first step is to figure out what type of skin you have. Remember, it’s normal if your skin changes with the season. I usually have combination skin, but last winter my skin was completely dry and I had to change a lot of my routines.

Next, you have to figure out what your skin undertone colour is. Do you have a warm or cool undertone?

Now you need to decide how much coverage you would like. When my skin was going through a really terrible phase and a new breakout would happen every second day! My holy grail for my skin would be full coverage, but I would avoid using foundation as much as possible to let my skin breathe. Now my skin is doing quite well and I’m loving the medium coverage for when I’m off to a special event. (I use BB cream for every day use) 

Right, so once those three have been set and decided, it’s time to find a brand that has what you’re looking for and the trickiest part is to look for and find the correct shade.

It’s every girls nightmare to spend a good amount of money on foundation and end up looking like you went for the wrong tan and now you resemble an orange or your foundation makes you look like you’ve applied your concealer all over your face instead of just under your eyes. Honey, no. We need to avoid this at all costs. 

Don’t be afraid to ask for testers. The oxytocin level in the air does change your foundation shade once applied to your skin. Get a tester and make sure your skin reacts positively and the coverage and wearability is what you are looking for before purchasing the foundation.

If you’re not sure what type of skin you have, ask a consultant in store or your makeup artist. If you’re looking to purchase makeup and not sure which basics to purchase, email me to book a shopping session where I hit the malls with you and guide you through the purchasing of all the right products. 

I hope this post helps you to purchase the correct foundation. 

All the love,

Areeba x

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