Types of foundation by Hala Ajam
Types of foundation
The foundation to use depends on certain factors, including personal choice, and the look you wish to show. There are different types of foundations but the ones listed are the ones I use. Each creates a different look, and should be used according to skin type or the final desired look.
- Cream basic foundations: are best used when looking for total coverage and a very polished finished look. As it is the heaviest of foundations, it can cover small scars, broken blood vessels and veins.
- Liquid foundations: offer medium range cover and are overall, a very good weight for day to day use. It is important to learn how to blend well, as natural daylight can be far harsher than the indoor light we might normally use to apply our makeup in. it will be far more telling for any flaws in application. Be sure to use your fingers to blend all the way beneath the jawbone, up to the hairline.
- Water proof liquid foundation and sheer foundation: are the easiest to apply and blend. They offer light translucent coverage that will enhance the skin’s natural glow.
My favorite trick is to mix a cream foundation with a moisturizer, keeping the coverage, but lightening the texture.
Pro tip: to avoid shine, blot the skin with a tissue for a few seconds to allow it to lift any excess oil or sweat for the skin. This will leave the skin with a lovely matte finish.