I’m presuming that if you have landed on this post then you are among the many women that walk into drug stores across the land looking for the perfect foundation. And feel overwhelmed by the vast selection of cosmetics on offer!
It is overwhelming! The cosmetics industry is massive and growing all the time! Sometimes it would be nice, like most things in this day and age (oooooh how old does that make me sound?? eek!) if things would pause, let us take a breather and catch up with it all.
That’s not going to happen though, so I’ll talk more generally about foundation, a tricky one to get right at the best of times.
Throw in different finishes, formula’s and a bunch of letters and numbers, it can be enough to make your head explode.
Things to bear in mind when shopping for foundation.
These 4 things will work as your basic guide to picking an everyday foundation.
If you wanted a foundation for a specific occasion or one that will give you a specific quality to your skin then you would look at different factors. This is just the basic knowledge you need to be equipt with to begin.
1.Your skin tone~ fair, medium, dark.
So that you know which section of the colour spectrum you should be looking at, to begin with. Of course, there are many variations of each tone…
2.Your undertone~ cool, warm, or neutral
So that you pick a foundation with the correct base colour for your undertone
Just as a side note, even if you have a cool undertone do steer clear of foundations that are overly pink based (fortunately there aren’t too many nowadays!) as they never blend into the skin enough to leave a natural finish.
Test shades on your jawline in as natural a light as you can you will want to pick out the shade that best blends with your chest/shoulder colour.If you are stuck deciding between 2 shades pick out the lighter shade as you can always darken it with bronzer.
3.Your skin type~ normal, dry, oily or combination.
So that you pick a foundation with the formula and finish that is most beneficial to you regarding the application, longevity and overall look of the foundation you choose.
Generally, foundations aren’t labelled up to specify which skin types they are most suitable for. Revlon colour stay shades do come in normal/dry and combination/oily, however, I can’t think of another drugstore brand that specifically states skin type suitability on their foundation bottles.
This is personal preference all the way!
Normal-dry skin types
Bourjois Healthy mix serum £10.99
Bourjois Healthy mix £9.99
Rimmel wake me up £8.99
Maybelline fit me! £7.99
Loreal True match (great shade range) £9.99
Revlon colourstay £12.49
Rimmel match perfection £6.99
Bourjois 1,2,3 perfect £10.99
I really hope I explained this clearly and this was helpful to some of you!
Do tell me your drugstore faves!!