Back in April, I wrote about how to find the perfect primer for your skin type, so now I thought it was time to go the next step and find the best foundation for skin type! As I also wrote in the primer post, is it important to know what skin type you have for you to find the best foundation match. Some of you might know what skin type you have, and some of you might not be entirely sure. I have written THIS BLOG POST to help you figure it out. In this blog post, I will explain what type of foundations that would work the best for you and also give you some recommendations. Note that some recommendations might work for other skin types as well.
If you have oily skin, then you would want to opt for a matte foundation. A matte foundation that is a good match for your skin type will hold back the oils of your skin so you do not get as oily through the day. A dewy foundation will give you the opposite effect and make you look even more oily depending on how oily your skin is. My two recommendations for foundations for oily skin is #1 Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (£33.50, *) and #2 L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation (£9, *). Both of these foundations are matte but one is high-end while the other one is from the drugstore. If you have oily skin, then please leave your favourite foundation in the comments to help out other people with oily skin to find their perfect foundation match!
If you have dry skin, you might not want to go for a matte foundation, but maybe a more dewy/glowy one. You could make a matte foundation work with a good hydrating primer – it is all about what works for your skin, and a dewy foundation might not grip onto dry spots as a matte foundation would. My two recommendations for foundations for dry skin is #3 Revlon ColorStay Foundation for Normal/Dry Skin (£13, *) and #4 Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation (£34, *). I own the Revlon one myself, and it is not dewy nor matte but a good in between and it is one of my favourite foundations! If you have dry skin, then please leave your favourite foundation in the comments to help out other people with dry skin to find their perfect foundation match!
If you are looking for a foundation for combination skin, you might think it is a bit of a tricky job as you have both oily and dry skin. I think the most important thing is to multi-prime so you would use a mattifying primer in the T-zone and a hydrating primer on the cheeks. You might like my two recommendations for a foundation for combination skin which include #5 Revlon ColorStay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin (£13, *) and #6 Too Faced Born This Way Foundation (£29, *). The Revlon Foundation is made for combination/oily skin while I have heard great things about the Born This Way Foundation for combination skin. If you have combination skin, then please leave your favourite foundation in the comments to help out other people with combination skin to find their perfect foundation match!
The last foundation recommendations are for normal skin, which also is the skin type I have. I normally go for every finish of foundation depending on what I might want that day. My recommendations for foundations for normal skin includes #7 The Ordinary Serum Foundation (£6, *) and #8 Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (£42, *). The Serum Foundation is actually my favourite foundation right now and it looks very natural on the skin and gives a nice amount of coverage even though it is very lightweight (read my entire review right here). If you have normal skin, then please leave your favourite foundation in the comments to help out other people with normal skin to find their perfect foundation match!
I hope this post gave you a bit of information and gave you an idea of what kind of foundation you should be looking for to match your skin type. Thank you so much for reading – I hope to see you back soon! xx
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