What Foundation Should I Use For My Skin Type?

Picking a foundation that compliments your skin type is an important way you can achieve a flawless and perfected base for your makeup. Regardless of your skin type, there are a variety of foundations for you to choose from. I have accumulated the best budget and high-end foundation products on the market for dry, oily, combination and sensitive skin.

Dry skin


Maybelline Fit Me Foundation:

This product leaves your skin looking and feeling dewy, glowing and hydrated and can be purchased in 8 different shades. It does not cling to dry areas of your skin and instead moisturises, making your face appear flawless and nourished. It includes SPF 18 to protect you from the sun’s rays which is beneficial for dry skin as the sun can be a contributing factor to this. This product is best applied using a damp beauty blender and is buildable to suit your preferred coverage.

High end:

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

This foundation is a hydrating product that adds moisture into the skin in a glowing and vibrant way. It improves the skin’s radiance and luminosity and can be purchased in 35 shades to suit all skin tones. It enhances and brightens your skins natural look making your complexion appear rejuvenated. It is a foundation that can be used for a summers day when you prefer to opt for a lightweight foundation, but can also be buildable to suit the occasion.

Oily skin


Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation.

This product is a buildable and lightweight product that can be purchased in 50 different skin tones. It has an oil-free formula that is vital for individuals with oily skin as this can add extra moisture that is not needed. It will provide a semi-matte finish that still allows for a natural glow. It is an innovatively packaged product that is housed within a glass bottle with a jumbo doe-foot applicator that can prevent bacteria being dispersed onto your face.

High end:

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation 

This product can be purchased in 61 shades, includes SPF 10 and is the No.1 prestige foundation in the UK. It has 24-hour wear and is oil-free to reduce the moisture that is on the surface of your skin. It is heat, humidity and sweat resistant to ensure your skin will be glowing and flawless without the worry of excess oils making an appearance. The product does not require touch-ups and can be buildable to suit your preferred coverage.

Combination skin


The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

This foundation allows for the perfect dewy look without your skin appearing oily. It provides a semi-matte finish which still enables a natural glow. It is a lightweight foundation that does not appear cakey and blends well with other products. This foundation enables a flawless canvas to build other products upon and does not allow build up around fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes and instead camouflages them. It has added SPF 15 to protect your skin from sun damage and is best applied with a damp beauty blender to evenly apply the product.

High end:

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

This foundation is perfect for individuals who have combination skin that can sometimes appear dry and oily. It is an oil-free formula that creates an undetectable flawless finish. Coconut water is an ingredient within the product that helps to replenish lost moisture within the skin in a hydrating and nourishing way. It is cruelty-free and vegan and can be purchased within 27 different skin tone shades.

Sensitive skin


L’Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation

This foundation is a lightweight and durable foundation that is perfect to tackle the summer heat as it does not feel or look cakey on the skin and instead provides you with a natural and flawless appearance. It can be purchased in 33 shades and contains moisturising agents such as Aloe Vera and Glycerin that add a natural glow to your skin.

High end:

Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Liquid Foundation

This foundation lasts for 24 hours and provides a natural and full coverage complexion. It is a waterproof, oil-free and mattifying skin formula that improves the appearance of imperfections, wrinkles and fine lines. It is a weightless, comfortable and wearable for prolonged periods of time that has been formulated with fine pigments.

Regardless of your skin tone, complexion or budget there is a foundation to suit you. They all provide a range of benefits for our skin and are the perfect foundations to build other products upon. Finding a foundation you love can change your whole makeup look so it is important to choose wisely. 

Emily Victoria x

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