Remember the times when we could actually say that ‘I am not a foundation person’? Sadly, not anymore. With the kind of chaotic lives we live today where our day is packed with pre-scheduled meetings, back to back chores and what not, most of us don’t have time to take care of our skin or try home remedies for natural glow. Dust and pollution make our skin conditions worse, so we resort to foundations sooner or later. However, the reason they have become so trendy recently is because foundations are not cakey and flakey anymore; you no longer have cracks in your foundation if applied correctly. Foundations today can give you the ‘no-makeup’ look with mild coverage or can give you the ‘evening look’ which makes your skin tone even but at the same time let your skin breathe. Face foundation powder or liquid are no longer reserved for special occasions and are in fact makeup bag essentials for everyday makeup.
Now coming to the actual question that will save you the trouble of finding the right foundation for yourself: What is the best face foundation? Check out what you should give a try:
Fitglow beauty is one of the best face foundation brands out there. It is available in 8 shades, covering almost all skin tones from fair to dark tan. This plant-based foundation contains seaweed, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid and vitamin C, making it a perfect choice for daily wear foundation. The beta-carotene it has helps with acne and pigmentation so for those with regular breakouts and redness, this one's for you. It lasts long since applying even a thin layer would do the job, leaving your skin toned and smooth.
If you have been keeping an eye out for the best face anti-aging foundation, pick this one. It hides the age spots as if they weren’t even there in the first place and who wouldn’t want that? Applying anti-aging creams separately will cost you more and is also more hassle so skip the creams and let this foundation make you look years younger. It will hide those crease lines and wrinkles for the entire day, without the need to brush up the makeup every few hours.
Sunforgettable Total Protection by Colorscience
Love lazing around beaches but hate the tan and the sun burns? We get you and we have all been there. Well, of course, you cannot stop having fun at the beach on weekends with friends so buy this Colorscience foundation to make your life easier. If I could pick one best foundation for a tanned face, it would - without a doubt be this one. The best part is that it can be applied over makeup as well so for someone like me who does makeup in five minutes and often forget to leave out something, this is a big relief. It’s in a powder form with a brush on it, making it super convenient for on the go makeup retouches.
No wonder the users call it the best face coverage foundation they have tried. It’s in the cream form and is super lightweight so you will feel like your face is bare. The matte finish is what is in fashion today and this offers you just the look you had in mind. It is completely oil-free so you don’t have to worry about sweating and your makeup melting.
Before impulse buying a foundation you just came across while on your window-shopping ritual, here are a few things you should keep in mind that will help you make the right choice:
1. Find your match:
We’re not talking about a life partner but something of equal importance (well some say so), a foundation that compliments your skin complexion. A common mistake when trying to match your skin tone is testing on your hand. The shade of your hand is usually darker than your face so you might end up making the wrong choice. Apply it on your cheek/neck and blend it to judge the shade. Make sure to get one shade lighter than your skin tone because you can always intensify it with bronzer and contouring.
2. Your Usage:
If you are somebody who only applies makeup, yet alone foundation occasionally, then you can go for medium to high coverage level. But if foundation is part of your everyday makeup look, then I would suggest picking the one with mild coverage so you can breathe through it all day. The advantage of getting a foundation with low to medium coverage is that you can always build it up according to the event or the look you are going for but it can’t work the other way round.
3. Keep the weather in mind:
Some foundations may be more suitable for countries or places with pleasant to cold weather and some might be made for warmer weather. Your skin warms up in summer and the sun might cause tan, so you have to keep that in mind. It is highly recommended that you keep two foundations at least to adjust for a shift in seasons which is bound to happen. Also, make sure the foundation is compatible with your sunblock, so it doesn’t cause irritation.