Beauty Guide | Foundation Recommendations for Each Skin Type

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Hello Dolls and Gents, 

In my last post, I discussed 'Finding Your Perfect Foundation'. I provided different tips and tricks to find the perfect foundation for yourself. The biggest factor of finding the perfect foundation after colour match is skin type. Your skin type plays a huge role when purchasing makeup in general. 

This the hardest because there are different recommendations that other will provided, but through trial and error, you will find a formula that is best suited for your skin type or your personally preference. For example, some people with oily skin love matte finish, like Estee Lauder Double Wear, but some may prefer a more luminous finish, like Giorgio Armani Luminous Foundation. 

If you want more posts about skincare in depth, comment down below and let me know, maybe I will do a week with in-depth skin care and routine for each skin type. 

Some of the foundation will overlap, but it is all based on personal preference. If you would like to see which foundation, I would recommend for each skin type, then just keep on reading. 

Dry Skin 

There are three formulas that dry skin ladies and gents will love, they are liquid, moisturizing foundation stick, and hydrating powder foundation. I recommend checking out these YouTubers, who have dry skin : Jaclyn Hill and KathleenLights

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation $66
L'Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation $16.36
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum $28 (select Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale stores in Canada or Amazon US
Makeup Forever HD Foundation $50 

Combination/Oily Skin (Acne Prone)

For my ladies and gents who have combination skin, oily skin and are acne prone, look for foundation with these works oil-free, matte, mattifying or oil control. Also, try powder and mineral foundations. For the ladies and gents who have acne prone skin, you are going to want more coverage to hide acne and blemishes. I recommend checking out these YouTubers : Amy Macedo (oily skin), Jackie Aina (combo skin), and Christen Dominique (acne prone) 


    Normal Skin 

    If you have normal skin, they you are very lucky because it doesn't matter what foundation you choose, it is all based on personal preference. You may use any foundation formula for different skin types. I recommend checking out YouTuber Shaanxo

    Sensitive Skin 

    For my ladies and gents with sensitive skin usually have a reaction to certain ingredients, so be careful when trying out foundation. If you have a reaction to a foundation, it may cause rashes, acne, or eczema. I recommend checking YouTubers : Jaclyn Hill and KathleenLights. Here are some ingredient to avoid :
    • Any fragrance 
    • Lanolin and mineral oil 
    • Sorbic acid, found in retinoid cream and will always and immediately cause a reaction 
    • Cinnamates and heliplex, two ingredient found in sunscreens, may cause nasty rashes 

    LORAC Natural Performance Foundation $36 (US: Ulta, Canada and rest of the world: Amazon US)
    Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel $28 (selected Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale shops in Canada or get it on Amazon US)
    Dior DiorSkin Airflash Spray Foundation $68 

    Mature/Aging Skin 

    For my ladies and gents who have mature or aging skin, say no to heavy foundation because it will settle into your fine lines and wrinkles, which will emphasize them and make them worse. Instead go for a lighter coverage, opt for tinted moisturizer and light liquid foundations. 

    Have you tried any of these foundation? Did it work for skin type? Let me in the comment below. Don't forget to share, +1'd, and comment. 

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