Foundation Uncovered (Part 2 of 2)

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Below is a table that highlights the several different foundation formulas, what their coverage is, and the types of skin they’re usually best suited for. It is important to note that there are always exceptions to the common characteristics of the foundation types.  As an example, those with dry skin can find that certain powder foundations are actually great options for them. Some powder foundations can be hydrating.  Or, those with oily skin can still use a stick foundation if they chose an oil-free one and set it with a powder. Many foundations are adaptable to your needs.

Foundation Type Coverage Great for…
Liquid Medium, buildable All skin types
Powder Buildable Oily, Combination
Mousse Buildable All types, especially Dry or Aged
Aerosol/Spray Medium to full, buildable Dry, Normal/Combination
Tinted Moisturizer Light Skin with few imperfections
Stick Full Dry
Mineral Light to full, buildable Sensitive, Oily, Acne-prone, Combination
Cream Full Dry
Cream-to-Powder Full Oily

Checkout this website for more tips:
http://www.oprah.com/style/How-to-Choose-and-Use-the-Right-Foundation

Sources:
http://alittlemorebeautiful.blogspot.com/2009/02/what-type-of-foundation-should-i-use.html
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101129002849AAMUgS2
http://www.talkinmakeup.com/2011/07/makeup-school-foundations-101-coverages.html
http://beauty.about.com/od/foundationsconcealers/a/foundtypes.htm
http://www.thefashionspot.com/beauty/news/167873-makeup-lessons-all-about-foundation
http://www.hhblife.com/beauty/makeup-tips/flawless-coverage-4-types-of-foundation.html#
http://www.oprah.com/style/How-to-Choose-and-Use-the-Right-Foundation

Written by Jessica, intern.

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