Foundations can be intimidating. From finding the perfect shade to match your skin tone to achieving celebrity-approved coverage, getting your base makeup right in one go is no easy feat.
While we’ve already given you a crash course on how to pick the right foundation for your skin tone, today we are going to cover… coverage. Makeup minimalists may drift towards a sheer, luminous finish when it comes to foundation, whereas, maximalists may find a heavy coverage more desirable.
But, if you still think your foundation game is not a 100%, then here’s a definitive guide to foundation coverage that’ll help you decide whether you should opt for sheer, light, medium or full.
This one is for all the no-makeup makeup lovers. If there’s one beauty trend that blew up in the year 2019, it has to be the dewy finish and lit-from-within glow.
If you’re a makeup minimalist, then you probably tilt towards a sheer coverage each time you step out for a party or a date night. Also, sheer coverage is for all those who have naturally great skin because this kind of coverage does not cover all the skin imperfections. However, you can still go ahead with it and use concealer to conceal the problem areas on your face.
If you’re lusting after a natural finish but with some coverage, then a light coverage foundation is best for you. Light coverage is comfortable for everyday wear. It won’t make you feel like you’re wearing another layer on your face.
Light coverage foundation is apt for working professionals and women who spend more hours outdoors because the changing temperatures, pollution and heat can otherwise suffocate your skin.
You don’t have to worry about makeup meltdowns with a light coverage foundation. Also, it can give you an airbrushed look, something that can make your skin look like a million bucks.
If you wish to achieve the perfect balance between not too light and not too OTT, then medium coverage is what you must opt for. Whether it is a day-long event or a party that is going to last way past midnight, a medium coverage foundation won’t disappoint.
Also, medium coverage is perfect for all those with imperfect skin. Whether you have redness, blemishes or acne scars, a medium coverage foundation will make sure every problem area gets hidden seamlessly.
On days when your skin isn’t feeling its best, it can still look top-notch, thanks to medium coverage foundations.
The best part about full coverage foundations is they last all day. And that’s not all! Full coverage foundations not only help you achieve a perfect base but also hide problem areas such as dark spots, pigmentation, uneven tone and scarring.
Gone are the days when a full coverage foundation left you with a cakey finish. Today, foundations are formulated with hydrating ingredients that seamlessly blend into your skin and give an impeccable finish.
Now that you know all about the different kinds of foundation coverage and what each one does, you should be able to pick the right one according to your needs.
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