How To Choose The Right Foundation For Your Skin Type

Written by Urvi DalalSep 16, 2023
How to choose the right foundation for your skin type

For us girls, it is hard to imagine our lives without foundation. But the actual quest to find the one foundation that ticks all the boxes is a hassle that most of us would rather avoid.

If there is one thing we have learnt over the years, it is that apart from picking the right shade of foundation, it is really important to look for a texture that works for your skin type. Why? Well, choosing the wrong texture not only prevents you from achieving a natural, skin-like finish but could also cause breakouts or dry your skin out.

Since we know that this can get a little confusing, we are here to help you out. We have some awesome tips on how to choose the correct foundation according to your skin type along with our personal recommendations. Oh BTW, you can thank us later!


For dry skin

Normal skin

For people with really dry and flaky skin, it is important that you choose a foundation that also has skincare benefits. This will not only help provide your skin with the right amount of coverage, but it will also moisturise and nourish your skin. We recommend using the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation With SPF 45. Enriched with Moroccan argan oil, this foundation provides superior coverage, while also moisturising your skin. This foundation is formulated with SPF 45, which will help prevent sun damage.


For oily skin

Normal skin

When you have oily skin, it is really important to choose your foundation wisely. Picking the wrong formula would totally clog your pores, break you out or even melt off. Always pick a matte finish and long-lasting foundation if you have oily and acne-prone skin. The Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation could be perfect for your needs. It boasts of an extensive shade range, settles to a smooth satin finish and evens out your skin tone beautifully.


Combination skin

Normal skin

To look for a foundation for people with combination skin can prove to be slightly tricky because you have an oily t-zone, while the rest of your face is dry. But applying two different foundations does not make sense. So what is one supposed to do? You can start by applying a hydrating foundation all over your face and then apply a little bit of compact or loose powder over the areas that tend to get oily. You can try the Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation. Enriched with vitamin B3, this foundation will not only provide serious coverage but also nourish and moisturise your skin.


Sensitive skin

Normal skin

You need to be careful in your choice of foundation if you have sensitive skin because you don’t know what might trigger a reaction. Opt for foundations that are enriched with natural and organic ingredients. This will help protect and nurture your skin. You can opt for the Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Bi-Phase Foundation Drops. This foundation comes with the goodness of aloe vera and green tea extracts to fight pollution, protect your skin while delivering a dewy, skin-like finish.


Normal skin

Normal skin

If you have normal skin, choosing a foundation is literally the easiest task for you. The only thing you really need to bother yourself with is finding the correct shade and your life is sorted. The Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse is a great option for you. This foundation has a really lightweight texture and blends into your skin like an absolute dream.

Urvi Dalal

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Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!


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