A Crash Course In Choosing The Right Foundation For Your Skin

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
A crash course in choosing the right foundation for your skin

Finding the right foundation is like finding your soul mate, it takes several trial and errors until you find the one! If you’re still struggling with your foundation shade or texture and your search hasn’t ended yet, we’re here to make things easier.

The aim is to find a foundation that resembles your skin but makes it look better. But why is this so difficult? Where are we going wrong? We sat down to find answers and here’s what we found...

Take a lesson on undertones

You’ve read this word everywhere but what does it mean and how to identify your undertone? It is simple check the veins on your wrist. If they are olive you have warm undertone, shades that look yellow or peach will suit you. Blue or purple veins indicate cool undertone, shades that look pink are for you. Lastly if you have green veins it means neutral undertone and you can opt for yellow shades.


Learn about formulas

Test against your jawline

If shades weren’t confusing enough, foundation textures make it more difficult right? Wrong! Your skin type plays a vital role while deciding the foundation texture. Dry skin types require a hydrating foundation such as the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation With SPF 45. Oily skin on the other hand requires an absorbing formula that gives a matte finish, the Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact which offers coverage and absorbs excess shine. Combination skin type is a little tricky, however, a powder foundation is your safest bet.


The ABC’s of coverage

Test against your jawline

A full coverage foundation may seem a little too heavy to people who don’t wear it regularly. However, coverage also depends on the needs of your skin. If you have naturally clear skin, a light coverage foundation will be enough. Those with minor imperfections and blemishes can opt for a medium coverage foundation. Acne and discoloration usually demands high coverage.


Test against your jawline

Test against your jawline

Do you always test your foundation shade on your wrist? Avoid doing this as the colour of your facial skin and that of your hand is different. Instead dab some on your jawline and see if it disappears into your skin. If possible do this test under natural lighting or near the window.

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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