Finding Foundation For Your Skin Type

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Foundation finishes and formulas vary greatly, so choosing what will look best on your skin can seem like an overwhelming task. Here’s a guide to picking the right foundation for your skin type.

OILY AND ACNE-PRONE
An oil-free, matte foundation is least likely to aggravate acne, but it doesn’t necessarily conceal blemishes. Loose powder applied over foundation can give additional staying power. If you’re using acne medication, allow it to absorb completely before applying foundation.

DRY
Look for oil-based or “moisturizing” foundations to provide your skin with the hydration it needs. However, because these contain oil or high levels of water, they can accentuate wrinkles, so you may want to start with a rich moisturizer followed by a less hydrating foundation.

NORMAL
When you’re not concerned about specific skin conditions, you can choose your foundation based on how much coverage you need and the finish you desire.

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