How do I make sure it’s the right tex­ture for me?

Woman & Home - - Foundation Special -

You can pick a matte, semi-matte, dewy, medium-cover­age or full cover­age for­mula. Dewy fin­ishes tend to work best on nor­mal-to-dry skin. Matte foun­da­tions are best for oilier skin, while su­per-matte fin­ishes are less flat­ter­ing on older com­plex­ions.

TEX­TURE TERMS DE­CODED

✢ LU­MI­NOUS = glowy, sheeny, hy­drated-look­ing skin

✢ DEWY = mois­turised, slightly shiny skin

✢ SHEER = translu­cent, ra­di­ance-en­hanc­ing for­mu­las with min­i­mal cover­age

✢ GLOWY = sheeny verg­ing on shiny ef­fect, good for those with noth­ing to hide

✢ FULL COVER­AGE = more opaque, you will see less blem­ishes, but also less skin

✢ MEDIUM COVER­AGE = al­lows skin to show through, but blurs blem­ishes ✢ matte = re­duces shine, looks pol­ished, but can be age­ing if ap­plied too thickly

A WORD ABOUT PILLING

What is it and why does it hap­pen? Pilling. that ir­ri­tat­ing oc­cur­rence when your foun­da­tion starts to ball like an old sweater. the new trend for lay­er­ing skin­care – serum, mois­turiser and sPF – is great news for our der­mis, not so much for our foun­da­tion. all those prod­ucts can cause a build-up, which makes the fi­nal layer of foun­da­tion ball up. to pre­vent this, it’s im­por­tant to let each layer dry. try do­ing some­thing in-be­tween – brush your teeth/have a cup of tea. If that doesn’t work, you may have a bad combo of for­mu­las. or one prod­uct with a lot of talc or mica in it. In which case you need to iden­tify the prob­lem­atic prod­uct!

“Su­per-matte fin­ishes are less flat­ter­ing on older com­plex­ions as they can em­pha­sise fine lines and wrin­kles. Matte fin­ishes can also be age­ing if ap­plied too thickly”

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