Just like an uneven canvas can ruin the final look of the painting, a bad base can ruin your makeup look. Whether you’re going for a soft day time look or a powerful night time glam, the right foundation is key to flawless looking makeup. The right foundation for you is subjective, it depends on a host of different factors like the coverage, finish, undertones, and even the foundation price. Even if you aren’t somebody who wears makeup on an everyday basis, finding the perfect foundation will help you achieve a great base for the rest of your makeup.
When looking for a foundation, choose one that suits your needs. Do you want something light and suitable for everyday wear? Pick a medium coverage buildable foundation like the Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation. The 18 unique shades of the Fit Me Matte+Poreless are made to fit diverse Indian skin tones, so there is a foundation match for everybody.
Everybody’s skin is different, some have a lot of redness around their nose and cheeks will some might have dark hyperpigmentation around their mouth. While you might get away with applying just concealer in certain areas like spot-concealing a pimple or covering up your dark under-eye circles, applying concealer in these larger parts of your face is not advisable. This is because concealers tend to be thicker than foundations and using them on a larger area can result in them looking patchy and cakey on your skin. The best part about using a buildable foundation is that you can layer it depending on how much coverage you would like. Layering a buildable foundation can help you cover up these areas without needing a thick and heavy feeling concealer.
Another reason to opt for a foundation instead of concealer is that a foundation has a much better shade range than a concealer. A concealer that is a shade too light for your skin tone might work well for your under-eye area when you want a brightening effect. But using a lighter shade of concealer on the rest of your face will, in fact, attract more attention to the blemish or scars you are trying to hide. Layering up a foundation to increase the coverage will give your skin a more natural and skin-like finish when compared to concealer.
Are you on the hunt for a foundation that is extremely full coverage and works great on cameras and for photoshoots? Pick an HD foundation which will blur out your pores and give your skin an airbrushed look. HD foundations hide all the skin flaws like uneven texture, pores, scars, etc., which is why they often come at a high price. If you want a full coverage foundation at an affordable price, try the Maybelline Superstay Full Coverage Foundation. The high-pigment Superstay Foundation provides an ultra-transforming effect with concentrated coverage without feeling heavy or greasy on the skin.
By using the right tools, you can layer your foundation to double up as a concealer. Layering foundation can also increase its coverage. The right foundation for your skin type will help create an even complexion and a smooth base for the rest of your makeup.
Now that you know why you need a foundation, read the Ultimate Foundation Guide to find the perfect foundation for your skin tone and type.