How to Choose (and Use) the Right Foundation

1. Determine Your Skin Type: Consider your skin type whether it's oily, dry, combination, or sensitive when choosing a foundation formula. Opt for oil-free, matte foundations for oily skin, hydrating formulas for dry skin

2. Find Your Undertone: Identify your undertone warm, cool, or neutral to ensure your foundation matches your skin seamlessly. Warm undertones lean towards yellow or golden hues, cool undertones have pink or blue undertones

3. Test Shades in Natural Light: Always test foundation shades on your jawline or the side of your face in natural light to ensure a perfect match. The right shade should blend seamlessly with your natural skin tone

4. Consider Coverage and Finish: Choose a foundation formula based on the level of coverage and finish you desire. Options range from sheer to full coverage and matte to dewy finishes.

5. Prep Your Skin: Start with clean, moisturized skin before applying foundation. Use a primer if desired to create a smooth canvas and help your foundation last longer throughout the day.

6. Apply Sparingly: Less is often more when it comes to foundation application. Start with a small amount and build up coverage as needed, focusing on areas where you require more coverage, such as the center of your face.

7. Blend Thoroughly: Use a makeup sponge, brush, or your fingertips to blend foundation evenly into your skin, ensuring seamless coverage without any streaks or harsh lines. Blend well along the jawline, hairline, and neck to avoid any visible demarcations.