Foundation is the ultimate base product in your makeup routine and helps to create a smooth and even base for your makeup look.
What are the different types of foundation?
There are several types of foundation formulas including liquid foundation, cream foundation, powder foundation and foundation sticks – there are also tinted moisturizers which function like a foundation – but offer light coverage.
Which formula of foundation should I use?
Which formula of foundation you choose to use comes down to personal preference and coverage. If you have a normal to dry skin type you might like to use a cream foundation or liquid foundation – whereas an oily or combination skin type may like to use a long wear foundation which is often a matte liquid foundation or powder foundation.
What foundation finish should I choose?
Foundations typically come in three finishes: matte, dewy, and natural/satin (for a skin-like finish).
The finish of your foundation will depend on your personal preference. Use a matte foundation for a long-wear and shine-free finish. For a natural glow use a natural finish foundation or try a dewy foundation or tinted moisturizer for a luminous and healthy glow.
What foundation and concealer combination should I use?
If you’re looking for additional coverage using a combination of foundation and concealer can help. After applying foundation use our Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer to cover areas like dark circles or blemishes.
How do I choose the right shade of foundation for my skin tone?
Your foundation should always match your skin tone to create the most natural look. To find the right shade of foundation make sure to test the product on your face and blend into your skin. If the foundation disappears into your skin, then it’s the right shade for you. It’s important your foundation matches your face and your neck (not the back of your hands!). To find the right shade of foundation try using our foundation finder tool which allows you to upload a selfie from anywhere to find your perfect match.
What is the best way to apply foundation?
Foundation can be applied in several different ways including with your fingers, a sponge, or a foundation brush. For a light foundation application and natural look – apply foundation with your fingertips. For medium to full coverage use a foundation brush. For the fullest coverage use a damp or dry makeup sponge and bounce it over the skin. Apply foundation starting at the center of your face and blend outwards.
Is it necessary to use a primer before applying foundation?
A foundation primer can be a great addition to your makeup routine. It’s not necessary for everyone — but a foundation primer can help create a smooth base for your makeup and help your makeup last longer. Primers are especially useful for people with oily skin, large pores, or uneven skin texture.
Learn more about foundation. Foundation Tips for Oily Skin | Foundation Tips for Dry Skin | How to Prime Skin for Foundation | How to Find The Right Shade of Foundation | How to Pick The Best Foundation Formula for You | How to Use Stick Foundation | How to Use Foundation for a Glowing Finish