Foundation is the base layer of most #MOTD looks. Designed to elevate the complexion with a touch of color while blurring out the look of imperfections, foundation comes in a variety of finishes as well as a range of coverage options. Whether you’re looking for full coverage foundation to provide a more photoshoot-ready glam look or want something lightweight and natural for everyday wear, there are so many different foundation formulas to choose from for your desired skin tint.
Up ahead, we dive deeper into the different types of foundations, including the foundation that provides the best coverage, as well as some go-to options for those with oily or combination skin.
Full Coverage Foundation
Full coverage foundation is exactly what it sounds like—foundation designed to give your complexion full coverage for a more flawless finish. While all skin types can wear this foundation type, it’s usually a go-to for those with acne or blemish-prone complexions since it works like magic to mask the look of uneven skin tone.
Since it tends to be on the heavier side, full coverage foundation is best worn in cooler, dryer seasons such as fall and winter. That said, there are ways to prevent full-coverage makeup from melting in the summertime. If you prefer a full-coverage foundation, applying a mattifying primer before dabbing on makeup can help keep it in place and prevent the foundation from sweating.
To ensure you get a nice, even coverage, it’s best to keep your skin prepped and primed before application—and we’re not just talking about that mattifying primer. Before applying full coverage foundation, you want to smooth out the complexion as best as possible by using an exfoliating formula such as a salicylic acid serum. And, if you are prone to dry skin buildup, be sure to incorporate a physical exfoliating scrub in your weekly routine, too.
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