Facial foundation is applied to the entire face, used on a daily basis, and worn for an extended period of time. For this reason, facial foundation plays an important role in skin treatment, but it is also the facial cosmetic most likely to be problematic. Many women avoid foundation, because they're scared of an unnatural, mask-like effect. In fact, finding the right product for you is simpler than you might think.
There are two keys to success, the first is to pick the right formulation, and the second is to choose the perfect shade for your skin.
FIND YOUR FORMULATION
Four basic facial foundation formulations are available, oil-based, water-based, oil-free, and water-free or anhydrous forms. Oil-based products are designed for dry skin, while water-based products can be adapted for all skin types. Oil-free formulations are used in oily skin foundations, while anhydrous forms are extremely long wearing and used for camouflage or theatrical purposes. Choose one to get the best coverage for your particular skin-type.