Which Makeup is Best for My Skin Type?
Your skin type is important to consider for your base products like primers, foundation or tinted moisturisers, and you should look carefully at the formula they use. If you have oily skin you may find that highly moisturising or creamy foundations can appear shiny after a few hours of wear and you would be better suited to an oil-free foundation or one that dries to a matte finish. If you have very dry skin you may appreciate a moisturiser that gives a dewy finish and makes your skin appear flawless and beautifully soft, a BB cream is also a great choice. If you have combination skin or are prone to breakouts, don’t be fooled into picking full-coverage foundations to cover up your blemishes - these can sit too heavily on the skin and block pores, resulting in more outbreaks in the future. A buildable, light foundation or one that goes from liquid to powder can help you get great coverage before setting to a light finish that doesn’t smother your skin. Another great option for all skin types is a light-weight skin-conscious mineral foundation. The setting powder you select is also important, especially for oily skin, and again, mineral-based options work great. Your skin type can even affect your choice of mascara and eyeliner, where overly oily lids may cause them to run. Similarly, dry lids may need a bit of TLC from a cream eyeshadow.