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Best Foundation 2013 -- For YOUR skin type

Updated on January 12, 2013

Whats YOUR skin type?

Everybody want's to wear the best foundation, so if you go out and google sephora or m.a.c or ulta and find their best selling foundation it doesn't mean it's the best for YOU. Obviously everyone has a different skin type (dry, sensitive, oily, combination, acne prone..etc) so first thing you need to do is identify your personal skin type. Take the quiz below and find out!

What is YOUR skin type? QUIZ!!

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Dry Skin Foundation Suggestions

Dry Skin

So you have decided you have dry skin, maybe you have some flaky skin like you just had a bad sunburn or your face gets really dry during the cold seasons. Some foundation will make it a. more dry or b. make it way more noticeable. So some people say you should just mosturize and call it a day then put your foundation on. NO! It just doesn't work. So what you should do is look for foundation that claims to make your face look 'dewy'. A.k.a make it look wet. So if you have dry skin the foundation will help with your dry skin with keeping it moist a little bit and not showing off your flaky skin. Some suggestions I have for dry skin foundations are: M.A.C face and body foundation, Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow by Benefit (I use this and love it), Chanel Vitalumiere aqua, rimmel london wake me up, estee lauder double wear.

Oily Skin Foundation Suggestions

Oily Skin Blotters/Primer Suggestions

Oily skin

So you have oily skin! Well so do I and it sucks! But there are solutions or at least help it out! So everyone I find wants to know 'Why do we get oily skin anyway?' Well you see when pores become blocked, due to dirt, stress or health issues such as hormone imbalances, sebum (otherwise known as oil) quickly builds up under the surface of the skin. As the clogged pores are not receiving any oxygen, small colonies of bacteria in skin follicles start spreading, feeding on sebum. Sounds gross right? Well there are foundations AND primers to help you! (the ABOVE picture shows you the foundations, primers and my suggestion for oil blotting sheets) with each one of these things you will be an oil free QUEEN! 1. NARS Sheer Matte Foundation (for light oily skin) , 2. Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long-Lasting Foundation 3. Make Up For Ever All Mat + Mattifying Foundation 4. Lancome TEINT IDOLE ULTRA - Enduringly Divine & Comfortable makeup 12-hour. AND FOR EVEN BETTER COVERAGE AND OIL REMOVERS!!! -- USE A PRIMER: here are my suggestions, 1. Givenchy Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer 2. Make Up For Ever All Mat Foundation Primer

Sensitive Skin Foundation Suggestions

Sensitive Skin

So you have pretty nice skin, but your only problem is that it gets irratated by almost everything! This is a huge problem for a lot of women out there and most of the time they just don't know what's out there and what works for their skin. If you are wondering what is actually bothering your skin there is a varitey of problems. 1. Fragrance of any kind. “Even if it’s the very last item on the ingredients list—meaning there is only a tiny amount—it can be a problem,” explains Dr. Wechsler. “The term ‘fragrance’ is often a blanket term for a hoard of potential irritants you probably don’t even know you’re allergic to.” 2. Cinnamates. “They’re used in some sunscreens (where they’re usually listed as methylcinnamate) and lipsticks.” 3. Lanolin and mineral oil. “Many people react to these oils, although they’ve been around for centuries and remain a fairly common ingredient in skin treatments.” 4. Helioplex. “It’s a relatively new sunscreen agent that does an excellent job at blocking both UVA and UVB rays, but I’d say 99% of the sunscreen rashes I saw during the summer of 2007, when it really hit the market, were Helioplex related,” says Dr. Wechsler. 5. Sorbic Acid. “Used in prescription retinoid creams as a preservative, this potent ingredient is extremely powerful, and can cause an instant reaction. Most people presume it is the retinoid causing a rash when in fact, it’s the sorbic acid.” So sometimes you can test your skin and figure out if one or more of these irratate your skin. Then you can go from there and google certain foundations without these ingredients but here are some of my picks: 1. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 (IF sunscreen doesn't irratate your skin), 2.NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, 3. Lorac Natural Performance Foundation, 4. hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup Oil Free SPF 15 (IF sunscreen doesn't bother your skin, and your not afraid to pay a lot of money).

Combination Skin Foundation Suggestion

Combination Skin Foundation Suggestions

Combination Skin

Most women think this is the worst skin type you can have just because it's so different. Most combination skin is caused by the seasons and so when it's hot your face naturally makes more oil and when it's cold your skin starts to dry up. So how do we get that in between? Well there always is the option of just switching foundations as the year goes along with the temperature or you could find a foundation that works good for you year round! Here are some suggestions to help you: 1. Revlon Colorstay 2. Estee Lauder Double Wear 3. Chanel Mat Lumiere 4. Neutrogena Healthy Skin 5. DiorSkin Airflash

Acne Prone Skin Foundation Suggestions

Acne Prone Foundation Suggestions

Acne Prone Skin

Don't lie everyone gets acne and has to deal with it, and the leftovers with the ugly scarring. So if a girl has acne she is going to covert it up most likely but sometimes foundation will make pimples worse so you really have to get certain products or types of foundation. And if you have really bad scars I suggest concealers and full coverage foundation but that will be in another article. So for the best foundation for acne I recommended to use powder foundation because it's just going over your blemishes rather than into your pores. Some pressed powders work better than others, and there are some liquid foundations that won't make your acne worse so here are some good suggestions: 1. Maybelline Pure Mineral Foundation 2. Bare Escentuals Matte SPF 15 Foundation 3. Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation 4. Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup 5. Benefit Hello Flawless pressed powder (good for covering up and without causing more acne)


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