A foundation should make your skin look as . smooth and clear as possible, while also helping to even out the tone. It will then provide the perfect base for the rest of your makeup. Foundations come in a wide variety of colors and
types, and it is very important to choose the right one for your coloring and for the effect you want to achieve. For example, in summer you may want the lightest of coverings, while in winter you may prefer heavier protection.

Color Correctors
Applied before foundation, color correctors even out specific skin-tone problems. Blue will make a reddish complexion look brighter and whiter; white brightens dull skin and helps cover dark under-eye circles; green will cool down redness; and purple will correct yellowish dullness and add a healthy glow.

Liquid Foundations
These arc usually water-based and can he spread onto the skin easily using a sponge to give lightweight coverage. Always make sure you choose the right one for your skin type – “oil-free” is good for oily skins, while “moisturizing” is belter for drier and normal skins. Look for products that also provide protection against the sun’s UV rays.

Medicated Foundations
For sensitive or problem skins, these foundations arc designed to treat the skin as well as cover it. A formulation for dry skin, for example, will contain moisturizing agents, while one for very oily skin will include strong oil-controlling ingredients.

Cake Foundations
Pressed blocks of color, cake foundations generally have a powder element to help control shine. Cake foundations can be applied with either a damp or dry sponge -check the instructions. This type of foundation is good for all skin types and quick to apply. Look for products that help moisturize and protect the skin as well.

Eye Foundations
Used to help even out the skin tone around the eye and provide a good base for eyeshadows. They also help eyeshadows last longer and prevent creasing.