Foundation is just that—the literal foundation of your beauty routine. It works to even out your skin tone and provides a fresh canvas for all other makeup. Whether you’re looking for a foundation to smooth out lines and wrinkles, correct redness on skin, cover blemishes, or simply achieve a natural yet airbrushed makeup look—there’s a foundation for you!
How should you prep your skin before applying foundation?
Our experts recommend waiting 10-15 minutes after applying your moisturiser before applying foundation. If you typically use color on your eyes, you’ll want to do that first, too. This prevents any pigment from falling on your face after you’ve perfected your foundation application.
What type of coverage do you need?
The best way to determine if sheer, medium or full coverage foundation is best for you is to know your skin type and beauty goals. If you’re looking to color-correct hyperpigmentation on your face from acne scars or dark spots, then full coverage is the best option for you. If you’re looking for a more natural, less pigmented approach, then a tinted moisturiser or foundation that offers medium to sheer coverage is the way to go.
Do you need different shades of foundation for different seasons?
The true answer? It depends. As advocates for safe sun practices, we’d like to say no, and that your skin tone shouldn’t change much regardless of the season when SPF is properly used. But if you do find yourself a bit darker than usual in the summer, opting for a foundation 1-2 shades deeper than your typical one is a good idea.