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Are you scared of using foundation thinking that it will give your face an artificial look?

Foundation or base should let your skin glow without looking like a mask. Use very little and add a few drops of water to it of it appears thick. Apply foundation in the downward direction to minimize the impact of facial hair. Base is meant to cover up the odd stop, scar or discoloration.

Select a shade that matches your skin tone, never one that is lighter or darker. Testing the shade on the back of your hand is not the right way, whatever the books may say; test on the side of your face instead.

Apply base with a damp sponge or your fingers and apply on your neck too. Then blend well, especially on the jaw or neckline. Set with a dusting of pressed powder, using a large powder brush or a powder-puff.

What color foundation for dark skin?

Choose a creamy or liquid foundation, but one that is not oily. Its always better to use a water based foundation. If there is a lot of yellow pigmentation in the skin, use a product that is not orange based.

A sheer foundation and a good concealer are musts for creating the illusion of perfect skin. The foundation should not be lighter than your skin tone.

Try to get one which is as close to your normal skin colour as possible. When you apply foundation and powder, your aim should be for a lighter coverage. Remember that dark skins show up layers of make-up much more than fair skins.

Special attention should be paid to blending. Adding a drop of water to the foundation before you apply it, may also help. Mix them on the back of your hand and apply it on your skin. Check the effect in daylight.

Are Foundations Bad for Your Complexion?

The answer is no. As a matter of fact foundation are good for the skin.

a. They act as barrier for the skin protecting it against dirt, wind and environmental pollutants;

b. They also act as a sunscreen;

c. Since foundations contain moisturising agents, they balance the moisture levels of the skin

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