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We are forever looking for that perfect canvas when it comes to our foundation so Kimberly Pongos – National Makeup Artist for Sephora Middle East has pointed us in the right direction.

We are forever looking for that perfect canvas when it comes to our foundation so Kimberly Pongos – National Makeup Artist for Sephora Middle East has pointed us in the right direction.

WHAT IS A FOUNDATION?
Foundation is the skin-colored shield that is applied to the face to create an even, uniform color to the complexion, to cover flaws and, sometimes, to change the natural skin tone. In the world of beauty, foundation could be one of the hardest aspects of makeup, because choosing the right shade, coverage and tool to obtain the perfect complexion is often challenging. This is because the wrong foundation shade can look unnatural and completely ruin your makeup look, so here are some tips on our favorite foundations to use based on your skin type, your preferred finish, and your coverage needs.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT COVERAGE FOR YOUR SKIN
Most foundations have different types of coverage, such as light, medium & full. If you love your skin, and you’re looking for something to wear on a daily basis, choose a foundation that says sheer or lightweight like the Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Coverage Foundation, Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Foundation, NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Illuminating Natural Skin Perfecter, Erborian CC Crème. If you want to even out your skin tones a little and you’re looking for a medium-coverage foundation, go for something like Zoeva Authentik Skin Foundation, Sephora Collection 10hr Perfection Foundation, Kat Von D True Portrait Lightweight Medium Coverage Foundation, Fenty Beauty Pro Filtr Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, BECCA Skin love Foundation And if you want to hide any blemishes, redness, and hyper-pigmentation and you’re looking for a full beat face for Instagram, go for a full coverage foundation such as Smashbox Studio Skin Full Coverage 24-Hour Foundation, Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation, Make Up Forever Matte Velvet Skin Compact, Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick.

WHAT IS THE BEST TOOL TO APPLY YOUR FOUNDATION?
How you apply your foundation is totally up to you. If you wish to have a natural skin finished look, go for a Beauty Blender sponge as this will give the most natural and perfect finish to your complexion. PRO TIP: The best way to use the beauty blender sponge is when it’s damp instead of soaking wet. In this way, the beauty blender won’t absorb all the foundation. However, if you want to apply foundation in the traditional way, you could always revert back to the foundation brushes like the Sephora Pro Foundation Brush #49 because of the cat tongue shape that will give you a medium to full coverage finish and you could also use Sephora Pro Flawless Brush no. 56 as it is a rounded dense brush that gives you a full-blown coverage. PRO TIP: Layering is the key, apply the foundation into the brush in little amount until you get the right coverage you want to achieve. In this way it will prevent you from over blending due to the amount of foundation you applied in the beginning.

LET’S FIND THE PERFECT FOUNDATIONS FOR YOU:

Q: What’s your skin type?

  1. Dry
  2. Oily
  3. Combination

Q: What coverage are you looking for?

  1. Full
  2. Medium
  3. Light

Q: What’s your skin type?

  1. Matte
  2. Natural
  3. Radiant

“Foundation could be one of the hardest aspects of makeup, because choosing the right shade, coverage and tool to obtain the perfect complexion is often challenging.”

IF YOU ANSWERED: (ALL SKIN TYPES ARE APPLICABLE)

FULL MATTE:

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation,

Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Liquid Foundation,

Smashbox Studio Skin Full Coverage 24-Hour Foundation will be perfect for you!

FULL NATURAL:

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Coverage Foundation,

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation,

Sephora Collection 10hr Perfection Foundation will be perfect for you!

FULL RADIANT:

Sephora Collection Glow Perfection Foundation or Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick will be perfect for you!

MEDIUM MATTE:

Make Up Forever Matte Velvet Skin Compact,

Fenty Beauty Pro Filtr Soft Matte Longwear Foundation,

and Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Foundation will be perfect for you!

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