Thursday, May 5, 2011

Beauty Tip: How to Choose Foundation

Good day dollies! :)

I was surprised with the huge amount of comments I received from my last post about Under Eye Circles Remedies, so I decided to make a series about basic tips on applying or choosing different kinds of make-up. 

For me, choosing foundation shade is the most crucial part while buying make-up. We should consider a lot of things before buying one. I'll be sharing some of my tips again on how I personally choose my foundation and hope this would work for you as well. :)

A. Check what formulation suites you.
    • Oily skin types - products that say something like long wearing such as Revlon Color Stay Combination/Oily Skin with Soflex Foundation and powder type foundations with matte or shine free finishes.

    • Dry Skin - products that say something like hydrating such as Maybelline Dream Smooth Cream that can also give you a dewy look. I also suggest to use BB Creams like Missha and Skin Foods.
B. Check your shade.
    • When buying a new brand/product or if you wanted to try other brand, bring your old foundation with you and check if it's closer to its shade.
    • If you have a lighter or darker shade foundation from your actual shade, you can still take it to the store and use it as your frame of reference. It is basically just knowing what you have is just right, too light or too dark. Because we all know how hard it is facing a huge stack of foundations and would not know where and how to start.
    • If you haven't tried any foundations or haven't consider buying one, you should really have to make trial and error on this. The best way to check the right shade is to apply it on your jawline. You'll know that you have the perfect one if it matches the exact color of your skin.
    • Always check if its too pink or too yellow on your skin.
C. You should also consider if you like heavy or light coverage type of foundations.
    I personally use Revlon Color Stay with softlex for occasions and Missha BB cream for daily make-up.


    photo taken from Missha website.

    Hope this helps!
    Do want me to make more of this posts? :)


    Hugs and kisses,

    Note: Most of the photos are taken from google. :)

    44 comments:

    1. rynellmiraie2611_88May 5, 2011 at 8:05 AM

      i like your entry....... really useful tips..... love it gurl....
      thanks 4 the info.

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    2. Great post! I've always wanted to try the revlone colorstay foundation ive heard people swore about that product. The problem tho is that I can't test out the said and my skintone is kinda "iffy"..its hard to find my shade :( (MAC reference I'm between NC40-42) I guess I have to do the trial and error thing if I really want to get a drugstore foundation!

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    3. that's not fair :( mac's too expensive, I can't afford one. so really need to find a good drugstore foundation :) I hope you can find one close to your skin tone :D

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    4. Thanks for this! :) I wanna try the Revlon one. Heard so many good things about it

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    5. Thanks for sharing. These can really help.

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    6. hi there! thanks for this post. i don't wear foundation but since ill be looking a job sometime soon, i think i need to update into a more professional look by using makeup. This one's a good start, thanks! =)

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    7. first of all thank you for dropping by at my blog and thank you also for being my follower. i found your blog very useful. im super grateful i found it, or should i say you found me. :) so much thanks

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    8. this s really helpful dear. yes, do make more posts like this one because it will help those who want to start out with their makeup collection. ;)

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    9. Thanks for sharing! Super helpful :D!!

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    10. Thanks for this post hun. It is very helpful. Sometimes its very stressful figuring out which foundie to buy!

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    11. A helpful post indeed! Nice tips. :P

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    12. awesome post sis! I also have this very same post before...hehe check it out http://redberryaha.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-to-choose-right-foundation.html

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    13. check it, wow. so similar nga! nice :D

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    14. thank you deary :)

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    15. thank you for your support deary :D

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    16. thank you for following back dear! :D glad you liked your blog. yay! :D

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    17. Melina DulcedelecheMay 6, 2011 at 12:55 AM

      bought today mac make up and i´m really happy about it :D
      xx

      http://cupcakeolicious.blogspot.com/

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      I tagged you and gave you an award! Check this post to see!<3

      http://tiffiefum.blogspot.com/2011/05/award-blogger-luxury-award.html

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    19. BTW, I tagged you! http://ayanagrace.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award.html

      :D

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    20. thanks for this kat! :) i have oily skin so i need powder type foundations with matte or shine free finishes pala ;)

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    21. awww you're so sweet! thank you girl!! and def following you back ;). your site is super cute! i love this post too, thanks for all your beauty advice ;).

      <3, Kathleen.

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    22. i <3 missha bb cream too!
      i never try revlon foundation, btw i love ur blog, i'm ur new follower, hope u can follow me back (・∀・)
      http://cominica-blog.co.cc/

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    23. this post is so informative :) thanks thanks

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    24. would love to follow you back! thank you! :>

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    25. thank you for following back deary! :> thank you for your sweet comment! :D

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    26. tama! need ntin non! :>

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    27. thank you for tagging me! checking! :>

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    28. oh my, thank you so much! checking! :>

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    29. thanks for your comment & for following me! I follow you back! :) Love your blog! x

      http://lemonxmelon.blogspot.com/

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    30. thank you so much dear :D

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    31. revlon colorstay is my fav (:

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    32. thanks for sharing this, your tips are very helpful :)

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    33. thanks. glad you liked it :D

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    34. great post! i love maybelline foundations, it fits a lot of skin types :)

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    35. love maybelline foundations also. I need to get a back up for my clear smooth foundie :D

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    36. what is that skin color chart referring to? did you get it from a certain foundation brand?  

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    37. Wow! This post is really helpful..its always a struggle for me to find the perfect foundation for me...Thanks for sharing such a nice post...~^_^~ your new follower..

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    38. I've tried lots of these before and they really do work. The information on your website is good. Looking forward for more postings.

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