March 23, 2023

Finding the Right Foundation for Your Skin Type: A Guide for Indian Skin

Finding a perfect foundation shade for your skin type can be daunting. You think you found your shade, but it's a blunder as soon as you apply. And especially for Indian skin, a foundation shade can vary in texture and colour. Choosing a foundation with understanding the skin tone can lead to a good outcome. 

However, with many brands and formulations on the beauty market, it's possible to find a foundation that complements skin type and enhances natural beauty. This blog will explore the different skin types and the best foundation options using the Lotus Makeup range. 

Let's Understand Your Skin Type 

Before you buy foundation, it's essential to understand your skin type. Our skin can range from fair to medium, dark, and it can be dry, oily, sensitive, or a combination. And knowing your skin type can help you choose the right formulation to provide the right amount of oil control, coverage, and hydration. 

Before you dig in, understand what your skin demands– dewy or matte. For example, normal to dry skin types add the most from dewy-based foundations. For people with oily and combination skin, the matte foundation works best for your skin. Let us simplify and analyse foundation finishes for each skin type.  

Foundation For Dry Skin 

Do you know the signs of dry skin? It's due to a lack of natural oils that results in rough and flaky patches. Opt for a foundation that provides hydration and a dewy finish. Cream and liquid foundations are ideal for dry skin as they offer moisturizing and buildable coverage. The best foundation for dry skin has to be Ecostay Intensive Serum Foundation in an ivory shade that provides perfect coverage. Check out the mousse coverage foundation that is perfect for dry skin.

Foundation For Oily Skin 

If you have oily skin, you must deal with large pores, excess oil production, and a shiny appearance. Look for oil-free, water-based foundations that provide a matte finish and tend to hold excess shine. Well, it's a safe choice for covering your blemish-prone skin. Proedit Silk Touch Foundation in Foundation Ivory shade gives a luminous formulation that glides on effortlessly. The high-definition spheres blur out imperfections and sculpt and brighten your face with buildable, long-lasting coverage.

Foundation For Combination Skin 

Combination skin is characterized by oily patches on the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and dryness in other areas. Invest in a lightweight, oil-free foundation for combination skin that provides a natural finish. Proedit Silk Touch Foundation in Classic Pearl shade offers light coverage for the T-zone and hydrating formula for the forehead and cheeks. Yes, it adds a glow to the dry parts of the face.

Choosing the Right Shade

Once you have identified skin type, it is essential to select the right shade. Indian skin tones range from fair to deep, with undertones that can be red or yellow. Swatch the foundation near your jawline and neck in natural light to find the right shade. The shade should blend seamlessly with skin tone without leaving a visible line.

If you have a warm undertone, invest in foundations with golden or yellow undertones. If you have a cool undertone, find foundations with pink undertones. And for a neutral undertone, a balanced mix of warm and cool undertones is perfect. 

Level of Coverage

We understand you can't flaunt your every makeup look with full foundation coverage. But when you choose a foundation, there are three levels of foundation coverage to be chosen; let's learn about them. 

Full coverage: When you want to hide your skin imperfections completely, opt for full foundation coverage. This foundation provides a flawless, buildable, and even-tone complexion. Also, this coverage is suitable for days when you want to go all-out or on special occasions or functions. 

Medium coverage: This has a higher level of opacity and makes your skin look satin-like. Medium coverage is easily buildable, blendable, and can be layered to create coverage.

Light or Sheer coverage: If you don't have hyper-pigmentation, you can opt for light foundation coverage. It lets your skin peek through and gives you a skin-like and natural finish. 

We understand that finding the proper foundation for your skin type can be a challenge, but it's worth the effort to achieve that flawless yet natural-looking complexion. Once you shop for foundation, consider your skin type, the shade, and the formulation. With these factors in mind, you'll be able to find the perfect foundation that enhances your natural beauty and boosts your confidence.

Written by Lotus Herbals