Choosing the perfect base for a perfect, flawless look

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jul 24, 2015 15:57 IST
Choosing the right makeup base is essential to achieve that glowing, flawless skin. (Shutterstock)

Do you keep your skin type in mind before buying the base for your makeup? That’s mandatory to get a perfect, flawless look. Here’s help:

Oily Skin: Products like mousse and two way cake are perfect to get a matte finish for oily skin. Mousse gives a feather light finish. It’s a cream-based product that turns into powdery form when you evenly apply it on the face. The two way cake is a quick waterproof base that offers the advantages of both foundation and powder in a single product. For a matte finish, apply it with a dry sponge and for a glossy touch, apply with a damp sponge to get a perfectly even complexion.

Dry Skin: Switch your makeup from thick-layered foundation to a lighter, tinted moisturiser. Having a hint of colour, it works as a foundation and makes your skin look flawless with more opaque coverage. This light-weight formula provides a matte finish and hydrates the skin. Another magical option is souffle. It’s an air-whipped foundation that gives a flawless, silky and even-toned finish.

Normal skin: This skin type has the most options. Go with the latest in foundations available in the market such as studio fix, mineral make up, mousse and soufflé. Studio fix is a combination of powder and foundation that gives you a sheer and matte coverage. It creates a matte and velvety texture with oil controlling effect, that lets the base last long enough. It can be applied with a brush, sponge or a powder puff. Mineral makeup comes in both powder and liquid form. It can be easily applied with a brush and puff and imparts a seamless coverage with a radiant finish.

(With inputs from beauty expert Poonam Rawat)

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