I thought why not start from the beginning to completely understand the concept of makeup and how
to choose the right formula of foundation/powde & blush type.. It all depends what skin type/tone are
you? Once you the basics you can easily choose whatever formula and coverage u like …
I am starting the Basics series..Hope u all learn something…if you have any question just put on a
comment box below
<3 I have normal to dry skin and my skin loves loreal hydra fresh cream(normal to dry) and rose hip oil.
Will do a review of these later
*Note I am not a skin specialist this is what I have learnt from my Makeup teacher and yes a little help
from the internet :)
SKIN GUIDE SERIES > choosing right foundation/ formula according to your skin type
Normal skin- is not too dry and not too oily.
1-Looks smooth and even textured
2-The colour is even
3-It feels neither greasy nor dry
4-Normal pore size/barely visible
5-It is soft and supple
6-It has a high degree of elasticity
7-No severe sensitivity
1.Most cleansers will suit you.
2.Use a light water-based moisturizer.
3. Either an oil-based or water-based cleanser will be suitable.
Dry Skin:Dry skin feels tight, especially after cleansing. Tendency towards fine wrinkles, flaking and red patches.
skin may appear ashy or dull from dead skin buildup
1-Dull or rough looking complexion
2-May appear flaky in places
3-No sign of oil on the skin
4-Small pore size, almost invisible pores
6-prone to premature wrinkling
7-Fine lines appear prematurely particularly round the eyes
1. It is very important to moisturize with a hydrating cream. Moisturizers with rich and creamy
formulas will also help prevent cracking and any flakiness you may have.Choose a heavy oil
based moisturizer that has antioxidant.
2. Be sure to also pick a creamy moisturising cleanser to prevent the stripping of natural oils in
3. Avoid any products that are alcohol based as this will dry your skin out even more
Combination skin-A combination skin type can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose,forehead, and chin).
1-more than one skin type.. Dry, sensitive or normal elsewhere
2-Oily T zone
3-Large pores (in some areas)
4-Blackheads and shiny
1. Use a moisturizer suited to your combination skin type.
2. Cleanser which is designed for your skin type.
2-Dull or shiny, thick texture
3-Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes
4-Sallow in colour
5-Excess oil production
6-Prone to spots and blemishes
1. Oily skin still needs to be moisturised! Be sure to use a light or an oil-free, water based
2. Use noncomedogenic products to avoid clogging your pores (always check labels)
3. Always try to use oil-free products.
Sensitive Skin-Sensitive, intolerant skin reacts more than normal skin, in fact it is hyperactive. It experiences itching.
1-Pale in colour
2-Pores barely visible
1-pick mild soaps and moisturizing cleansers that are hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic,
meaning they won’t clog pores, so they shouldn't trigger acne or another reaction
2-It's important to keep sensitive skin moisturized, but you have to be careful about products that
are too heavy avoid fragrant moisturizer. Look for natural ingredients such as Aloevera or chamomile
3-Use sunsreen to prevent skin damage
As the skin ages, it loses its natural firmness and elasticity. With new skin cells taking longer to
regenerate, and dead skin cells building up faster, mature skin types need more specialized skin care
products to stimulate collagen production, exfoliate dead skin cells and lighten age spots to help skin
appear more hydrated and luminous. It is absolutely necessary to moisturize and nourish the skin.
1- Skin often appears dull and has an uneven tone
2- Presence of fine lines and wrinkles.
3- Visibly thin and dry complexion
1- exfoliate > moisturize and protect
2-Use good cleansers which include AHAs (“alpha hydroxy acids”) and BHAs (“beta hydroxy acids”)
to combat wrinkles.
3-Use moisturizer which is designed especially for your skin needs