What Foundation Is Right For My Skin?

You want that your skin looks finer? That she really does glow? We explain what Foundation best fits your needs

Pasting was yesterday! The new foundations are so fine and versatile

Makeup look how unvarnished: the best Foundation is the one you can see – and of course fresh and even the complexion look like the least. For this feat to be successful, high-tech is today in the products. Yves Saint Laurent uses a technology that has been used by NASA, to capture interstellar dust for his new Foundation. Now tallow instead of Star powder should be absorbed on the skin. A big step, bearing in mind that the ur-Foundation (which was invented in 1937 by Max Factor cosmetics entrepreneur) was a Pasty talc -, lanolin and pigment mix. Almost 80 years later outdo the products in their simplicity like versatility: almost everything you can, while you must use them only in small quantities. By the way: Often the product is called makeup. But: “one understands makeup all decorative products such as lipstick or eyeshadow. The precise term for the complexion Verschönerer is Foundation”said Stephan Schmied, makeup artist Max factor. On the next few pages, we will show the new products – and explain which are ideal for the needs of your skin.

You want a Foundation, long on the skin is responsible and good covers?

Then need them: “textures that contain volatile oils (such as silicone oils such as in YSL), because they evaporate after one or two minutes by the body warmth on the skin. So the Foundation combines particularly well with the skin”, explains Luis Huber, make-up artist from Munich. In addition, special polymers with a double structure extend liability (E.g. in the Lancôme). Finest micro-pigments, which allow easy to elapse (for example at Misslyn) provide high opacity.
” As putting them on? ” A small DAB on a damp sponge and apply the with dabbing movements”, advises Alex Rothe national face designer for Giorgio Armani Cosmetics. So even highly opaque Foundation does not mask-like effect.

You want a Foundation, which refines pores and the skin smoothing?

Then need it: Mineral primer. They provide such as titanium dioxide, sure that the skin looks smoother: the finely ground pigment of micro covers well and gives the skin a soft glow that away reflects small flaws (E.g. for bareMinerals or Artdeco). Also pore refining effect special elastomers (mini plastic particles, E.g. for Maybelline). You relax like a net over the skin and provide a smooth surface. New are also microspheres of cellulose, which fill the pores and smooth the appearance of the skin (such as at Chanel).
As putting them on? “Mineral Foundation in an extremely thin layer apply and may repeat until the skin tone works well,” explains Stephan Schmied of Max Factor. You applied the liquid primer with a brush, powder Foundation with a sponge.

You want a foundation that brings a glow and skin feeling refreshed?

Then need it: “Primers with finely ground shine particles, which perfectly reflect the light and shine to the skin. The glow of the skin has much to do with the reflection of the light”, explains Stephan Schmied. “The luster pigments of mother-of-Pearl particles are most,” says Alex Rothe. Also, the Foundation maintain the skin with ingredients like vitamins – reason for a fresh complexion. New to the glow foundations: they reflect light now warmer: for a natural look (at Giorgio Armani, Catrice, Max Factor and Vichy).
As putting them on? Because most of these textures are creamy (ideal for dry skin), you can DAB the Foundation with your fingers. “A pea-sized dollop on the back, take your finger and apply the mid face up to the hairline down. Edges with your fingertips spread. But also works with a brush”, explains Stephan Schmied.

You want a Foundation, the oily skin matte and how does an powder ?

Then need them: oil-free textures. They absorb excess sebum as a blotting paper (such as with silica) and regulate sebum production (such as Bobbi Brown). Chrysin also helps against the shine. The flavonoid controls the excessive proliferation of Sebocytes, so the Sebaceous cells (such as Clarins). Especially great: New products must you not to powder.
” As putting them on? ” One dabs on liquid textures with a damp sponge, powder textures are distributed with a dry sponge. Always from the face centre outwards”, says Alex Rothe. By the way: Apply matte makeup always quickly because they dry quickly and spread then more incorrectly.