Looking for the best foundation for you can be an epic journey. With so many brands boasting bottles, compacts, and tubes that deliver amazing coverage and skincare benefits, it can be overwhelming to meet your perfect match. Here, we share the pointers you need to follow when buying foundation.

1. Select a formula.
Choose a foundation based on your skin type. This way, you'll know which type won't melt off or cake on your skin. Dry skin will benefit from liquid and cream foundations, while oily skin will be balanced by oil-free liquid and mousse formulas and powders. Any formula can work for normal skin.
Revlon Photoready Airbrush Effect Foundation
Revlon is available at department stores.

2. Choose the coverage type.
Do you prefer a no-makeup look? Try a sheer foundation that evens out the skin tone without feeling like a mask. If you're aiming to hide major skin issues, then a plakado, full coverage foundation is best. You'll be needing stick, cream, or pigmented liquid foundations to achieve this.
Inglot Stick Foundation, P1,695
Inglot is available at SM Megamall and Glorietta 5.

3. Do a shade test.
Obviously, your foundation should match your skin tone exactly. Swatch it on the center of your face, and the shade that disappears when blended is your shade equivalent. Also, if your face is lighter than your neck, we highly recommend that you get a foundation that is closest to your neck's color—otherwise, you'd need to apply foundation from the neck down to look seamless!
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation (available in 35 shades), P2,700
Make Up For Ever is available at SM Megamall, Greenbelt 3, and SM Mall of Asia.

4. Pick your special add-on.
Apart from covering superficial flaws, foundation formulas of today have cool add-ons like skincare ingredients, long-wearing powers, pore-blurring abilities, and illuminating qualities. Simply choose whatever fits your lifestyle, and your face is set!
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40
Bobbi Brown is available at SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, and Rustan's branches.

PHOTO: Instagram @juansarte

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