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All You Need To Know About Makeup Foundation

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Foundation is the base layer of makeup used to even out the skin tone and create a smooth, flawless canvas for the rest of the makeup application. When choosing a foundation, it is important to consider your skin type, the level of coverage you desire, and the finish you want to achieve. Most makeup brands offer a wide variety of shade ranges making it easier to find the right shade for diverse Indian skin tones. Always do a colour test on your hand before buying foundations for best results. There are several types of face foundations available, each with their own unique characteristics and benefits. Here are some you should know about.

Liquid Foundations 

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Liquid foundations are the most popular and widely used type of foundation. They come in a variety of formulations, including oil-free, sheer, and full coverage. They are easy to apply and blend, and they provide a natural, sheer finish. They are best suited for normal to oily skin types. Use these for a soft, glowy and natural looking base. 

Cream Foundations 

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Another type of foundation is cream foundation. Cream foundations are thicker in consistency and provide more coverage than liquid foundations. They are best suited for dry to normal skin types and are often used for special occasions or photo shoots because of the heavy coverage they provide. Cream foundations are usually applied with a brush or a sponge and can be layered to achieve a more full coverage.

Powder Foundations

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A third type of foundation is powder foundation. Powder foundations are typically applied with a brush and provide a matte finish. They are best suited for oily skin types and can be used to set liquid or cream foundations, or as a standalone foundation for light coverage.

Stick Foundations

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Stick foundations are similar to cream foundations in terms of coverage and finish, but they come in a solid stick form. They are best suited for normal to oily skin types and are easy to apply and blend. They can be used to spot, conceal or provide full coverage. These are mostly used at shoots or events where you need your makeup to stay fresh for longer hours. 

When applying liquid or cream foundations, use a brush or a sponge to blend the foundation into the skin, starting from the center of the face and working outward. When using powder foundations, apply with a brush or a sponge and use circular motions to blend. Always use translucent setting powder to make your foundation stay the same through the day. At Airblack we provide you with all the knowledge about makeup. From basics to the latest trends. Follow our Instagram page for more inspiration.



  1. Divya

    February 7, 2023 at 2:41 am

    I need to know about makeup

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