Which Foundation Type Is Best For Smooth Application?

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Assessing the Smoothness of the Most Popular Foundation Types

Choosing makeup is a near-impossible task, especially when it comes to foundation. All hope is not lost though as we’ve spent our time assessing the different types of foundation to see which one will give you the smoothest look once applied and will have the most appealing coverage. Whether it’s a mineral powder foundation you go for, or a basic liquid foundation, we’ve got all the big hitters covered below.

Liquid Foundation

Liquid foundation is probably the most popular type of foundation on the market and likely the first one you’ll think of when choosing a foundation type for your skin. There’s good reason for that too with its versatility being its best asset. Also, it can be applied on the majority of skin types and do a pretty good job (whilst also hydrating your skin), though don’t expect to be blown away by your average liquid foundation.

Where it gets confusing is when it comes to deciding between the different types of liquid foundations. There are water-based and silicone-based options. These both have their merits and uses but just remember that liquid foundation is likely the best if you need a foundation that will last for most of the day and need something that is easy to blend. If you’re after something that can be applied fairly smoothly and work with other makeup products, liquid is probably your best bet.

Cream Foundation

If you’re after a foundation that’ll do wonders for the hydration of your skin and not be too harsh on more delicate skin types, then a cream foundation is a very solid option. It’s become really popular in recent years due to its very smooth and unflawed finish, meaning you can achieve a good and consistent coverage without having to layer more on top of any existing foundation. 

Another reason why the cream foundation has become popular recently is because of how pigmented it is. It can be altered to suit different skin tones and this means that people who have struggled to find decent makeup to suit their skin can have a better chance of buying a foundation that compliments their skin. It also works well for more mature skin profiles because it can hydrate the skin better than other foundation types!

Mousse Foundation

A newer arrival on the foundation scene, whipped mousse foundation has been specially created to complement the skin of people who typically struggle with excess oil and pores that don’t usually respond well to excessive makeup products. What has been done is that it’s very lightweight and aerated, meaning that it is many times less likely to clog up your pores which may cause skin outbreaks and excess oil to be released in specific spots.

Despite being a fairly recent arrival to the foundation market, its design is relatively simple with it essentially just being a liquid foundation that has had air whipped into it and optimized to allow as much as possible to be retained. Another plus of this foundation type is the fact that it leaves a very matte-looking finish.

Powder Foundation

The old reliable, powder foundation is the go-to choice for those of you who want that minimal look without doing much at all. There are a few different options here, but powder makeup is generally great for people who want something that’s super easy to apply, or need a foundation that is both lightweight and also able to soak up any excess oil produced by the skin.

Powder foundation can produce a great smooth look but you have to do some basic preparation work first. If this is the one you want to go for you should make sure you conceal any open spots on your skin and seal them with a light layer of powder. You should also make sure your skin is adequately hydrated or you could end up with a coverage that is both patchy and prone to creases forming around wrinkles or expression points

So… which is best for a smooth application?

This is nearly impossible to say due to the various different skin types there are and the unique needs of the individual. Our advice would be to test various products on your skin to see which works best for you, or possibly consult a beautician for some advice for your specific skin type. Whatever the case, the right product is out there for you!

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