Find the right foundation for every occasion
Have you ever reached for your everyday foundation when getting ready for a big event only to find that it’s just not right? Or maybe you want a teensy bit of coverage when heading to the gym, but your regular foundation is just way too OTT for a jog on the treadmill?
Yep, it’s a sad truth that not all foundations will suit all occasions, so we’ve put together a handy guide of what kind of foundations to wear depending on where you’re going and what you’re doing, and for how many hours.
FOUNDATION FOR THE GYM
Not only is a full face of coverage not really necessary for a workout, it’s actually pretty bad for your skin. See, when you sweat and all that product is sitting on your face, you risk clogging your poor little pores. And clogged pores = breakouts. So if you want some coverage when exercising, your best bet is a lightweight cream – it’ll even out your skin so you can get on with your workout.
beautyheaven recommends: Rimmel London 9-in-1 BB Cream SPF25
FOUNDATION FOR THE BEACH
You may not intend to work up a sweat at the beach, but the heat and humidity make it inevitable. So following the same rule as above, opt for a BB cream with SPF for a hot summer’s day. It’s also a good idea to pick one with mattifying and oil-absorbing properties, as this will prevent sweat and shine, leaving your skin looking as fresh as when you left the house.
beautyheaven recommends: Rimmel London BB Cream Matte
FOUNDATION FOR A NO-FUSS LOOK
Don’t want to put on medium- or high-coverage foundation to just run errands on the weekend? Opt for a BB cream with illuminating properties that will enhance skin radiance and leave you feeling excellent about your complexion. It’ll deliver a natural finish, making you look like you’re barely wearing a thing. If you do tend to suffer from oily skin, then it’s best to use a BB cream that will help to control oil and shine.
beautyheaven recommends: Rimmel London BB Cream Radiance (or Rimmel London BB Cream Matte for oilier skin types)
FOUNDATION FOR EVERYDAY PERFECTION
There isn’t a girl out there who doesn’t need an everyday foundation she can rely on. So what does one need in said foundation? Well, it needs to last all day, give the right amount of coverage, and match your skin tone perfectly to leave a healthy, natural-looking result. Your everyday foundation should also feel comfortable on your skin and, of course, feature some SPF. Because, #sunsmart.
beautyheaven recommends: Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation
FOUNDATION FOR DATE NIGHTS
Ask any guy out there what make-up look they like, and they’ll say one that’s natural. What they don’t know is that it takes a few products to create the au naturale look. So your date night foundation should leave your skin looking flawless, but in a way that’s barely detectable. A lightweight, longwearing and transfer-proof (just in case you decide to go in for the kiss) foundation will see you perfectly through the night – and perhaps even the morning.
beautyheaven recommends: Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 HR Nude Foundation
FOUNDATION FOR LATE NIGHTS
Whether you’re heading to a wedding, birthday party, or just out for a boogie with your girlfriends, you need a foundation that will go the distance and keep your complexion in tact all night. Look for a foundation that’s not only longwearing and transfer-proof (water-resistant is an added bonus for any sweaty or teary moments) while offering a weightless feel, as but one that can also cover any dark circles, blemishes and imperfections for maximum glamour.
beautyheaven recommends: Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 HR Foundation with Comfort Serum (or Lasting Finish 25HR Dual Finish Powder if you prefer using powder)
FOUNDATION FOR EARLY MORNINGS
Want to look like you haven’t had a few late nights in a row? Then it sounds like you need a foundation that’ll help fake ‘awake’ skin. Search for a formula that contains illuminating ingredients (like pearls or light-reflecting particles), as these will help the light bounce off your skin and leave you looking as if you’ve had your full eight hours.
beautyheaven recommends: Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation (or BB Radiance Cream for a lighter finish)
Do you wear a different foundation or BB cream depending on the occasion? Which of these occasions do you relate to the most?
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