Many women have trouble deciding on whether to wear a dewy or matte foundation. They both have their positives and negatives, so choosing the right one for your skin isn't always that simple. If you pick the wrong foundation for your skin type, it won't look very flattering. Learning a little bit more about matte and dewy foundations can help you choose the right one. Here is a guide to help you choose between the two.
What is matte foundation?
A matte foundation creates a flat finish on your skin. It also doesn't reflect light, so it can reduce the amount of oil you have on your skin.
Who is matte foundation good for?
Those with oily or combination skin can benefit from using a matte foundation because it can help reduce shine. Matte foundation, however, is not recommended for people with dry skin because it will just make the skin look even more dry.
What are the negatives of matte foundation?
Even though matte foundation has a lot of positives, it also comes with a couple of negatives. For one, it dries very fast. If you take too long to apply it to your skin, it will look caked on. Matte foundation can also be difficult to remove. You will need a heavier, oil-based cleanser to take off this foundation.
What is dewy foundation?
A dewy foundation is made of light reflecting ingredients, making the skin look luminous. It is not heavy feeling, so your natural skin will shine through the foundation.
Who is dewy foundation good for?
Dewy foundation can work well for everyone besides those with very oily skin. Dewy foundation is especially beneficial for those with dry and mature skin.
What are the negatives of dewy foundation?
Just like matte foundation, dewy foundation comes with some negatives. Dewy foundation, for one, usually doesn't provide that much coverage. If you have a lot of blemishes or other skin perfections you need to cover up, a dewy foundation probably won't do you much good. Dewy foundation also doesn't look good in photos because it will make your skin look extra shiny.
If you are still not sure what type of foundation to choose, consult with a makeup artist at your local department store.
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