What Type Of Foundation Coverage Is Right For You?
Foundation isn’t something we choose lightly. Aside from different formulas (liquid, powder, or mousse?), you should also consider the level of coverage you need to perfect your look. Because the right foundation is an essential part of any makeup routine, it’s important to know the difference between the varying types of coverage, and which is best for your skin.
That’s a lot to think about, isn’t it? Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered.
What are the different types of foundation coverage?
As it turns out, not all foundations offer the same level of coverage. The right one for you will hide breakout, redness, or bags under your eyes, while others might appear cakey and feel too heavy. That’s because there are three types of coverage: light, medium and full. Let’s take a closer look at each of them.
Light coverage is the most natural, skin-like option for those looking for only a touch of foundation to even out and smooth their complexion. This type of coverage isn’t designed for hiding freckles or breakouts, but rather to improve your skin tone. Light coverage is a great choice if you don’t like wearing too much makeup or want to ensure your pores aren’t clogged (think BB or CC creams).
If you need something more heavy-duty to cover up breakouts, freckles, discolorations, or blotchiness, medium coverage is for you. Although it leaves your skin looking natural and even, medium coverage foundations can conceal some imperfections and still feel good on your skin. Some formulas even allow you to build up the coverage you want, depending on how much makeup you feel like wearing.
Time for the big guns that’ll leave your skin looking flawless. Full coverage foundation is meant to cover up your skin completely, and with the right formula, you can even use it to cover up tattoos. Similarly to medium coverage, this option is also buildable so you decide how layers to apply. And if it feels you’ve applied to many, you can simply add some moisturizer to sheer it out a little.
What about our Compact Cushion Foundation?
The Compact Cushion is a buildable, full-coverage type of foundation you can use whenever you’ve only got 15 minutes to get ready in the morning or heading for a big night out. The applicator puff makes it easy to build the desired level of coverage in just a few dabs, while its lightweight formula infused with SPF 50/PA+++ protection will leave a long-lasting polished effect. Depending on your skin type, you can choose the matte option (for oily skin) or glow (for dry and combination skin) so you don’t need to worry about it melting off your face and looking unnatural.