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Any foundation form - liquids, powders, and mineral powders work well with normal skin types. Choose a formula that feels comfortable on your skin.
If you need minimal coverage, a tinted moisturizer followed by powder, is a good choice, especially during hot weather. A nice powder to try is Alexis Vogel's Pressed Powder in translucent shades.
You'll need to choose a foundation that camouflages dry, flaky skin. A good choice would be a moisturizing form of liquid foundation or a crème foundation, which help to make skin look dewy and moisturized, and help soften appearance of wrinkles.
Be sure to use a good moisturizer to help hydrate and soften your skin prior to application. Also, a foundation primer provides additional moisturizing benefits and helps to make your makeup stay on longer.
Use powder sparingly - especially around dry patches, so that unflattering areas aren't accentuated, making you look older.
For Flawless Coverage:
Choose a crème foundation for flawless coverage - which is superior to liquids and powders to insure coverage of any skin discoloration; scars, broken capillaries, dark circles and other marks. A great crème foundation is Alexis Vogel's Crème Foundation.
Adjust as needed:
Once you've found perfect foundation for your skin, you'll need to adjust shade seasonally between summer and winter, if you tend to tan.
Apply foundation from center of your face and blend outwards. Apply all over - even to your eyelids, lips and down below your chin for a more natural look. This also helps to "set" eye shadow and lipstick, so you'll get longer wear.
By Gerti Soderquist
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