The L'Oréal Paris Foundation Guide to find your ideal make-up base

Whether you’re looking for light coverage, a mattifying effect or minimize fine lines, this L'Oréal Paris Foundation 101 can help you find the right make-up for you.

Foundation make-up is, as the name suggests, the foundation for all your other make-up. That means you should choose the best foundation for you, because it can make or break your whole look, and that’s a lot of pressure when there are so many different kinds to choose from. There’s nothing worse than ending up with a full-coverage foundation when you wanted a natural finish or a hint of glow when you were looking to reduce the shine on your face. Luckily, most make-up brands have tons of great options to fit your needs, and when you find the one that works for you, it’ll change your life. You just have to know what to look for, and this handy L’Oréal Paris foundation guide can help you solve all your foundation woes.

Are you looking for a full-coverage foundation?

If you have a big event coming up that involves being photographed (and what event doesn’t, these days?), you might want a product that provides lots of coverage. Or maybe you just like that full-coverage foundation look for your everyday make-up. Whatever your preference is, you’re going to need a foundation that is super-pigmented, covers all your imperfections and doesn’t feel heavy. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation is packed with pigment, stays on for 24 hours and blends effortlessly so it feels like you’re wearing nothing. Apply it with a foundation brush, set it with a little bit of powder and forget you ever put make-up on.

Do you want a light-coverage foundation?

That full-coverage look isn’t for everyone, so if you prefer a softer make-up, opt for a lightweight foundation you can easily control. L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Make-up it not only has the ability to perfectly match your skin tone and undertones thanks to Precise Match Technology but the buildable formula means you can control exactly how much you’re applying. Start with a foundation primer before you go in with the best light-coverage foundation for you. The primer will prep your skin and even hide some of your blemishes so your foundation has less work to do.

Are you looking for a glowy hydrating foundation?

Everyone wants that dewy, youthful glow, and the first step to achieving it is to make sure your skin is hydrated and your face primer. You can do this by applying a moisturizer before your foundation, or you can find a foundation that does the work for you, like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation. This foundation make-up is 40% water, so you’ll get a boost of hydration that lasts all day. And along with the luminous glow you’ll get from its Liquid Light Technology, vitamins C and E help improve your skin’s clarity and minimize uneven tone.

Are you searching for the best matte foundation?

When it comes to a mattifying make-up, you might think your best bet is to reach for a powder foundation. But a powder formula could be drying and exacerbate the problem when your pores overproduce oil to compensate. Instead, try a liquid matte foundation like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation . This long-lasting foundation is super-light and made with water, so it will help keep your skin hydrated even as it mattifies. Just like blotting paper, its Shine Defy Blotting Spheres make this a good foundation for oily skin, since it absorbs the oil on your face without moving your make-up. Finish off with a setting powder for an extra shine-control boost.

 Do you want a foundation that hides the signs of aging?

Everyone knows one of the best ways to fight fine lines and wrinkles is by adding an anti-aging serum into your skincare routine. But what if you could fight those signs of aging while you cover them with anti-aging foundation? Enter L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Serum a medium-coverage foundation that gives you a luminous glow and won’t settle into fine lines. It also contains a serum with five age-reversing ingredients that will help improve the look of your skin over time. After using the foundation for four weeks, you’ll start to see a smoother, more even complexion, regardless of whether you’re wearing any foundation makeup.

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