This is the most common makeup product which most of us know about, however you will be surprised to know that most of you may be using incorrect formula. This is where you get your overall improvised skin tone. To understand foundation you must know the terms “Coverage”.
What is foundation coverage?
Coverage refers to the opacity of the makeup, or how much it will conceal on the skin.
There are four types of foundation coverage –
Sheer – Is the most transparent and contains the least amount of pigment. It will not hide the discolorations of the skin but can minimize the contrast between discolorations of the skin to the rest of skin. Wear it if you have almost perfect skin, It has pigment percentage ranging from 8-13%
Light – can cover unevenness and slight blotchiness but it’s not opaque enough to cover freckles. It contains 13-18% pigments.
Medium – Coverage when set with tinted powder can hide freckles, discolorations, blotchiness, discoloration and red marks left by pimples. It contains 18-23% pigments. I will recommend this if you are going to attend an important function and you have moderate pigmentations and discoloration of skin.
Full – Coverage is very opaque and used to cover birthmarks, hyperpigmentation and scars. It will ensure it camouflage everything that it has been put on to. Professional makeup artist will use full coverage generally on Brides. Unless necessary, I will not recommend full coverage for personal or everyday use.