How to Choose Your Foundation

Posted February 13th, 2017 | Written by

Wintertime is in full swing, and we all know that means we need to hydrate our skin. But what if your skin is oily? Are you automatically covered? The answer is no! No matter what your skin type, your complexion needs moisture. An excellent way to increase moisture levels and create that coveted dewy glow is through your choice of foundation. At Colorescience®, we’ve formulated two innovative foundations to cover all skin types, ranging from ultra-dry to ultra-oily, and everything in between.

For Those with Combination to Oily Skin

When you think of hydrating foundations, you immediately picture a liquid. And if your skin is oily, you’re most likely cringing right now at the thought of it. Take in a deep, calming breath because we’ve recently introduced our Natural Finish Pressed Foundation SPF 20 to quell all your concerns. This unique formula includes nourishing carrot seed oil that creates a creamy texture without feeling oily. A few swirls of this pressed mineral powder takes away shine, without creating the dreaded dry, cakey look of some other powders. This product leaves the skin looking radiant, healthy and completely natural.

“The Natural Finish Pressed Foundation SPF 20 is a godsend for those with oily skin. It provides lightweight coverage that looks natural, not cakey. It’s also ideal for those with sensitive skin,” says Master Aesthetician, Cathleen Olson, Edina Skin Care Specialists.

“The Colorescience Pressed Foundation is one of my personal favorites. It feels like you’re wearing nothing, but has excellent coverage. It’s healthy makeup for your skin. You’ll notice an improvement in your skin over time,” says Nicole Hogue, ARNP, USF Health.

“It has a gorgeous, natural finish. It by no means looks cakey or dry or flakey!” says Vlogger Samantha Jane.

For Those with Normal to Dry Skin

Colorescience Tint du Soleil™ SPF 30 UV Protective Foundation glides beautifully and seamlessly onto the skin, creating a smooth, luminous and healthy looking complexion. This lightweight liquid uses a combination of ceramides and milk lipids to treat the skin with healthy hydration. It immediately takes away any signs of dryness or flakiness and replaces them with a sheer radiance.

“Colorescience Tint du Soleil protects the skin with an SPF 30 while nourishing it with ceramides, lipids, and vitamins. It leaves the skin with a silky texture. I warm it up in my fingertips before applying. A pea size of this foundation is enough, but should be layered for more coverage,” says Master Aesthetician, Cathleen Olson, Edina Skin Care Specialists.

“So creamy! It’s like silk on the skin. I ordered the light shade, and it blends nicely into my skin,” says Lennea, Colorescience customer.

As a final step, mist your foundation with our Hydrating Setting Mist for makeup staying power and an extra boost of moisture!

“Colorescience Hydrating Mist is an absolute must for winter makeup. Generously spritz face when makeup application is complete to set the makeup and get that luminous look. No need to redo your makeup when going out in the evening. A couple sprays of the mist will freshen up your makeup, and you’ll be good to go,” says Master Aesthetician, Cathleen Olson, Edina Skin Care Specialists.

The Author

Julie Strong

Julie Strong

Julie Strong is the Social Media and Content Manager for Colorescience. She's had a passion for writing, skincare and beauty for as long as she can remember. Her favorite Colorescience product is Even Up Clinical Pigment Perfector.