Editor’s note: Information posted from the IMAN Cosmetics Facebook Fan Page.
IMAN Cosmetics have put together this mini guide to help you decide which foundation you need to use in order to put your best face forward. For reference, I am NW40/NC45 in MAC and Caramel in Revlon ColorStay. I haven’t been matched to Fashion Fair (no rep at the nearest counter here in Fort Lewis) in over a year so I decided not to post my shade.
If you have hyperpigmented skin or acne scars, go for a stick or cream foundation. They perfectly camouflage discoloration, while blending to a natural-looking, creamy finish. Most blend so seamlessly that you rarely need concealer. Try IMAN Cosmetics Second to None Stick Foundation.
If you have minor spots, try a full-coverage liquid foundation or a cream-to-powder formula. Slightly less coverage than a stick, but still great for hiding trouble areas. Try IMAN Cosmetics Second to None Cream to Powder Foundation.
If you have good skin but want extra polish, go with a sheer liquid foundation or a tinted moisturizer. Either provides ultra-light coverage with just a hint of a tint. Try IMAN Cosmetics Second to None Luxury Liquid Makeup Enriched with Minerals.
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, an oil-control liquid foundation is a must-have as it prevents midday greasies, and leaves you with a clean, matte finish. Try IMAN Cosmetics Second to None Luxury Liquid Makeup Enriched with Minerals.
If you have combination skin, it’s all about a balancing liquid foundation, which makes the t-zone matte and hydrates drier areas like cheeks, forehead, and chin. Try IMAN Cosmetics Second to None Luxury Liquid Makeup Enriched with Minerals.
If you want to fake radiant, my-night-was-better-than-yours-glow, you must use iridescent, illuminating liquids or sticks. They don’t hide, they highlight. Dot and blend along cheekbones, bridge of nose, forehead, and chin. Try IMAN Cosmetics Second to None Luminous Foundation.