A Breakdown of the 5 Main Types of Makeup Foundation

We're all about beauty.

Skincare, makeup, hair care, nail polish… you name it, we're (overly) obsessed with it. Our favorite part of the day has to be when we put on makeup. Whether we're going all out or keeping it super simple, we love to see what we come up with! Since we all have different skin types and skin tones, varying makeup solutions work from person to person, especially when it comes to foundation.

Curious about it? Scroll down to learn more about the five main types of makeup foundation!

1. Liquid

If you're into a full-coverage type of look, chances are you use liquid foundation. It typically provides the heaviest coverage (since it's buildable), it goes on smoothly and is great for people with lots of blemishes. If you have oily skin, a matte-based liquid foundation is your best bet, as it will keep your skin's natural oils at bay!

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2. Tinted Moisturizer

We love a good tinted moisturizer. It's great to put on when you're running out the door, heading to the gym or just don't feel like wearing a lot of makeup for the day. This particular type of foundation works great with dry skin, and is buildable if you want more coverage. We think tinted moisturizer is a perfect introduction to makeup, so if you're new to the game, definitely try this one out first!

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3. Powder

Powder is the best on-the-go type of foundation. Pop it in your purse and use it as a touchup throughout the day for a mess-free solution. We'd recommend applying powder over something, like a moisturizer, primer or other type of foundation. That way, it'll have something to cling on to and won't slowly come off.

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4. Cream

Cream foundations, in our opinion, are the most satisfying to put on. The sensation of the formula feels so silky smooth on your skin, and works best for people prone to dryness. It creases more than other types of foundations, so it's important to not overdo it. We recommend using a wet sponge (like a BeautyBlender or Juno & Co. sponge) to blend it out.

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5. Stick

Stick foundations are multi-faceted, as they can be used as a foundation or a concealer. Due to the thickness of the product, it's generally best to use a makeup sponge to blend it out. Plus, it's great for on-the-go. If you feel a blemish coming on or a zit is noticeable, a stick is your best bet to get it under control.

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