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Why Foundation Isn’t Just “One-Size-Fits-All”

There are a lot of options out there to choose from when it comes to what you put on your skin. It’s important to know the differences between foundations and which one will work best for you. Foundation isn’t one-size-fits-all so in order to get the best option, consider these top five choices and what they do for different types of skin.


Liquid foundation is one of the most well-known and widely used types of foundation out there. This is known to give the most full coverage. This is important to those of you who are hoping for a more made-up look or to eliminate all signs of redness and blemishes. Liquid foundation is best suited for:

  • Dry or combination skin.
  • Oily skin when using an oil-free formula.
  • Problem skin. 


Similar to liquid foundation, cream foundation is easy to blend and can give you a high level of coverage. Cream can be different from other types of makeup though because it has a longer staying power. For these reasons, cream foundation works best for:

  • Dry skin.
  • Skin with uneven skin tone or blemishes.


Unlike its counterparts, powder foundation is completely dry and can be bought in either loose or pressed form. Powder is often a lighter option on the foundation spectrum but it can give your skin an even and healthy look. Given that powder is lighter, it has less coverage than cream or liquid foundation. It is best used for:

  • Oily skin.
  • Touching up makeup.

BB Cream/CC Cream

Meaning either beauty balm or blemish balm, BB cream is a lighter foundation designed to eliminate blemished areas of your complexion while not creating too heavy of a finish on the skin. CC cream, or correcting cream, is a similar type of foundation to BB cream that aims at evening out the overall look of your skin while also providing SPF coverage. Consider using either of these makeup types if you have:

  • Combination/sensitive skin.
  • Fair skin in need of SPF.

Tinted Moisturizer

Last on the list of makeup, but not least, is tinted moisturizer. Usually, tinted moisturizer is the lightest with the least amount of coverage. Tinted moisturizer is similar to regular moisturizer, as it’s the lightest skin makeup option with the least amount of coverage. This option is great for:

  • Dry skin.
  • Younger skin in need of less coverage.

No matter what fits you, your best skin starts with treating it well. That’s why skiin provides an array of advanced medical, preventative and restorative skincare programs to the Milwaukee area. Foundation isn’t one-size-fits-all, neither is your lifestyle. Visit skiin to learn more about their team of experienced medical aestheticians, nurses and board-certified plastic surgeon to be one step closer to your best skiin.

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