5 Things You Must Consider When Choosing a Foundation

What’s the one thing in your vanity bag that is a hassle to buy?

Yes, it’s the foundation!

Unlike other makeup products, such as lipsticks, mascara, or an eyeliner, you can’t just buy any shade of foundation online.

Apart from the shade, you have to check the level of coverage, the consistency, the texture, and so much more when buying a foundation.

And then, you just stick to the one product the you love (in most cases). For example, if you find LA Girl foundation to be the perfect fit for you, there’re high chances you’d pick the same product again.

How to pick the one foundation that you can rely on at all times?

We’ve shared some tips below!

  • Find the Shade That Matches Your Skin Tone Perfectly

Unlike many other makeup products that you can buy online in Pakistan, most women prefer buying their foundation from a retail store.


Because figuring out the right shade of foundation online can be hard, and one may end up with the wrong product.

Don’t hesitate to check the shade by swatching the product on your forearm. Make sure that the part of skin you’re checking the shade on matches your face tone, or you may end up with a darker foundation.

Also, know that the foundation shade may not match perfectly. Instead of picking a shade that’s slightly darker than your skin tone, go for the product that’s a bit lighter. That’s because the shade of foundation tends to darken through the day when it oxidizes.

Don’t want your foundation to oxidize?

Check L.A. Girl products online in Pakistan and get an oil-free foundation, primer, and a makeup setting spray.

Also, learn some tips on how to stop your foundation from oxidizing.

  • Consider the Type of Your Skin

Is your skin oily or do you struggle with dry patches on your face?

The type of your skin is also an important factor that you must consider when buying a foundation.

For oily and combination skin types, mattifying and oil-free foundations work best. These products will keep your t-zone from getting shiny with oil during the day.

Also, when your skin is oily, only a mattifying foundation won’t oxidize.

On the other hand, if your skin comes under the normal to dry category, a dewy foundation would work best on your, giving off a fine radiant finish that makes your skin glow throughout the day.

But, remember, using a dewy foundation on oily skin can make you reaching for blotting papers all day long!

  • Keep in View the Kind of Coverage You Need

Many women keep separate foundations for daily-use and occasional wear. Coverage is the reason why.

Daily routine makeup is most often done using a light coverage foundation, a concealer, and a few other makeup products. On the other hand, when you have to attend parties and events, you’d most likely go for a heavy makeup look that won’t be complete without a full-coverage foundation.

Want to pick a single product?

Then choose a foundation with coverage that you can build. For a natural makeup look, only use a small amount and spread it on your whole face. Similarly, for a heavy makeup look, use a bit more foundation until you get the desired look.

To complete the look, choose L.A. Girl concealer in Pakistan.

  • Don’t Forget About Your Skin’s Undertone

If you don’t consider the undertone of your skin while buying a foundation, you’re making a huge mistake.

Don’t want that?

Then go for a foundation with yellow undertone if you have a warm complexion. On the other hand, if you’re complexion is more on the cool side, a foundation with pink undertone would work best.

You can also mix up neutral and warm shades together if that helps you achieve the perfect look.

  • Always Test the Foundation on Bare Skin

A common mistake that many women make is testing the foundation on your face when you’re already wearing makeup.

If you do this, you won’t be able to select the accurate foundation shade that matches your skin.

So, always test the color of your foundation over bare skin to find the right shade!

Lastly, if you want to buy a quality foundation with mattifying finish for summers, you need to check L.A. Girl products in Pakistan.