Foundation should be basically the most important item in your beauty bag. A flawless skin is essential for any makeup look night or day, nobody wants to look like they are wearing the wrong foundation type for their skin, and most importantly: different foundations can make a difference when it comes to your skin health.

The perfect foundation can help your skin to breathe and even improve acne conditions.

Flawless Skin / Photo: Pinterest

Flawless Skin / Photo: Pinterest

You might not think that there is so much involved in foundations but this topic can be quite complex. There are foundations for every skin tone, skin type and occasion. The occasion foundations vary depending on what you expect from the product: Full Coverage to hide acne or red blemishes or simply to look flawless, or light coverage to give you a healthy glow during the day.

Which foundation to use and when:

Full coverage foundations can look a little heavy when used during the day. Therefore, these types of foundations are better for evening events unless you really need extra coverage to hide acne scars or blemishes, if not stick with the light and medium coverage ones.

Some foundations are perfect for photographs as they have components that help the skin to look flawless in camera lenses. Other foundations are light coverage and are best for an everyday routine.

A great tip to find your perfect foundation is: If your veins appear green and you tan very easily then you should look for foundations with yellow undertones.

If your veins appear blue and you burn easily, you should look for foundations with pink undertones.

Here are some of the best foundations for every skin type:

Combination / Oily Skin

For these type of skin the best is to go for a matte finish foundations as it prevents the skin from looking greasy and shiny. The foundations below can help to prevent acne-breakouts by controlling skin oil and greasiness.

Clarins Ever Matte Foundation / Photo: Pinterest

Clarins Ever Matte Foundation / Photo: Pinterest

You can find at: Debenhams

Revlon ColorStay Foundation / Photo: Pinterest

Revlon ColorStay Foundation / Photo: Pinterest

You can find at: Boots

Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation / Photo: Pinterest

Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation / Photo: Pinterest

You can find at: House of Fraser

NYX Stay Matte By Not Flat Liquid Foundation / Photo: Pinterest

NYX Stay Matte By Not Flat Liquid Foundation / Photo: Pinterest

You can find at: NYX Cosmetics

Dry / Normal Skin

For dry skin, oil-free foundations won’t work as your skin needs the moisturizing properties in order to prevent the skin from going dry.  So, if you have dry skin you need to find a foundation that hydrates your skin as well as providing coverage. Here are some foundations that can help you to achieve this:

Clinique Supermoisture Makeup Dry Skin Foundation / Photo: Pinterest

Clinique Supermoisture Makeup Dry Skin Foundation / Photo: Pinterest

You can find at: Debenhams

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation / Photo: Pinterest

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation / Photo: Pinterest

You can find at: McCabes Pharmacy

MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation / Photo: Pinterest

MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation / Photo: Pinterest

You can find at: House of Fraser

Bobby Brown Extra Repair Foundation / Photo: Pinterest

Bobby Brown Extra Repair Foundation / Photo: Pinterest

You can find at: House of Fraser