How To Pick A Foundation For Your Face | Clozette

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Creating a flawless base relies on a foundation that perfectly matches your skin tone and skin type. It's all about knowing what would work on your skin type (if you're oily--stay away from oil-based foundations) and knowing the undertones that suits your skin colour (are you cool-toned, neutral, or warm-toned).

So if you're still struggling to pick the perfect foundation for your face, ClozetteTV breaks it all down for you in this beauty video with tips and tricks on how to pick a foundation for a naturally flawless finish.

Watch the video below:

Click next to see our list of favourite foundations >>
Lancome Renergie Lift Makeup

This ultimate lifting makeup foundation with SPF20 provides a veil and lift for your skin. It also helps to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines while covering up the signs of fatigue. This is suitable for all skin types and is great for those looking for a refined, radiant finish.

Giorgio Armani 'Lasting Silk' Foundation

This foundation is a spotlight-proof, high-resistance makeup that is inspired by extreme backstage conditions. With a revolutionary new water-based formula, it provides 14-hour luminous matte coverage without the heavy-coverage feel.

MAC 'Pro Longwear' Foundation

For long-lasting power, this foundation is formulated to give up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition. It is lightweight and creamy, applying smoothly to provide sheer-to-medium coverage without looking cakey. It's great at controlling oil even in hot and humid conditions, keeping the skin looking fresh, natural, and flawless.

Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Powder Foundation

This multi-purpose powder foundation features a lightweight and ong-lasting formula that contains bio-mimetic coated pigments to effortlessly even-out and correct the complexion. For a semi-matte finish, it's enriched with hydrating ingredients to maintain moisture while still providing buildable coverage.

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

A must-have of almost every beauty lover out there, this sheer foundation provides buildable coverage without looking cakey or feeling too heavy on the skin. It evens out skin and leaves a glowing satin-finish.

MAC 'Mineralize' Foundation

Lightweight with medium coverage, this compact foundation offers a creamy application for a flawless, medium-buildable, and fully dimensional finish. It is silky to apply and provides super-hydrated, high-comfort wear.



We love a good #MOTD. And most days we just wish it's okay to walk up to someone and ask "What's on your face?" It's not strange at all--right? We just want to know the foundation used for skin that looks so dewy and fresh, or what eyeshadow palette was used to create that gorgeous the smokey eye. Really reasonable explanation. 

But since we have such a wonderful community of beauty-savvy girls who are more than happy to share their #MOTD looks with us, we thought it'll be much easier to just take a peek into their feed and see the products they used to create a variety of looks. From everyday work/school looks, to a smokey-eye, to a pop of bright pink...there's a style for everyone. Here are some of the makeup-of-the-day looks to add to your makeup inspiration board. 

So Clozetters, what's on your face?



Face: L'Oreal True Match in W3, RCMA Make-Up No Color Powder, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW20, and MAC Mineralized Blush in Warm Soul
Eyes: Tarte eyeshadow in Tartelette, Dolly Wink Liquid Liner, Anastasia Dipbrow Soft Brown
Lips: Maybelline ColorShow Creamy Matte in Lively Violet


Face: L'Oreal le teint foundation in nude beige, Ellana Minerals loose powder foundie in hazelnut latte, Sleek Face Form Palette, and The Body Shop Cheek Blusher
Eyes: VNC Fiber Mascara and The Face Shop eyeliner pencil in #3
Lips: Maybelline Rebel Lips in REB08 


Face: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation in Spiced Sand, MAC Mineralised Skinfinish in Medium Tan, and Sleek Blush in Life's a Peach
Eyes: Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Dolce Vita
Lips: MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick



Lovers of K-Makeup, rejoice! Sulwhasoo (Korea's luxury holistic skincare brand) has introduced an extension of its innovative, best-selling cushion foundation range: the Perfecting Cushion Brightening--setting a new benchmark to a brighter and clearer complexion.

Created with the busy professional woman in mind, the Perfecting Cushion Brightening enhances skin with a satin-like soft matte finish that lasts up to 12 hours. Available in four natural skin tones from light pink to deep beige, the Perfecting Cushion Brightening offers medium coverage with an ultra-bright glow for the woman-on-the-go.

But more than just a foundation, the Perfecting Cushion Brightening also incorporates Sulwhasoo’s signature approach of traditional Asian well-being philosophies with its cutting-edge technology—addressing the most popular aspirations on any woman’s skincare dreams.

Here are 3 reasons why we're in love with Sulwhasoo’s latest cushion:

1. Brighter and Glowing Complexion

A mix of its White Magnolia extract and Pearlescent Complex refines and brightens the skin--an idea inspired by the Korean traditional medicine philosophies of Dongui Bogam which highlights the brightening properties of pearl. Together with the brightening effects of White Magnolia (which effectively reduces melanin), skin looks more glowy over time.

2. Towards Clearer Skin

It contains ingredients that target skin problems such as Licorice Purifying Water--that has detoxifying and revitalization properties--and White Ginseng Polysaccharide. Together, they combat pigmentation and improve skin clarity and dull, sallow skin.

3. Flawless Skin Texture

Aside from the skin benefits, the main point of the cushion is to give the skin a smooth, flawless texture. The Perfecting Cushion Brightening offers a non-sticky, lightweight, and soft-matte finish that keeps excess sebum at bay. The result: flawless skin through the day.

Sulwhasoo’s Perfecting Cushion Brightening is available in Malaysia at Parkson branches Pavilion KL, KLCC, 1 Utama and Gurney Plaza, Penang, from June 2015 and retails for RM210.

Click here to find out more about the Sulwhasoo's range of products