We’ve all been there—you wake up, ready to take on the day, and as you are putting on your makeup, you notice some pesky spot that weren’t there the day before. Choosing the best foundation for your face is vital to solving these types of emergencies as they inevitably pop up—but you will want to only use a product that is natural, organic and green. After all—it is your face we’re talking about, and you want to treat it with only the best clean products.
When transitioning to using more green beauty products that are free from toxins and chemicals, you will want to cover all of your bases. If you are in the process of swapping out your old products for new ones that are non toxic, organic, and natural, you will want to pay special attention to the foundation you end up choosing, since you may end up wearing it every day, on all areas of your face. But how should you go about selecting a good foundation, and which kind should you ultimately choose?
Basic Tips for Selecting a Great Foundation
It’s easy to fall into the habit of wearing the same makeup from the same brand that you’ve used since you were a teenager. Humans are creatures of habit, and it’s easy to develop a reliance on certain brands. But a majority of the foundations on the market today are not what we call green (meaning non toxic, natural, botanical, or organic), so you will want to find brands that are free of toxins, pesticides, and chemicals.
Once you have found a list of green foundation brands (we listed 5 of Florum Fashion Magazine's favorites above), you can then sample which one works best with your skin. Several factors, like you facial features, age, hair color, skin type, and skin tone, will affect the way you want your foundation to look. Most important is the way that the foundation applies to and matches your skin type, so be sure to prioritize this factor over the rest (they recommend using the jawline to be sure the color matches your neck and face).
Types of Foundations to Choose From
Once you have found a good brand of green foundation, you can experiment with the different forms that the brand offers. Depending on the specific look you have in mind (high-fashion, all-natural, edgy, heavy), you can select your type of foundation. The most popular types include:
· liquid or stick foundation with a matte finish
· Foundation sticks
· Pressed or loose powder
· Anti-aging foundation
· Moisturizing liquid foundation
With so many different types to choose from, you can follow these basic tips to select the best type of green foundation for your skin, helping you treat your body with products that are free from harmful toxins and that are good for the environment.