Blair Wagoner from Fig and Flower gives her best advice about how to make your foundation look natural for fall.
What are some common foundation trends people get stuck in?
People think “more is better” when it comes to foundation, but using too much foundation can lead to an unnatural look and even cause the skin to produce more oil in some cases. Start with a very small amount of foundation and build the coverage only in places where you really need it.
How should someone update their foundation for the fall?
Often, people need two foundation colors: one for summer and one for winter. As people’s summer tans fade, mixing the summer and winter colors often gives the right transition color for fall.
What are the most important factors when selecting a foundation?
Ingredients and color. Choose a foundation with ingredients that will improve the health and vitality of your skin, such as plant-based oils and antioxidants. Avoid ingredients like parabens, mineral oils, talc and synthetic colors that can clog pores, irritate skin or lead to other health issues. Choose a color that blends seamlessly into your skin and check the color in natural lighting.
What styles of foundation are best for women in their 30s, 40s and beyond?
Typically, skin loses moisture as we age, so a moisturizing foundation with a plant oil base, such as coconut oil, will improve skin condition while promoting a youthful appearance.