What’s your foundation type?

by Bionic Beauty on 15.Jan.2009 · 2 comments

Total Beauty has created a nifty quiz to help you find a great foundation match. Answer 15 questions about your skin type, tone, issues, etc and they’ll provide some suggestions. Simple, right? Take the quiz and let me know what *you* think of the results it provides. Accurate? Not so much?

My results: Best foundation type- Liquid or Mineral foundation.

Total Beauty’s suggestions were: ColoreScience Foundation for $60 (WHAT? 60 bucks for foundation??? huh, I heart my Purely Cosmetics mineral makeup even more after reading that. I’ve never even heard of ColoreScience…) or Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Loose powder foundation (tried this… it’s pretty good. Certainly better than most drugstore mineral makeups.)

Quiz: What’s Your Perfect Foundation?

Find the formula that will finally give you flawless-looking skin

How many times has your foundation looked great at the beauty counter, then “off” the next day? Take this quiz to find out what kind of makeup your skin really needs and get expert tips on making your skin look its best.

Find your match


1 Nalo Jones January 16, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I think less is more, I tend to like powder foundations because they are more natural looking but I also love tinted moisturizers.

2 Amanda October 19, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Your best foundation type is a liquid or mineral foundation.

Mineral foundation can be layered for full, yet natural coverage when needed. “Both tend not to clog pores or contain harsh chemicals,” says Stern. “Additionally, most mineral makeup contains titanium dioxide, which is a natural protector against the sun, and additional SPF; this is important for everyone.” (Try ColoreScience Foundation, $60 or Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Loose Powder Foundation, $10.99).

If your skin is acne-prone, opt for a liquid foundation with acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid in it (try Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil-Free Foundation, $10.29). Then boost coverage with a concealer or slightly thicker oil-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic foundation.

TIP: “When applying mineral makeup, once you have lightly tapped powder on desired areas, use a large powder brush to blend the powder by swishing and swirling the brush over your skin,” says makeup artist Joanna Schlip. “Light, short, quick whisking motions work best.” (If mineral foundation tends to dry out your skin, apply a layer of moisturizer to clean skin first and let it soak in for a few minutes before putting on makeup. If your skin looks more oily with mineral foundation on, use an oil-control primer first.)

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