The 7 Main Types of Foundations Demystified

When it comes to creating the perfect look, there’s one type of makeup that literally lays the foundation for all else. But foundation—regardless of quality—can vary widely in terms of consistency, application, and ingredients. So how do you know which type is right for you? We’ve put together a quick guide to seven common types of foundations, each of which has its own set of advantages. Read on to refresh your makeup bag with confidence.

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