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The right foundation for your skin type

The right foundation for your skin type

Photography Marie Rainville. Makeup Olivia Colacci/M.A.C Cosmetics/JudyInc.com Author: Alexandra Donaldson

Beauty

The right foundation for your skin type

Pick a foundation that fits your skin type, addresses your complexion concern and gives you your desired look.

From photo-ready matte finishes to sheer coverage with skin-care benefits, there's a foundation for every concern.

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The right foundation for your skin type

Skin type: Dry

Combat dullness: The Estee Edit Skin Glowing Balm Makeup contains radiance boosting ingredients such as pink peony and evening primrose oil. $42, sephora.ca.

Image by: Sephora By: Alexandra Donaldson

The right foundation for your skin type

Skin type: Dry

Tackle fine lines: Almay Age Essentials Foundation is formulated with collagen, hyaluronic acid and peptides, which immediately boost the skin's moisture levels and, over time, smooth skin and soften the appearance of fine lines. $18, almay.com

Image by: Almay By: Alexandra Donaldson

The right foundation for your skin type

Skin type: Dry

Get rid of flakiness: The Face Shop CC Ultra Moist Cushion COmpact delivers intense hydration—in the form of callagen, calendula and hyaluronic acid—that lasts up to 25 hours, leaving you moisturized and radiant. $29, thefaceshop.ca.

Image by: The Face Shop By: Alexandra Donaldson

The right foundation for your skin type

Skin type: Oily

Long-lasting CoverGirl Clean Matte Oil-Control BB Cream reduces shine and covers pores and blemishes thanks to a formula that works all day. $11, covergirl.ca.

Image by: CoverGirl By: Alexandra Donaldson

The right foundation for your skin type

Skin type: Oily

The Body Shop Fresh Nude Cushion Foundation is infused with rose water and aloe vera for freshness. It also includes clay for shine control and oil absorption. The cushion compact is perfect for on-the-go touch-ups. $38, thebodyshop.ca.

Image by: The Body Shop By: Alexandra Donaldson

The right foundation for your skin type

Skin type: Oily

For acne sufferers Vichy Normaderm BB Clear Unifying Corrective Cream addresses persistent acne over time with salicylic acid and zinc while offering immediate natural-looking coverage. $30, vichy.ca.

Image by: Vichy By: Alexandra Donaldson

The right foundation for your skin type

Skin type: Normal

Go green with Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation which is made with organic botanical ingredients and is free of gluten, silicones, parabens and artificial pigments. $53, holtrenfrew.com.

Image by: Juice Beauty By: Alexandra Donaldson

The right foundation for your skin type

Skin type: Normal

Get an extra dose of skin care with Caryl Baker Hydra-Lift Liquid Foundation. It instantly tones and smooths with Osilift, a complex derived from natural sugars. It also bestows skin with long-term antiwrinkle benefits. $39, carylbakervisage.com.

Image by: Caryl Baker By: Alexandra Donaldson

The right foundation for your skin type

Skin type: Normal

Get a natural look with Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation. It's hydrating and waterproof, and its gel-like consistency is both light and smooth for glowing coverage. $54, sephora.ca.

Image by: Make Up For Ever By: Alexandra Donaldson

The right foundation for your skin type

Skin type: Normal

Get an even skin tone with Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation which covers discolouration, improves firmness and offers moisture with vitamin C and mushroom extract. $49, holtrenfrew.com.

Image by: Charlotte Tilbury By: Alexandra Donaldson

The right foundation for your skin type

Skin type: Normal

Get a matte finish with medium coverage thanks to Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint. It smooths the appearance of pores with medium buildable coverage in an easy-to-blend formula. $54, narscosmetics.com.

Image by: Nars By: Alexandra Donaldson

The right foundation for your skin type

Skin type: Normal

Get full matte coverage with Maybelline New York Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation which offers full coverage without drying your skin. $17, maybelline.ca.

Image by: Maybelline By: Alexandra Donaldson

The right foundation for your skin type

Skin type: Normal

Achieve buildable matte coverage with Smashbox Studio Skin Hydrating 15-hour Wear Foundation which offers long-lasting shine-free coverage in 22 hues. $48, sephora.ca.

Image by: Smashbox By: Alexandra Donaldson

The right foundation for your skin type

Skin type: Normal

Buildable matte coverage is achieved with Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup and Concealer. It offers a sheer- to full-coverage foundation and a cream concealer that's one shade lighter (perfect for hiding dark spots and undereye circles), both in a demi-matte finish. $20, revlon.ca.

Image by: Revlon By: Alexandra Donaldson

Click here to see our "Ace Your Base" foundation decoder infographic that appeared in the January 2017 issue of Canadian Living

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