Spray foundation is the lightest texture on the market. “Spray foundations offer the most natural coverage, because it lays on the surface of the skin and is not rubbed, dabbed, or brushed on,” Wilson says. “These actions push the pigments into the skin, which causes the light to reflect differently.” The best candidate for this foundation vehicle? Like mousse’s target demographic, it’s ideal for those with oily or combination skin.
Medium coverage is one step beyond sheer. “You’ll even out skin tone and balance skin, whether it is oily or dry, but natural features will still be visible,” explains Brown. “This is achieved with a stick foundation, whipped foundation, and some powder-foundation formulas.”
Full coverage is for those who want to camouflage everything from pores to redness. “It will achieve everything medium coverage does, and it will completely cover imperfections such as acne or dark spots,” notes Brown. “To get full coverage, I recommend liquid or cream compact foundations.” Ingredient-wise, says Romanowski, “A blend of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide provides the most coverage. Liquids and creams give the best overall coverage. But, someone
properly skilled in application can get adequate coverage from any form.”
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