Picking the right foundation can seem like a nearly impossible task. Between finding the right color, benefits and coverage, it seems like there are an endless number of options. To make it more complicated you have to choose the foundation type, liquid or powder.
There are a few factors you should consider when trying to choose between a liquid and a powder foundation. You should consider skin type (dry, oily or normal), skin conditions (rosacea, acne) and the desired effect you want to create (matte, dewy).
Liquid foundation like powder comes in dewy to matte finishes and sheer to full coverage. If your skin is not oily or dry and you don’t require special benefits like BB or acne control, then the choice comes down to preference. If you however, are like millions of others with less than perfect skin there can be a significant difference.
If your skin tends to be dry, flaky or scaly a liquid foundation would be best, since powder foundation tends to settle into cracks and scales created by dry skin. Liquid foundation will add needed moisture to your face while concealing the dryness. If you use a liquid foundation and you have oily skin, then use a matte finish to prevent the foundation from looking cakey at the end of the day and set with a translucent powder to reduce shine.
Another thing to consider are the benefits that a foundation offers. If you want a foundation the helps control acne, contains moisturizers or is BB there are more liquid foundations with these benefits than powder, giving you a greater variety of options.
Powder foundation like liquid come in several finishes luminous to matte and sheer to full coverage. If your skin is oily or acne prone than powder foundation is probably a better option. Powder foundation, especially mineral powder foundation will help absorb some of the excessive oil and reduce shine. If you have oily skin.