Liquid foundation. The most commonly used foundation, liquid foundation is best for dry skin; if you have oily skin, look for an oil-free formula.
Cream foundation. Also good for dry skin; these formulas are somewhat heavy, so be sure to blend them thoroughly into your skin with a sponge.
Compact foundation. This is an all-in-one foundation that even includes finishing powder; it also comes with its own application sponge.
Stick foundation. The original type of foundation, this kind is best for skin with lots of blemishes.
Tinted moisturizer. This cross between a moisturizer and a foundation is best for young, clear skin; it provides light skin coverage and can be blended into your skin with your fingertips rather than a sponge.
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