How to choose the best makeup for your skin type

Not all types of make-up are good for your skin.

Identify your skin type with the following information and learn what kind of makeup is best for you in each case:


Dry Skin YES  NO
  • Tight, brittle and rough
  • Low skin elasticity, mild peeling
  • Possible spots or itching, tightness
  • Liquid-based makeup
  • Cream based makeup
  • Powder based makeup
  • Mudpacks


Oily Skin YES  NO
  • Shiny skin, enlarged pores
  • Acne, often thickened skin
  • Powder based makeup
  • Astringent lotions
  • Mattifying tissues or wipes
  • Cream makeup
  • Biphasic Makeup remover (lacks oil component)
  • Also avoid: Stress / Cosmetics which clog the pores (look for noncomedogenic )


Mixed skin YES  NO
  • Oily T Zone (forehead, chin, and nose)
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dry Cheeks  
  • Long-lasting makeup
  • Cleansing foam liquid
  • Oil based makeup
  • Astringent lotions


Normal Skin YES  NO
  • Small pores
  • Soft and smooth texture
  • Absence of blemishes
  •  Almost everything
  • Cosmetics that can irritate your skin


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Karina Leshchenko

Karina Leshchenko

I do love writing about facts that make me laugh, be surprised and inspired. I love fashion and shopping. So you can find here articles about beauty tips, fashion advice, and different useful lifehacks from me, written with love.