Buying a compact is a difficult task. The wrong shade can make you look scary and the wrong texture can wreak a havoc with your skin. You must ideally invest in a quality compact as you will use it more than other cosmetics. Look for the following things before buying a compact.
Colour: Buy the shade that matches your skin the most. Do not try a compact two shades lighter. It will make you look ashen and fake. A natural radiant skin should be your aim. For summers you should opt for one shade darker compact as tanning can make your normal shade look weird!
Purpose: If you are picking a compact for daily use. pick the one which makes you look bright and natural. For party wear you can opt for a compact with shimmer in it.