Today, I am sharing tips and tricks with you to choose right shade of foundation according to your skin tone. A great foundation is must for great looking skin. If you are blessed with natural glowing, blemishes free skin (lucky ones), you can use the foundation to get a makeup base for you. If you have blemishes, open pores, pigmentation, you can hide these imperfections with a perfect foundation for those special occasions. However, getting a perfect foundation is a tricky one. I am listing some tips and tricks to choose the right foundation for you. Hope this will help!!
- Identify you skin tone:
There are 3 types of skin tone Warm, Cool and Neutral. Now, how to know you are in which category. Well, here are some tips for this:
- Hold up your wrist in direct sunlight, if your blood veins seem to be green you are cool undertone. If it seems blue you are warm undertone.
- Keep a piece of white paper on your face. Take note of your skin’s tone in contrast to the white. If it looks yellow or golden, then you have a warm skin color. If it looks pinkish, you have a cool tone.
If gold jewelry suits you more, you have warm undertone. If sliver brightens you up, then you have cool undertone. If gold and silver both look graceful on you then you are lucky, you have neutral undertone.
Most Indian women have warm undertone.
Now we know our skin tone so here is a guide to look for perfect foundation for you:
- Cool skin tone beauties should look for a foundation that has rosier, redder, or blue base.
- Warm skin tone beauties should go for a for foundation that has a golden or yellow base.
Neutral tone beauties can go for either one yellow base or blue base foundation.
2 How to test your foundation
Always, hunt for a good foundation in a drug store. Never buy a foundation online till the time you have the best shade for you and want to have a backup for that perfect foundation.
When you are in the store, the SA asks you to try any foundation under your wrist. Never go for that. They said the skin tone under your wrist matches to your face but it’s not. The skin under our wrist is usually lighter than our face and SA wants to sell us the foundation which makes us a white ghost but we don’t want it. You should always test the foundation on your jaw line. Choose the 3 shades closer to your skin tone and apply on your jaw line, now look for perfect shade. Always keep a flat foundation brush with you so you can apply the foundation with it.
If you are going for foundation shopping take your best buddy with you so she can help you in finding the perfect shade.Always test the foundation in natural sun light as store lights don’t show actual color.
If you are concern with oxidization of your foundation apply it on your face go for a round in shopping mall (I am sure you will never return empty hand). After 30 minutes, you can check if foundation changes color or not. If foundation oxidized in air it changes color. It can be taken care of with a perfect compact.
Well, Coverage of foundation is personal call. You can look for sheer coverage foundation for daily uses. BB and CC creams also can serve this purpose. Medium and full coverage foundation can be saved for special occasions.
4. Skin Type
You should choose your foundation according to skin type.
Oily skin divas look for matifying, Oil free or Powder foundation.
Dry skin beauties look for creamy liquid, hydrating foundation.
Combination skin beauties can go for cream or powder ones as per choice.
So beauties, these are some tips which you should keep in mind while choosing the perfect foundation for you. I hope I was able to help you in choosing your dream foundation for you.
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Take Care 🙂