Foundation helps to protect your skin from environmental damage as well as even out your skin tone. However, sometimes it’s difficult to determine which shade of foundation is right for you. Here are a few tips that will help:
(1) In order to determine if a shade is right for you, put a little foundation on your lower cheek bone. The color of the foundation should blend completely blend into your skin tone. If it doesn’t, try another color foundation. The best foundation is one that disappears on your face.
(2) Be sure to test the foundation color in natural light. Indoor lights, which have a range of colors (white, daylight, yellow) and brightness, are not always the best way to determine what a foundation looks like on your skin.
(2) If you wear foundation often, remember that you’ll need at least two foundation shades. Your skin tone will tend to be lighter during the winter season and darker during the summer.
(3) All women have an undertone shade in our skin color. The undertones can be yellow, pink, golden orange, olive, or warm brown. When foundations do not look right on a woman, it’s usually because the undertone color in the product is not the correct one. If you’re not sure about your undertone, refer back to (1).
(4) Whether you use a liquid, cream, or powder foundation depends on your skin type and/or your personal preferences. For example, a liquid foundation would be great for me because I have dry skin; however, I prefer a powder foundation because I prefer to carry a compact.
(5) Remember to blend the foundation well into the skin. The way the color looks out of the bottle is not always a good indicator of how it will look on your face.
(6) You can always use your foundation for more coverage throughout the day. Touch ups are generally o.k. as long as the foundation is blended well into your skin. (Some women prefer loose powder for touch ups. I find that loose powder is best for removing shine, but using a foundation as a touch up helps to even your skin tone should you need it during the day.)
If you have any other questions about choosing the right foundation for your skin, write me a comment below or fill out the form on my home page (be sure to click “submit”) for a free beauty consultation.
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