Learning how to find your perfect foundation shade can be quite stressful. There are so many boxes that need to be checked to make sure you’ve got the right shade. Sometimes you get so tired you just pick one that looks good enough and keep it moving.
But that’s not good enough now is it? How do you expect to be flawless if you don’t get it right?
Well, today we will be doing our absolute best to help you out. We’ve got 5 effective tips that will show you how to find your perfect foundation shade. When you’re done with this post, your next makeup look will be so flawless you’ll have people shook.
Check them out!
The first step is to get your skin undertone right:
Finding the perfect foundation goes beyond it matching just your skin tone. The foundation also has to match your skin’s undertone. The skin has 3 major skin undertones – warm, neutral and cool.
People with warm undertones usually look great wearing gold jewelry or yellow-ish colours. Their skin also has a yellow, gold or peach tone to it. For cool undertones, you’ll most likely look better with silver jewelry and their skin has a pink, red or blue hint to it. Those with neutral undertones are right in the middle. To know if you fall in this category, check if you look good in both gold and silver.
It is important to enure your foundation warmth matches your skin’s undertone to get that 2nd skin finish.
Next, figure out your skin type:
Skin comes in 4 major types – normal, oily, dry and combination. In order to figure out what type of skin you have, wash your face and apply some moisturiser.(.)
If your skin gets dry over time you have dry skin and should stay away from powder or very matte foundations. If you notice your skin gets oily in some parts and stays dry in others, you have combination skin. You can use most foundations out there but not too dry and not too oily. If your skin gets oily fast then you have oily skin and should go for drier foundations like powders or matte foundations. Lastly, if your skin does get a little oily, but not too oily then you have normal skin. This is the best bet as the foundation isle is your playground.
Swatch, swatch and swatch:
Testing the product out is very important. The best place to test any foundation on is the back of your hand. That is the closest skin match to your face. This way you can tell if your selected foundation is right for you.
Check for oxidization:
This is not a myth! Foundation does oxidize and it can change the look of the foundation. This happens when the foundation settles into your skin and interacts with it.
A great way to make sure you’re not a victim is to try a sample of the foundation and let t sit for 30 minutes. If it changes colour, then you need a different foundation.
The sun has the last say:
Store lighting can be very deceiving. It’s designed to show you the best, not necessarily the truth. To see what your foundation really looks like, try it out and step into the sun. If it looks great, buy that bad boy and get ready for flawlessness.
You’ve got to admit, we tried. These 5 effective tips will show you how to find the perfect foundation in no time. And if you need suggestions on a brand, check out our ZUMI Beauty Review of the Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation.