HOW TO FIND YOUR PERFECT SHADE OF FOUNDATION
How many of us can agree that finding the right shade of foundation can be exhausting?I mean we have all been there… you go to your local makeup counter and buy a new foundation, only to get home and find out it’s so not your shade!! The whole point of foundation is to make skin look so completely flawless and natural that no one suspects you’re wearing anything at all — So, read on, because one of the most vital steps to having your foundation look flawless is by having the perfect shade!
KNOW YOUR SKIN LEVEL
Level 1: Fair (color of milk)
Level 2: Light (color of sweet cream)
Level 3: Light-Medium (color of weak tea)
Level 4: Medium (color of milk chocolate)
Level 5: Medium-Dark (color of strong tea)
Level 6: Dark (color of strong coffee)
KNOW YOUR UNDERTONE
A. COOL-pink, red or bluish undertones
B. WARM-yellow, peachy, golden undertones
C. NEUTRAL-a mix of warm and cool undertones
Knowing your undertones is essential to finding the right foundation because only a foundation that matches both your skin tone and undertones is going to blend in seamlessly!
Now that you have your skin-tone/under-tone down it will be easier to decide which foundations to look out for. I love the good ol’ fashion stripe test — choose the 3 shades that are closest to your tones and sample the shades by your jawline or neck, in clear, natural daylight! The one that is barely visible against your natural skin is…ding ding ding the winner.
Hope these tips help you be on your way to finding your perfect foundation match and ready to up your #makeupgame!