How to pick Perfect Foundation
You have probably heard the saying that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but did you know it could be applied to makeup as well? A Perfect foundation is much like a windowpane; when it is not done right, you can see all of your flaws. The key to choosing a foundation is finding one that matches your skin tone perfectly!
Warm vs Cool
There are two types of foundations: warm and cool. If you are not sure, which one is best for you, look at your veins; if they look greenish or bluish then you have a cool undertone and if they look more pinkish then you have a warmer undertone. Keep in that these undertones may change seasonally.
If you have a cool undertone, you should match your skin to a shade that has blue or violet undertones, if you have a warmer undertone then look for yellow or orange undertones.
When trying to find the perfect shade, choose one that matches your skin tone. It should be no more than 2-3 shades lighter or darker than your natural skin color.
Matching Your Undertone
Remember, undertones are different from the overall (primary) tone of your skin. A foundation that matches your primary tone may not match your undertones, so you will have to experiment with different foundations until you find the perfect one.
When trying on a foundation look at it in natural light and be sure to try out the shades of the entire line of each brand. Most brands will have about 6-8 shades in their range of foundations, but some more expensive brands may offer up to 16 shades so there is always an option for you. Make sure to take off any makeup around your face and neck before trying on any foundations because even waterproof makeup can interfere with how a foundation looks on the skin. As you apply more and more layers of foundation it will begin to cake and become visible on your skin so applying a moisturizer beforehand is an easy way to prevent this from happening.
When you apply foundation, remember these two things: prime and use the least amount of product possible. Applying primer before your foundation can help it go on smoothly and stay in place all day, so investing in an eyeshadow primer or one formulated for pore less-looking skin will help you achieve great results! Also, always use as little product as possible when applying foundation because starting with too much can result in caking and uneven application. Remember that less is more!
How to Find Your Skin Tone
There are three different skin tones- fair, medium, and dark. Fair is the lightest tone with pinkish hints, the medium is tan with gold undertones and dark is typically browner with redder undertones. To find your skin tone accurately, grab a piece of white paper and hold it up close to your face; this will allow you to better see your veins, which hint at your true color.
Tips and Tricks
Now that you know what undertone and shade are best for you, it is time to find the perfect formula! There are two types of foundations: liquids and powders. If you have dry skin, go with a powder foundation because it will not emphasize your flaky areas; if you have oily skin then use a liquid one to combat shine throughout the day.
Another thing to consider when choosing between foundation types is coverage level; typically, powder foundations provide light-medium coverage whereas liquid ones provide medium-full coverage. However, in some cases this is not always true; if you want full coverage then choose a foundation that matches both your undertones and skin tone perfectly because anything less could result in you looking washed out!
You have to be careful when applying foundation because if it is not blended enough, your flaws will be more noticeable. To avoid this place a small amount on the back of your hand and use a damp makeup sponge for even distribution. Using your fingers may leave streak marks.
Following these simple steps will help you pick the perfect foundation that matches your skin tone perfectly! Finding the right formula is easy too; remember consistency is key so go with whichever one suits your skin type. One last thing- always make sure to match undertones to avoid an unflattering look!
The best thing about makeup is that everyone has their own opinion, but there are some rules to achieving a perfect foundation application. The most important thing is finding the right foundation for your skin color and undertone, which can take some trial and error but once you find it you will not believe that you ever lived without it!