How to Find Your Foundation Color

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Hey my loves,

I know that picking out the right shade of foundation can be tricky. So today I’m going to explain you how to choose the right foundation color.

If you’re interested, continue reading. 🙂

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Before you try to match your foundation to your skin, try to find your undertone. 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. There are three types of undertones: warm, cool and neutral. If you’re not sure what you are, strong recommends looking at the inside of your wrist.

If you’re warm, the veins on your wrist appear green, and you quickly bronze or darken in the sun, so look for a foundation that has a golden or yellow base.

If you’re cool, the veins on your inner wrist appear blue, you tend to turn a flushed pink color in the sun, and you burn easly, so you want to look for a foundation that has rosier, redder or blue base.

If you’re neutral, you’ve got an equal number of blue and green veins. You are also one of the lucky ones who can pull of any shade of a lipstick and eyeshadow.

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Typically, you should aim to either match your face to your neck or keep your face one shade lighter than your neck. Reason being, once you apply bronzer, powder, and blush, your face may appear darker than it does with foundation alone.

The best way to find your flawless foundation shade is to test it out! Most of the stores will provide you with a foundation sample so you can give it a go before buying the full-size product.

If there are testers available to you in the store, simply apply a thin layer of foundation to your jawline (clean/free from foundation) to assess the match. If you are able to seamlessly blend the new foundation into your skin, congrats, you’ve found your shade!

If not, embrace your inner chemist, and custom mix your foundation! Oftentimes, a foundation straight out of the bottle won’t match your skin perfectly. Remedy this dilemma by taking two foundations that are both close to your skin tone and mix them together (a pump or two of each on the back of the hand) to achieve the perfect color combination for you. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get it right the first time—this method is all about trial and error. Practice makes perfect.

The whole point of foundation is to enhance your skin, not hide it. You want to apply it so that it looks natural and blends in seamlessly–you shouldn’t be able to tell where you put foundation on.

Apply your foundation with a beauty blender or foundation brush so you use as little product as possible and it appears the most natural. For an even, more natural look, go over the face with a damp sponge after you’ve applied the foundation.

I really hope this was a little bit helpful, I tried my best to explain you how to find your perfect match. Tell me in the comments what is your favorite foundation? 🙂

None of these pictures are mine. I found them on weheartit and pinterest.

Have a nice day❤

Love, Dajana.

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12 thoughts on “How to Find Your Foundation Color

  1. Sangeeta says:

    I always try to get a sample, or if the store doesn’t give out samples I like applying a bit on one side of my face and walk around the mall for a bit and see how it fares.

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  2. Fashion Schlub says:

    That was a good tip about learning what your skin’s undertone is – I’d never heard that before about your vein color! And I’m in the market for a new foundation so I’ll definitely put this new information to use! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Bettye

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