Tips to choose the right foundation for your skin

Many women often struggle to find the right shade of makeup foundation that will go well with their skin tone. A flawless makeup needs a perfect foundation that doesn’t make you look like you are wearing a face mask. With lipsticks, eyeshadows, and eyeliners, you can choose to experiment with a rainbow of colors but not with foundation.

Here are some of tips to choose the perfect shade for your skin tone

#1 Know your undertone

There are basically three types of skin undertone “warm”, “cool” and “neutral”. Undertones are the underlying hues in you skin that has nothing to do with the color of your skin but it has got everything to do with the foundation you choose. If you have a peachy, yellow or golden glow in natural light, it means you have warm undertone. People with cool undertone have pink, red and blue hints on the skin. Neutral undertones are the combination of cool and warm.

#2 Know your skin type

If you choose a foundation that sits on the top of your skin, it means that it not the right foundation that you need. If you have dry skin, then you should check for a dewy foundation while people with oily skin, should go for matte base that will settle out excess oil. If you have combination skin then a foundation with semi-satin finish will be the best pick as it will add to the natural glow.

#3 Pick the right shade

While some people prefer tanned skin tone, others might want to lighten their skin tone with makeup. Once you know your undertone and skin type, the next step is to choose a shade that blends perfectly well with your skin tone. Wearing a stark white tone will make you look like you are wearing a mask and a darker foundation will make your skin look blotchy. It’s important to choose a foundation shade that will even out your skin complexion while giving a bright glow.

#4 Swatch test

Testing on your neck or on the back of your hands? What’s the best spot? Well, to know that you are picking the right shade for your skin tone, swipe foundation stroke right against your jawline. The shade will be the one that dissolves perfectly in the skin and is indistinguishable.

#5 Have patience

When you go into a store and try out various foundations it is important to wait for 5-10 minutes and let the foundation oxidize on the skin. The foundation matching your skin tone during swatch test can turn darker within 10 minutes. So, it important to have patience while picking a foundation shade.