Foundation Color Troubles? We Know What To Do
For such a widely used item, finding the right foundation color can be quite a challenge, especially for beginners. Most of the time, foundation users find themselves in a fix, making them to do it with the next best thing, but never finding the best itself! Plus, it doesn’t help that the fluorescent lights in the makeup aisle do nothing to help the testing process.
So get ready for us to put the wrongs right, because we are going to ask questions that will help you find your foundation color.
What’s Your Range?
It is important for you to take a good, hard look at the mirror, preferably under the divine glow of natural sunlight, that too in the afternoon, as it is the best time for the truest pigmentation to show up. Skin ranges vary from very light, light, deep to very deep shades and you need to find where lie to select the most suitable foundation for yourself.
What’s Your Undertone?
Your undertone is the dusting of a hue that lies under your overall shade, enhancing it even more. Watch yourself barefaced and see whether you are able to detect a pinkish or golden tinge. If it’s the former, you have a cool undertone, if it is the latter, you have a warm undertone, and if you do not seem to have either, then you have a neutral undertone.
Is It True or Tan?
Your true color will usually be different from the color your face shows, especially if you belong to sunny areas and expose your face to the sun often. When that is the case, your true color turns into your tan color. If that is the case it is a good idea to let yourself out of the sun long enough for your base color to recover. It is also best not to shop for your color on a day where you look unusually pale whether due to sickness, a freezing wintry morning or anything else.
How well does it oxidize?
What most people don’t know about layering up is the foundations can change colors as it sets onto the skin. As soon as it is out of the box, onto your face and open to that gust of air, it will start to turn into a color you may or may not like. This is why it is very important to go for a trial run instead of simply taking the plunge immediately.
If you are able to figure out the answers to these questions, then you’re good to go! However, if you’re still having trouble with your selection, it is best to consult professionals, or use the digital color matching technology to get more accurate results. Happy Selection make-up lovers!