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How to Choose the Best Foundation Color for You


The main focus of makeup is self-expression. You ought to wear it whatsoever makes you feel good about yourself. However, most of us can agree on one objective when looking for the ideal foundation match: it should match your skin tone (which isn't always a simple process). It's almost like continually swiping left on a dating app when selecting the proper makeup colour for your skin tone. And with so many options available in stores, it may be difficult to find one that provides incredible coverage, has a luminous finish, and looks beautiful on your skin.

Don't worry if you've ever accidently exposed the dreaded jawline foundation line—we've all done it. Read on for exclusive advice from makeup artist Tomy Rivero on how to discover your ideal foundation fit, whether you like liquid foundation, tinted moisturiser, powder, or cream.

1.The importance of lighting

According to Rivero, you should generally avoid matching your skin tone inside with low light. Trying on foundation in a setting with low lighting or the bright lights of a beauty counter can easily result in a mismatch. The key? "Natural light, please. We buy foundation 90% of the time for everyday use, therefore it needs to be something that is undetectable even in less-than-ideal lighting. Natural light brings up your undertones, enabling you to apply makeup seamlessly from your face to your neck, says Rivero.

2. Recognize Undertones

Finding your skin's undertones, whether they are warm, cold, or neutral, is one of the most crucial cosmetic tricks for choosing the right foundation shade. Knowing your undertone will be crucial when choosing your new foundation, according to Rivero. It is equally crucial to understand which formula works best for your specific demands and skin type. It resembles finding a code that is exclusive to you. Once you do, you'll have access to many different foundation kinds and colors of foundation with a color match that will look good on you. Here is Rivero's simple tip for finding the ideal undertone: "Believe it or not, your elbows are a terrific way to match the undertone.

3. Skin Preparation

It may be that your skin needs a little pre-foundation TLC if your go-to foundation shade isn't blending into your face seamlessly—for example, if it seems a touch dull when you apply it or amplifies the appearance of dry skin and pimples. The secret to a foundation base that appears dewy and glowing is a smooth complexion. To ensure that your makeup applies smoothly without looking cakey or lifeless, be sure to include exfoliation in your skincare regimen two to three times each week after cleansing. And never forget to finish with a face primer, toner, serum, and moisturizer dry skin.

4. Test Your Foundation Shades on a Spot

The jawline method is well known, but it turns out there are additional areas of your face where you may swatch to find your ideal match. "Pick a hue that seamlessly blends into your chin, and the second shade should do the same for your eyelid. When it comes to creating your ideal match, Rivero advises starting with equal amounts of each until you get the tone you want.

5. Change Color as Necessary

Although it may seem fantastic to find your ideal match in a single bottle, the majority of us really require our own special blend because our skin tones may fluctuate naturally with the seasons. What is the best approach to staying up? To produce a custom-fitting match, be open to combining different hues. "Mixing two or more foundation colors can make the difference between seeming as though you are wearing makeup and just appearing polished and rejuvenated. Try your combination and wear it all day. Examine its effects on your skin after three hours, six hours, and one last time before washing it off.


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