Choosing the Right Foundation

I’ll be blunt. The best way to choose the right foundation is to test it. I like to test foundation on my jaw rather than on my arm in natural lighting because my arm tends to be darker than my face. Put on a little swatch and rub it in to see how well it blends. A slightly lighter foundation is fine.

When I’m in the right ballpark with the shade, I consider the undertone. Will I need to go warmer or cooler? Go warmer if you have yellow, peachy, or golden undertones; and cooler if pink, red, or bluish. Neutral is fairly safe for most people.

Now think about the type of coverage you want – light, medium or full. Full is heavy but covers flaws. Medium is buildable – put on as many coats as you desire. Light is just that  – light – and is very natural in appearance.

Now, what kind of foundation will you need for your skin type? Dry skin should use a dewy foundation like a cream-based one. Those with oily skin should use a liquid foundation. Normal skin can use one or the other based on personal preference. My skin is normal and I tend to wear liquids or mineral powder. Cream foundations are too shiny for my liking.

Remember that you may need to go lighter or dark with your foundation depending on the season. For example, in the summer when people tend to tan, you may need a darker foundation.

Finally, is your perfect foundation a mix between two different shades? Buy them both and mix until you get the shade that is right for you!

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