Many women have a bad time trying to find the right shade of foundation to match their skin tone. It can seem like a scary task when given the large choice of colours available. However, knowing a number of key pieces of information before going shopping for make up will help you with properly matching the perfect foundation colour for your face.
Identifying Skin Intensity
Identifying Skin Undertones
Every complexion (no matter the intensity) has undertones. These are the secondary colours of the skin. Before attempting to identify them, it's vital to first cleanse all make-up and continuously use natural light when checking in the mirror. Artificial light will make the skin seem a different color than it truly is. There are 3 totally different skin undertones: warm (yellow, olive, gold), cool (pink, beige, brown), and neutral (a balanced combination of heat and cool). Another way to spot undertones is to look at the inner side of your wrist and check if the skin tone is pink, yellow, or a shade in between. There are colour charts accessible to easily identify matching tones, they can be found at a beauty counter and on-line.
Identifying Skin type
Knowing concerning skin types is very important because it determines what texture of foundation is required (powder, cream, or liquid). There are four skin types: dry, normal to dry, normal to oily, and oily. For dry skin, cream foundations and liquid foundations are suggested as powder based foundations will enhance dryness. For greasy skin, foundations with a mineral base (powder) that are oil free are suggested (avoid cream foundations and liquid foundations as that can make your skin oilier).