Matching Foundation to Your Skin Tone

By | 14th January 2020

The perfect foundation is a must for our beauty regimen to look flawless. Sometimes, though, we find that we have chosen a foundation that is either too light or too dark. So, what do we do to find the perfect foundation every time?

1. Finding Your Correct Undertone

There are three types of undertones we can have. These include warm, calm, and neutral undertones. But what is the best way to determine which undertone we have? The answer is to look at the veins in your wrist.

The veins in your wrist will either be blue or purple, green, or olive, and some of us have a combination of the two. If we have blue or purple veins, it means we have cold undertones. Cool undertones are considered pink.

If our veins appear green or olive, that means we have warm undertones. Warm undertones are considered yellow.

Finally, if our veins look to be a cross between the two shades, we have neutral undertones.

2. Select the Coverage You Desire

There are many finishes for our foundation. These finishes include sheer, full, medium, and partial coverage. It is up to you how much of your skin you would like your foundation to cover. In the end, you should choose the option that works best for the look you are trying to create.

3. Test it Before you Finalize the Purchase

There is ultimately one correct foundation shade for each of us. Before we finalize the purchase, we should try it out. There are several areas we should try it.

First, many of us can try the foundation on our jawline. When we are seeking the perfect foundation, we should not forget to look at how our skin reacts to it. In doing so, we should stare into a mirror under many lighting scenes.

Some of us will have a more vibrant skin tone than others. For those of us who do, we should not try the foundation on our jawline. Instead, we should try it on our T-Zone — the area across our forehead, nose, and mouth.

Ultimately, the perfect foundation will have a disappearing act. When we have found the shade that is perfect for us, it will disappear into our skin. It is going to sink into our skin in all lighting situations, not just some. 

4. Create a Custome Color

We have narrowed the selection to two shades of a similar tone. What do we do next? We choose the lighter of the two. We can always darken up our faces later. We can create a custom color with a lighter foundation. We do this by applying a bronzer or some blush.

It does not take much to make ourselves beautiful. In the end, we want to create a flawless model type look. To do so, we need to follow guides similar to this one. Click here for more foundations from Dose of Colors. You will not be disappointed in the way you look. The ideal look begins with the perfect foundation.