You have tried out several different kinds of foundation but none of them were right for your skin. You are now planning on trying out a mineral foundation but you are worried about not choosing the right shade. Choosing the wrong shade of foundation can look like you are wearing a mask. It is a common mistake most women make whilst choosing a foundation. To avoid making those mistakes read below to find out how to choose the right shade of mineral foundation.
Firstly know your skin tone
You will need to know your skin tone in order to find the correct shade.
Your skin tone is based on the ‘undertone’ of your skin. Even if you tan during summer, or even get lighter as you age your skin tone will never change, no matter how much your skin shade may vary. Here is a very simple way to determine your skin tone – If more than three of these characteristics in each category applies to you, you have that skin tone.
Cool Skin Tone if:
You have Blue or Green eyes
You have a pinkish tone in your skin
You burn easily in the sun
The veins in your wrist appear green
You have natural blond, red or lighter coloured hair
You look good in pink, orange and purple clothing
You can wear fuchsia lipstick
Warm Skin Tone if:
You have Brown or Hazel eyes
Your skin has a yellowish or golden cast
You tan easily
The veins in your wrist appear blue
You have brown or darker hair colour
You look good in brown, beige and navy clothing
You can wear coral lipstick
Neutral Skin Tone if:
No more than 2 characteristics in each of the above categories applies to you!
Now lets choose the right shade of mineral foundation for your skin tone
Now that you know what skin tone you are, you can choose a mineral foundation that best matches your skin tone without worrying.
Cool Skin: Choose a mineral foundation with a pink or blue undertone to it. Names like blush ivory and rose beige.
Warm Skin: Choose a mineral foundation with a yellow undertone to it. Names like buff ivory and honey beige.
Neutral Skin: Choose a mineral foundation with as neutral an undertone as possible. Names like light ivory and medium beige.
Picking the wrong shade
Mineral foundation that is too dark
Most women choose foundations that are two to three shades darker than their skin tone. This is such an unnatural look. It is important that you choose the correct shade to ensure a natural look.
Mineral foundation that is too light
You do not want to look as if youve covered your face with talc in powder. Picking a mineral foundation that is lighter than your skin can make you look grey and washed out.
Always test foundation before you purchase. When your testing the foundation, make sure you try a patch on your jaw line and blend it to the skin.