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How to choose the right foundation: useful tips

Anna OnishchenkoLady
How to choose the right foundation. Source: Created with the help of AI

Foundation is an indispensable cosmetic product that helps to even out skin tone, conceal imperfections, and create flawless makeup. However, if you choose the wrong shade of this product, you can significantly worsen your appearance.

As a rule, stores offer a wide variety of foundations, so it can be difficult to find the one that's perfect for you. Womans World has told you how to simplify the selection process.

Determine your skin tone

Some brands offer a wide range of shades. To avoid testing each of them and wasting your precious time, you first need to determine your own skin tone. Experts identify five main ones.

Fair skin tone

People with very fair skin tone tend to burn quickly in the sun and have freckles. Such skin often has a pink or peachy tint.

Light skin tone

This skin tone is slightly darker than Fair skin tone, but still falls on the lighter end of the spectrum. It can come in a variety of shades, including pink, peach, or olive.

Medium skin tone

As a rule, this skin tone combines warm and cool and yellow and pink shades.

Tan skin tone

Tan skin tone is characterized by a warm, golden or olive hue. People with this skin tone usually have a rich complexion with a sunny glow.

Deep skin tone

People with a deep skin tone have a rich, dark complexion with deeper shades, such as brown, ebony, or even mahogany.

Your skin tone may change slightly throughout the year due to sun exposure, so be prepared to adjust your foundation shade accordingly.

How to choose the right foundation: useful tips

Determine skin tone

While your skin color may change with the seasons, your skin tone will always remain the same.

Warm undertone

If your veins appear greenish and gold jewelry looks better on you than silver, you have a warm skin tone.

Cool undertone

If your veins appear blue or purple, and silver emphasizes your beauty better than gold.

Neutral undertone

If it's hard to tell what shade your veins are and you look equally good in both gold and silver, then you probably have a neutral undertone.

How to choose the right foundation: useful tips

Check the shade of the foundation on your skin

No matter how accurately you determine your skin tone and undertone, you can't do without testing your foundation on your skin.

Lighting plays an important role during testing, so if you ordered foundation samples to take home, test them during the day by a window if you don't have the best lighting at home.

Wait for the foundation to set

Don't jump to conclusions right away, but wait a few minutes after applying the product to your face. Sometimes foundation can oxidize or darken slightly after setting.

Be patient to find the best shade.

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