Ok like most women buying foundation is a daunting task…even though I’m a professional of sorts. Buying and finding the right foundation is one of the most challenging purchases when it comes to make up. Whenever I go to MAC and ask a MAC pro for foundation I always end up with a cheek full of foundation and when I get it home a face full of something else.
One thing that we forget sometimes when we are purchasing foundation is to remember that we
Place two color swatches, one gold and one silver under natural or bright incandescent light (fluorescent lights change your skin tone and will not give you an accurate color test.) Remove all jewelry from your hands. Place one hand on the gold swatch and the other on the silver swatch. One hand will look pasty, the other healthy and bright. If the hand on the gold swatch looks best, you are a warm. If the hand on the silver swatch looks best, you’re cool.
have to take the tone of our skin into account not only the skin color. I recently purchased a MAC foundation which I love but it seems more white as the base and leaves my skin a little more chalky for my taste.
Then there is the concoction I had made up for me by a lesser known make up company but I always wonder what would happen if the place went out of business.
So my goal was to find a commercial foundation that I would be able to find at most retail outlets but it has been a chore.
The issue is sometimes that it might not be whether or not your foundation matches your skin tone, it might be that your skin tone might change from warm to cool. I know for me In the winter my skin seems to be a lot lighter than it is when it’s summer or let’s say when I tan. So I hope this helps.
You’re likely a “warm” if you have golden, olive or dark skin and brown or dark eyes (most Latinas, Asians and African Americans fall into this category). “Warm” women tan easily and the veins in their inner wrists are green.
You’re a “cool” if you have fair skin and blue or green eyes, you burn before you tan and the veins in your wrists run blue. If you’re confused because you sometimes burn, when you’re tan you are more than likely a cool.
Once you know if you’re a warm or cool, you’ll better know what shades of color look good with your skin tone.