Choosing the Perfect Foundation (get it right!)
You know that very moment you realise that one BASIC step in your beauty routine for years is… WRONG?
You feel both silly and blind for not having seen that something that OBVIOUS wasn’t working.
That’s usually what happens when I help women choose a makeup foundation…
Are you completely sure you’re using the right foundation?
You probably chose your foundation a long time ago, and maybe you’ve switched brands over the years because they discontinued the one you were using, but you always stick with the same type, because that’s what you’ve always believed looked best on you… right?
Well, here’s a the reality…
Based on several statistics, 80 to 90% of women wear the WRONG foundation, ha!
Can you believe it!?
Well, I can…
Because I’ve seen it with my own eyes; too many times!
The good news? I’m going to help you fix this today!
And if you're using the right foundation, today's post will help reassure you you're making the right choice to look your best!
How to Choose your Ideal Match when it comes to Foundations:
So, several things need to be taken into account when selecting the perfect foundation for your type of skin, the ingredients used, etc.
But THE ONE thing that can’t be missed (and here’s where I’m helping you today) is choosing the right shade!
Over the years I've observed a lot of confusion when it comes to choosing the right colour for your skin.
Today I’m going to share with you the 3-steps to follow to choose your perfect match when it comes to Foundations:
First: Always test your foundation before purchasing it, (on the right spot)
Where is that?
Your inner wrist?
None of the above?
The right place to apply your foundation is on your jawline!!
Yup, usually that’s a very great place to apply it.
Second: Observe if it blends perfectly with your skin.
Your foundation is NOT a makeup item meant to add any colour to your skin but to create an EVEN complexion.
This means, covering imperfections, but not putting a mask on your face.
There are other items you can use like bronzers that will add colour to your face.
Third: Get OUT!
Always, always, always...: Go outside to see how it looks under natural light.
Why? Because the store lighting can be very VERY deceiving.
You might look fab at the makeup counter and when you try it at home: Oh, no! The clown effect might happen!!
Last but not least:
If you’re very lost when it comes to choosing the right type of shade knowing if your undertone is warm or cool will help you to start in the right direction– you can see an easy experiment here.
If your undertone is warm: you’ll look best in foundations that have a yellow undertone. Then depending on your unique colouring characteristics you’ll look better in darker or lighter shades.
If your undertone is cool: you’ll look best in foundations that have a blue undertone.
Then, again, depending on your particular colouring you’ll look better in lighter, darker or greyish types of shades.
Now, usually, you can always find somebody at the counter who can indicate what colours are warm and what colours are cool.
Unfortunately, other theories say you should wear the opposite undertone, so some people would try to give you the opposite undertone.
I always apply the Harmony rule:
Enhance what you have by choosing elements that harmonise with the real you.
And if you’re in doubt wondering what theory works best for you (hiding or enhancing):
Try both undertones at the same time and tell me:
Which one blends best?
It’s ALWAYS the one matching your skin undertone.
And now, I’d love hearing from you:
Do you feel like you are wearing the right foundation? If not, do you feel like trying my reliable method? I’d love to know more about your Foundation life ;)
Much love and fabulousness,