Lightweight luminous finish, full coverage, dewy, matte, warm tone or neutral tone… And don’t even get us starting with all the shades available… If you’re struggling finding the right foundation, don’t worry, your struggle are finally over ! We found out tree easy steps for you to find that foundation that will match perfectly your skin!
The right texture
First of all, you need to find out your skin type. Dry skin or skin with dry patches, go for a creamy or fluid foundation with moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid. If your skin is more on the oily side with the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) always shinning, then powder, matte oil-free foundations or even cushion foundations will be your best friends.
The right color
Before choosing the right shade you have to identify your undertone. Look at your bare skin and watch how rosy (cool tone), or golden (warm tone) it is. And if you can’t define it, it’s most probably because you have a neutral undertone. The undertone is written with these letters W (for warm) N (for neutral) or C ( for cold) before the shade name or number.
The right test color
Nars, Kylie Cosmetics, Fenty Beauty… Nowadays, makeup brands launch their foundation with over 40 shades or more to make sure that every woman can find her perfect match! And to make it more easy, they often categorize them into 3 families of shades based on the famous undertone of the skin: warm, neutral and cold. The best way to try your foundation is to swatch 3 shades on your jawline and see which one blends perfectly with your skin (as you can’t see it anymore) and matches your neck.
And don’t forget that your skin changes color with the season so makes sure to change the color of your foundation for a shade darker in the summertime, or a shade lighter for winter. Here are some of my current favorite foundations from full coverage to light glowy ones!
Estée Lauder Double Wear • KAT VON D Lock it • Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay
Nars Sheer Glow • Tarte Cosmetics FoundCealer • Benefit Cosmetics Happy