It’s every makeup lover’s worst nightmare – you leave the house feeling flawless, until you catch a glimpse of yourself in a mirror in natural daylight and realise, “Oh. No… My foundation doesn’t match!”
Panic sets in and you don’t know whether to run back to blend foundation into your head, shoulder, knees and toes or to just soldier on sporting different colours on your face and neck. Even the mighty James Charles faces this dilemma on the regular!
Here at Beauty Pod, we want to give you our top tips and tricks to find the BEST foundation match for your skin tone.
Matching your foundation:
First of all, you need to know the undertone of your skin – is it warm, cool or neutral? An easy way to check this at home is to look at the veins on the inside of your wrist (make sure all false tan is removed first!). If your veins are slightly green, this means you have a warm undertone. If your veins are slightly more blue or purple, you have a cool undertone. And, if they are more blue/ green or hard to tell, you have a neutral undertone to your skin. Easy! Now that you know your own undertone, you can choose a foundation with the same tone to ensure the best match possible. When choosing foundation in-store, we recommend swatching the colour on your jawline to make sure it matches your neck. It is always best to choose your foundation shade in sunlight or research your preferred shade online prior to purchasing.
Another top tip is to make sure you also match your foundation to suit your own individual skin type.
Those with dry/normal skin could choose a foundation with an illuminating or satin finish, such as our LA Girl Pro Coverage foundation.
If you have normal to oily skin, a satin or matte foundation is best. We recommend our Milani Cosmetics 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer, or if you prefer a satin finish you could try the LA Girl Pro Coverage with the mattifying LA Girl Pro Face powder on top!
If you have oily skin, a matte foundation is your best friend – the Milani Cosmetics 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer ensures a matte finish with the added bonus of full coverage to keep your face in place all day!
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