How to Pick the Right Foundation for Your Skin Tone

Finding the right foundation is easy as long as you know how to pick the best shade for your skin tone. If you’ve never worn foundation before or have questions on how to choose foundation and how to apply it, read on to get some easy tips. As a general rule, remember that creams are good for dry skin and powder work better on oily skin.

  • When choosing foundation for your skin, you should first evaluate your needs. If you have normal to oily skin you should consider using a powder foundation.
  • When testing foundation on your skin for the first time, try out several different shades that are close to your skin color on the side of your face or on your jaw. The right foundation will blend in with your skin color so that it looks natural. If the colors don’t match your skin tone, move on to other colors.
  • Once you have made sure that the foundation looks good on the side of your face be sure to check your forehead and neck. You may need to purchase an additional foundation that is slightly darker for your forehead. The makeup should also blend in evenly with your neck color so that it looks natural.
  • Try out the foundation in natural light because the fluorescent lights that many stores use, may affect what the foundation will look like once you’re in the outside world.
  • When you have finally find the right foundation for your skin and are ready to apply it at home, be sure to first apply moisturizer to your face and then apply the foundation. If your skin has not been properly moisturized and is dry, it will absorb the foundation as if it were moisturizer. When you apply your moisturizer, let it sit for a few minutes before you apply the foundation.
  • When you’re ready to apply the foundation put a small amount of it on the back of your hand and using your middle finger or a small sponge take a drop of it and put it in the center of forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. Make sure to blend the foundation well all throughout your face so you can’t see the line between your skin and the makeup. If you don’ need foundation on a certain area of your face, then don’t use it there.

The whole point of foundation is to hide your problem areas and make you look your best so take your time to find and apply the right one for your skin.

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