Makeup foundation can give your face a beautiful flawless look but it is important that you choose the right color for your skin tone. The right makeup foundation in the color that’s right for your skin tone can give you a fantastic look and provides the ideal base for your makeup.
Why a foundation?
You can use a foundation to give your face an even tone and cover up minor skin irregularities. A makeup foundation in the correct color looks very natural and if applied with the right color it’s almost invisible and you will not see the transition lines in the neck or hairline. Since foundation, the name says it all, is the base for the rest of your makeup it’s important to choose the right color.
The right color
A common mistake is to choose a slightly darker color which makes you look tanned, foundations are not intent to change the color of your skin,(lighter or darker). Foundation forms the base of your makeup, and needs therefore to be a color as close as possible to your skin tone.
Try a foundation at daylight. Apply some foundation on the jaw line and check how the color is compared to the rest of your face, but also with your neck. Your skin has either a warm, yellow or pink, undertone. Foundations also have these pink or yellow undertones. Whether your skin has a yellowish or pink undertone, you often know yourself. Does Silver jewelry flatter you more than gold? Then most probably you have a pink undertone. Is gold jewelry better? Then you most probably have a yellowish undertone. If you choose the foundation with the right undertone you’re already in the right direction.
Liquid or powder foundation?
Foundations come in different substances, from liquid to powder, and combinations of both. Powder and powder and
powder-cream foundations are best suited for an oily skin. If you have a dry skin a powder foundation looks grainy and dry.
Liquid foundations are generally suitable for all skin types, yet it is important to look at the ingredients. So if you have an oily skin, the best foundation is a non-oil based foundation and if you have dry skin, a foundation with extra moisturizing ingredients would be best. As a base for your foundation, you can use a moisturizing cream or moisturizer so your skin is smooth and soft and applying the foundation and the rest of the makeup is easier.
Every year new and better makeup products are launched, also in the field of foundations. foundations in different shades and precisely to your skin tone, you even can adjust the color to a season because in winter your skin is often lighter than in summer.