Picking up a foundation that fits your skin shade, tone and type can be challenging, many of us buy expensive foundations that don’t match our skin tone or skin type. Buying wrong shades can ruin your entire makeup and can make your skin look dry and patchy. There are many foundations available in the market with different shades and formulas. Choosing a foundation can be very tricky but when picked the correct shade, it gives you the flawless and dreamy look, and the wrong shade can be a disaster for your complete makeover. One must have knowledge about the products, skin tones, shades, and their own skin in order to find the correct shade. Here are some tips and tricks by the makeup artist Nitika Arora for you.
1. First, Study And Understand Your Skintype.
This is the most crucial step in order to procure the perfect foundation for your skin. Knowing and understanding your skin is important. There are four different skin types, dry skin, oily skin, combination skin, and sensitive skin. People with oily skin need oil-free liquid foundations or powder foundations such as Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation or Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup for lasting and shine-free wear. People with dry skin needs hydrating powder form or liquid form foundations such as Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream or NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. People with combination skin are stuck in the worst of both worlds. They need to avoid foundations that are oil-rich. One of the best foundations for people with combination skin is Maybelline Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Foundation. People with sensitive skin are majorly acne-prone and need to stay away from fragrance based foundations. The best pick for sensitive skin would be Too Faced Born This Way Foundation or Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation.
2. Choose The Perfect Shade Based On Your Skintone
Choosing the correct shade based on your skin tone is the key. Now when you understood what kind of foundation must be used based on your skin, it is the time to understand the shade of the foundation. Always test the shade on your neck or jawline for the perfect shade. If the shade blends well on your neck or jawline leaving no patchiness or flakiness or ashy and ghastly look, then that is the perfect shade match for your skin tone. If it is leaving a whitish shade or giving you a darker look, then that shade is not the perfect shade according to your skin tone.
3. Do You Know Your Undertone
Understanding your undertone can be very useful in identifying the perfect foundation shade. There are two types of undertones. Warm undertones and cool undertones. But how do you find out your undertone? Have a look at your bare skin and identify if you have a golden shade or a rosy shade. If you feel you have a golden shade then probably your undertone comes under the warm category, whereas if you find a rosy shade then you have a cool undertone. The other way of determining the undertone is to check the color of your veins on your wrist. If they appear purplish or deep bluish then you have a cool undertone, whereas if they appear greenish then you have a warm undertone. Some of the foundations in the market come with the labels of warm undertones and cool undertones.
4. Find Your Perfect Finish
Unless you are a professional makeup artist or a makeup pro, you might be new to the concept of finish and a little confused. When you use a foundation it leaves a particular finish on your skin and makeover. There are various finishes such as dewy, matte, semi-matte and aluminizing. Have a deep knowledge of the finishes in order to have a clear view of which foundation to choose. Decide the one which looks flawless on your skin. It also depends on your skin type to determine the type of finish is suitable. Dry skin may not be able to handle a matte finish likewise, understand your skin and choose your foundation.
5. Test It Before Buying.
Always test the foundation you are going to buy in the store. Don’t just walk in the store and make your purchases before testing out the products. Ask the makeup artist or consultant present there to test out a particular shade on you. Do not color test it on your hand. Your hand doesn’t have the same tone as your face. Swatch at your jawline for the perfect shade. Choose a few shades similar and near to your shade and check each and every shade by dabbing it on your jawline. Wind up your shopping with the best blendable foundation shade according to your skin type, skin undertone and finish.
These were some of the tips and tricks by the best makeup artist in Delhi for selecting the best shades and match for your skin in terms of a foundation.