How to Pick The Perfect Foundation for Your Skin Tone

How to Pick The Perfect Foundation for Your Skin Tone

That flawless makeup look? Wondering how to get? Get the right foundation for your skin tone dear! But if you are the one who is just stepping into makeup, I can totally relate to your tough times in finding the right foundation for your skin tone. Finding the right foundation is undoubtedly one of the toughest tasks in the beginning stage. The right tone, blend-ability, texture, coverage, so many things are there in the checklist to get that right one.

Okay, so let me today help you out with some of the ways by which you can pick the right, rather the perfect foundation for your skin tone. Let’s see how:

Get the right tone:

This is the trickiest part of choosing the foundation. The common myth is that tone of the foundation should be lighter than the normal skin tone. Girls, do forget this one! The right thing is to choose the exact match of the skin color. The lighter color of the foundation will make your makeup look cakey and whitish and completely artificial. So, always do remember, foundation tone should be the exact match with your skin tone. 
Now, here comes the next trick, how do you find out the right tone? I would suggest if you are a beginner, go to a store for the first time selection of the shade. Now, do try the foundation in the neck region that is the best way to understand the right tone (the inner wrist or hand aren't the best spots, contrary to popular belief).
Also, preferably, check for the right tone in natural light or at least in white light and not in yellow light. Do remember, our natural skin tone also tends to change color with seasons (summer and winter) so you might need two different shades of foundation. And now that you have chosen the right foundation shade, you can easily order it online!!

Find the Right Coverage:

Which one do you prefer? Light? Medium? Or Heavy coverage? Foundations basically come in these three variants. Depending upon your requirement do get the right coverage foundation. Again, this may also be seasonal. You may choose lighter coverage in summer and heavier, creamier coverage in colder months.
If you have good skin but want to even out a few uneven tone areas, consider a light coverage (tinted moisturizers are a great option). If your skin tone is uneven and you have blemishes, consider a medium-coverage foundation. And then if you have a number of pigmentations or marks in the skin, do go for high coverage foundation.

Skin type is the Main Factor:

There are also foundations that are “oil-free” and also “creamy”. The first and most important thing is to understand your right skin type. Depending on your skin type, pick the right foundation.

If your skin is oily, look for words like "oil-free," "oil-control," or "mattifying" on the bottle. If your skin is dry look for moisturizing foundations with "hydrating" or "moisture-rich" wording on the bottle. 
Also, there are foundations with and without SPF. If you are the one who gets frequently exposed to sun, do go for a foundation with SPF or else otherwise.
Remember, the right foundation will look as if nothing is there on the skin. Next time you go for choosing a foundation, keep the above things in mind, I hope those help!!

Post a Comment