Finding Your Perfect Match
A lot of people love makeup and can beat their face with the best of them. However, a lot of people are either just beginning or just can’t get it quite right. Regardless of your skill level it all starts with a strong base. You can’t build a house with shaky foundation, well makeup is the same way! I’m about to give you a few tricks to literally FIX YOUR FOUNDATION!
The first and most important step is to Know your undertones. Most foundations are either warm or cool undertones. The easiest way to determine your undertones is to look at the veins in your wrist. If when looking at your wrist you see more blueish veins you most likely have cooler undertones. If you see more greenish veins you most likely have warm undertones. From warm and cool there are a few sub categories. The most popular warm categories are olive, yellow, or gold and cool are pink, red, and blue. The more specific subcategory should be determined based off of the brand and formula.
The second most important thing when picking your perfect shade of foundation is to Know your skin type. Is your skin oily? Is your skin dry? Are you a combination? This is important to know because this will help you determine which formula you will need. If your skin tends to be oily a matte foundation would probably work best for you. For instance if you get a matte finish on your oily skin it will mattify. If you were to put an matte foundation on dry skin it would dry you out more. If you tend to have drier skin a hydrating foundation would most likely work best for you. Focus on all areas or “zones” of your face when determining your skin type. Some zones get oily while some get dry. Figure out which one your face is and go from there. Then, there are the lucky ones who have normal type skin and for a normal skin type, not too oily or dry, an all day wear would work well for you.
The third thing that I would say is very important is to know what type of coverage you want. Do you want something to provide full coverage? Or are you looking for a lighter coverage? First off, full coverage provides a more full makeup look. If you have any problem areas, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, etc… full coverage would be best to cover all of that. If you have fair skin and are looking for something to just lightly enhance rather than cover anything up a light wear would be best. However, any person can wear any coverage. This step is important but also based on personal preference.
The fourth and final step is to actually go into a makeup store and test these products out. Once you know your undertones, skin type, and what coverage you want go out and find your favorite brand!
Side note: another important thing is doing your makeup in a nicely lit area so that you can see your skin and make sure everything is blended out flawlessly!