Foundation tips – choosing your base colour

At some or other stage, we all need some foundation tips – the options are endless!

While you don’t necessarily have to be a professional to apply your own makeup properly, there are a few things that you should learn to avoid, since – like with anything – there is a right and a wrong way to apply your foundation. Here are a few tips on how to choose the right colour for your base.

Before you start, you should understand your own skin type in order to find the formula that will work for you. Most bases in the market are formulated based on skin types, such as oily, dry, normal, combination, sensitive, or mature skin. Choose wisely according to your type.

If you have good skin but want to even out some problem areas, invest in a product that offers a light coverage. If your skin tone is uneven and you have blemishes, consider a medium coverage/heavy coverage base to get that flawless look. Choosing the coverage can also be seasonal, so try opt for lighter consistency in summers and brighter, more colourful ones in winters.

Don’t judge the base depending on the colour that you see from the display. Always try before you buy, not on your wrist or on the back of your hand but on your face. Doing so, you can feel the texture, coverage and the finished look.

Always go for a shade that disappears or completely blends into your skin, because base is not meant to make you look fairer. Instead, it should even out your complexion, give you a flawless and natural finish without anyone noticing that you’ve applied something

After application, step out in the natural light to see how it looks on your skin. When you try foundation in a departmental store, never choose a shade that’s lighter that your skin since colours will always look a tone lighter when you step into the light anyway.

Always try it on the cheek to see if the colour disappears into your skin or on your jaw line to see if it matches the colour of your neck and face.You can also choose the shade that’s between the colour of your face and neck, this would also create a very natural effect without being too obvious.

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