How to pick the perfect foundation shade

Picking the right foundation shade is crucial when it comes to applying the perfect makeup. Your foundation can either make or break your look, so it is super important to ensure you pick the perfect foundation shade. Thankfully, the world of makeup has evolved, and there are loads of different shades for various skin tones. This means there is a shade for every one. Having said that, finding the perfect shade of foundation can be tricky and overwhelming sometimes.

If you are wondering how to go about getting the right shade, here are some tips below to help you.

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How to pick the perfect foundation shade
  • Use your jawline to determine your skin tone

The first step in picking the right foundation shade is to determine your skin tone using your jawline as this part of your face is the most accurate representation of your skin complexion. Once you have established your skin tone, that information can guide you in selecting your foundation.

  • Try different shades as close to your skin complexion as possible

Now this is the fun part. Once you have established your skin tone, it is time to try various shades as close to your complexion as possible. Sometimes you may find that you need to mix 2 different shades of foundation to achieved desired results, which is why testing similar shades is an important step in picking the perfect foundation shade.

  • Select the right coverage

If you want your foundation to stay on all day or you have hyperpigmentation/skin issues you want covered, then you may want to go for full coverage foundation. If you are unsure of the type of coverage you would need, then you can opt for light or medium coverage as you can wear your foundation lighter or heavier with more application.

  • Get the right finish for your skin type

When it comes to selecting the right foundation finish, you would want to opt for the right type for your skin. For oily and combination skin, matte finish are usually best, while dewy foundations are usually more suitable for normal and dry skin.

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  • Make use of virtual try-on tools

Many beauty brands and retailers now provide opportunities to try out makeup virtually. This is a great idea if you rather try makeup from the comfort of your home rather than going in stores. Plus, it is a lot healthier for the skin as well as you won’t have to worry about how frequently the makeup brushes are cleaned and all.



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