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How to get your foundation shade right

Yes, there will be times when you will need a little help when you want you skin to look its best. Foundation is the secret weapon to get you the perfect look especially when your skin needs it the most. But finding the right shade of foundation can be a challenge.

 

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I have mistakenly bought the wrong shade of foundation a few times. I choose a darker shade or a shade several tones lighter than my real colour, leaving my makeup looking a HOT MESS! Which was so embarrassingly.

The right shade gives that natural look and helps the makeup stay on, looking beautiful all day. Here are some handy tips to help you get the right shade of foundation.

 

Swatch 3 shades of foundation on your face

This is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Where you’re allowed to test the foundation apply 3 shades on foundation starting from your cheek to your jaw line. The idea is to see how well the different shades blends with your natural skin colour. The one closest to your skin colour is your match.

When you are applying the 3 shades of foundation, take care not to blend them into your skin. You need to see how well the foundation suits your skin colour.

 

Test the foundation in natural light

What most people do when choosing their foundation is to make choices based on the lighting in the store. But the truth is that you will not be indoors all the time and so making your choice of foundation based on indoor lighting is the wrong way to go.

If you’re in a store and you’re testing foundation, get close to a window to know exactly how well the foundation works on your skin.

 

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Place the bottle next to your face

Now, it’s not in all cases when you’ll be allowed to apply the foundation directly on your face before buying it. Many shops will not allow you to open the foundation bottle and apply the product directly on your skin. Foundation is usually kept in clear see-through containers. This makes it easy for you to know the exact shade of the foundation.

Where you’re unable to apply the foundation directly on your skin, bring the bottle of foundation close to your face in natural light. This will give you an idea of whether the foundation is a good fit for you.

 

Make use of foundation shade finder apps

Thank goodness for technology! Major cosmetic companies have developed their own nifty apps that will help you know the exact shade of foundation that matches your skin. All you have to do is download the app, take a picture of yourself under natural light and you automatically get the shade that works for you. Cosmetic companies like IMAN have a similar app to this.

Maybelline’s foundation shade finder is on their website and all you need to do is answer a couple of questions and they immediately produce the results that are a perfect match to your skin.

 

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How did you find the right foundation shade? Please share your tried and tested tips in the comments section below.

Thank you.

 

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How to be a great beauty blogger

Beauty blogging found me along the way, and I have since fallen in love with it. If you have been reading Fashion and Style Police for some time, you will know this blog is about fashion, beauty and a bit of lifestyle. I love reading and writing about beauty. I enjoy reviewing products and telling you all about that. I am always trying out new products, so adding a beauty category on the blog came naturally.

 

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I won’t call myself a beauty blogger professional, but I have been beauty blogging for some years now, and I have picked up some tips along the way. I also know a great beauty blogger when I see one. Here are the ways you could be a great beauty blogger:

 

Be Authentic

A good blogger is always authentic regardless of the niche. Being authentic is very important in the beauty blogging industry especially with similar products being sent for reviews to so many bloggers at the same time. Being your own true self, and having a distinct tone, would help your blog posts stand out from the rest.

Tip: Put your spin on your blog posts especially reviews. Make them sound like You.

 

Take Stunning Photos

I wrote a blog post about stunning photos some days ago, so feel free to catch up on that post for photography tips and tricks.

Photography plays a vital role for beauty bloggers as products will need to be photographed, and photographed beautifully. If review products are not photographed beautifully, no one is going to be interested in purchasing them, regardless of how good they are.

Tip: Read the post linked above. Invest in a good camera and photo props.

 

Review Correctly

Many beauty bloggers are not reviewing products the way I would want them to as a reader. As a reader, I would want to see beauty bloggers review lipsticks and actually post photos of them wearing the lipstick not just swatches. Same with every other type of makeup. I want to see it on not just swatched. That way I would have a good idea of how the makeup would look. Swatches don’t really show much, and the makeup tends to look different when swatched and when applied.

Tip: Put the makeup on.

 

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Post Varied Content

Post varied beauty content. If you blog only about beauty, there is a lot more to talk about in the beauty industry as a whole. I get bored when each blog post is a review post.

Tip: Post relevant beauty related posts that interest you.

 

Review Other Products

I get so bored when all I see on a blog are review posts courtesy of PR samples. I like to see beauty bloggers review products from that bathroom because they like the products so much and think it is a good find. I tend to trust those kind of bloggers a little more.

There is nothing wrong with reviewing PR samples, I do that on the blog all the time but I also review products I buy with my own money.

Tip: When next you come across a product you bought, that you like or hate so much, tell your readers about it.

 

Do you have any tips to share?

 

 

 

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