Are you amongst those who have a hard time picking up the right foundation for your skin tone and always end up buying a shade darker or lighter? Now we all agree that choosing a foundation is a daunting task to start with, as of this wasn’t enough that we also have to hand-pick from a variety of foundation shade based on their formulation — mousse, cream or dry powder. Well, this is the time to shed all your worries and follow these tips to figure out the perfect foundation for your skin. We promise you’ll never go wrong again.
Judge the intensity of your skin colour
First and foremost, think about the intensity of your skin – how light or dark. It can also be medium skin tone, but if you’re unsure you can anyday try to compare your skin tone with that of a celebrity, model or makeup artist. And it’ll only take you minutes to go for a quick google search and see how they have described their own skin intensity.
Identify your undertone
It’s crucial to identify your skin’s undertone before buying a foundation that blends true to your skin. Have a good look on your skin and try to figure out how golden or rosy it is. If you have a golden flush then you probably have a warm undertone. On the other hand, if it is rosy then you have a cool undertone. Unless you plan to color-correct it all the way, don’t ignore your skin’s undertones.
True vs tan skin colour
These days, we aren’t exactly aware of our true base colour because of sun tan. So, you should match your foundation with the colour of your skin, weather it’s your base or tan color. If you usually like to carry your tanned self, then reach for a foundation that matches your tanned skin tone and not your base tone.
Test it on your face, not your hand
Test about three swatches of the foundation you think can match your skin tone and swatch it on your jawline for comparison. DON’T colour test the foundation on your wrist or hand, it’s not the same as testing on the face. Dab some swatches on your jawline to bag the most natural foundation for Indian skin tones. Remember, the professional way of applying a foundation is that it shouldn’t show on your skin, it should blend seamlessly and feel like your own tone.
Try it for 10 days
Don’t stick to one foundation for a lifetime. You should want to test your foundation in different lights, mirrors, non-transferability and see how it works in photographs. Take your ultimate trial time to get it right.
Hope these tips help you find the right foundation for Indian skin tones and give you a fair idea on the right way to chose one.