The simple task of finding the right foundation can be all but easy if you don’t know the basics. We want to share our tips for choosing the best shade of makeup for your skin, so you can have that natural glow everybody admires.
The secret to natural-looking foundation is blending. Do this lightly with either a makeup sponge or your finger.
If you have olive skin, use a yellow base foundation.
If your skin is naturally rosy, choose a pink base foundation.
If your skin is dark, pick an orange base foundation.
No matter the shade of your skin, get a foundation that matches your natural color almost exactly. Test it on your jawline to be sure it’s close to the color of your face and neck – testing on your hand is misleading and you can easily end up with the wrong color.
Set your foundation with loose powder in a matching color. Never use a compact powder directly over foundation. A compact is useful for touchups throughout the day.
The best investment you can make in your makeup is a good set of brushes. Buy a large, fluffy dome-shaped brush to apply your loose powder evenly. Natural hair bristles are the softest and do a great job picking up the powder.