Why am I glowing like a light bulb?
Why does the color of my face and neck look so different from each other?God, this makeup is making me look so dark!
When I did my makeup everything was fine, but why is it making me look so dull now?
The reason for all these problems is just one – wrong shade of makeup foundation. There’s no one foundation that fits all. Knowing how to choose the right one is as important as knowing how to apply foundation. And with various types of foundation makeup today, it becomes vital even more so. Right from learning how to pick foundation shade to discovering the best liquid foundation in the market, get onboard from some tricks of the trade!
Here’s our go-to guide on how to choose the right foundation for you. In this blog, we’ll cover:
1. How to find your skin tone.
2. How to identify your skin undertone.
3. How to choose foundation shade from swatches.
4. How to make your foundation season proof.
How to find your skin tone
Skin tones are split into three main categories – Light, medium and deep. In the global context, Indians, largely, have medium skin tone irrespective of the region we hail from. Light skin tone typically is reflective of Caucasians while deep is for Africans.
Medium skin tone can be further subdivided into beige, tan, honey and more such colors. With Auric CoverMatte Foundation, get 6 shades that serve your tone the best - Warm chestnut, Light Almond, Light Tan, Warm Honey, Cool Sand, and Light Sienna. It is a lightweight liquid foundation that gives optimum coverage and matte finish. Enriched with Vitamin E, UVA/UvB filter and Hyaluronic Acid to keep skin protected and hydrated. Might we even just say, it is the best foundation for skin.
How to identify your skin undertone
Skin undertone refers to the color that comes through the skin from underneath its surface. Skin undertones are of three types – warm, neutral and cool. To identify your skin undertone, here are a few tests you can try:
Check the color of your veins.If they are purple or blue in color then youare cool. If they are green or olive in color, you are warm. But if you are unable to determine the dominant color, you are neutral.
If your skin turns red when you are out in the sun,you have a cool undertone. Conversely, if you get tanned easily in the sun you have a warm undertone.
How to choose foundation shade from swatches
Once you know skin color and undertone, your search for the right foundation for skin suitable to you narrows down considerably. You will, most likely, by now have a handful of foundation shades to choose from. In such a scenario it’s best to test the shades on your skin and find the perfect match. However from the range Auric has to offer, it isn’t all that hard to understand which foundation is good for skin.
Start by shortlisting three shades that seem to be a good match. Then, dab some of each shade as short lines on your jawline (do keep some space in between each). Don’t just consider your face for making the final decision but also your neck. The foundation you choose should blend seamlessly with both your face and your neck.
How to determine which foundation shade looks best
Of the three swatches, remove the two that don’t suit you. Now, spread the finalised shade across your jawline, and sweep a cotton bud soaked in makeup remover right in the middle. If you don’t notice any difference between your foundation and bare skin, then that’s the foundation for you. But, if you see a difference between the two, this shade is not for you.Repeat the cycle till you find the shade you are looking for.
How to make your foundation season-proof
Summers and winters – different seasons mean different makeup foundations. In summers, our skin tone tends to be slightly darker while in winters, it is paler. So, the moment you see that your chosen foundation is not working the way it should, it’s time to switch. When preparing your vanity for seasons, it also helps to know the types of foundations that will work for you. For instance, if your skin dries up a lot during winters, you should opt for oil or cream-based foundations and not mousse or water-based ones.
We hope you learned the tricks to choose your next best foundation cream. Just as makeup goes, the key is to feel good, comfortable and confident with your choice. You’re ready to slay and take on the world anyway!