Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Foundation Matching

I recommend you get your foundation matched professionally at a counter or by a makeup artist, but here are some tools you can use for yourself, because they can sometimes get it wrong too! 

When you are matching your foundation or a new color, look for the following:

  • Try at least 3 colors 
  • Colors should be swiped on the middle of your cheek - that is where you actually wear your makeup
    • Never on the hand or chin
  • All makeup should be tried on bare skin
  • Let the color sit on your skin for a few moments - it can oxidize and/or interact with your skin in a unique way that you might not see right away
  • When a color doesn't match it will turn - grey, pink, orange or chalky on your skin
  • Foundation should be worked from the middle of your face out
  • Don't be surprised if you change color from season to season, it is common

The next time you put on your foundation, take a moment and look closely at how the foundation lays on your skin.  Does it turn orange?  Does it turn grey and chalky?  Pink?  If so, you may be wearing the wrong color.  If  it blends in - stay with it.  

We all need to reevaluate from time to time - do it tomorrow.  

Email me with questions! 

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