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Make Up Monday | Picking the correct foundation

29th February 2016 by naffy

Untitled design-3 Picking the right foundation shade for your skin tone and type can be tricky. If you are new to foundations, it can seem very daunting. Here are some things to I consider when picking the correct foundation.

Have a skin consultation
Skin Consultations determine what type of skin you have. This may seem a strange thing to do however if you are unsure what skin type you have this would be a good thing to do before buying a foundation.

Test it out
Even if you need to buy a foundation that day make sure you get the make up assistant to test it on your skin. This does two things – helps you find your skin tone and two figure out how the foundation feels on the skin. Does it feel too heavy? Is it light?

Grab A Sample
I always pick up a sample of the foundation I am thinking of purchasing before I actually take the plunge. Let us be real most foundations are pricey and you don’t want to have to fork out some extra money because it did not turn out how you expected it too.

Discover our undertone
Most people are either a yellow undertone or a pink undertone. Most Asian Girls have a dull and yellow undertone in their skin while those with paler undertones tend to steer to more pink undertones. Test both on your face and see which is best suited to your skin.

Those are a few of my foolproof ways to find the foundation to suit your skin tone.


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  • MissPond
    29th February 2016 / Reply

    I always go and get a consult, this is why I am not a ‘drug store’ foundation person. Going to the counters I’ve always found things that suit me, even if they are a bit pricier :)

  • Emily
    29th February 2016 / Reply

    Such good tips! It’s definitely true that people have different undertones and it’s so important to take into account when picking a foundation colour.. Great post x

    • naffy
      1st March 2016 / Reply

      Glad you like it xx

  • Charlotte
    1st March 2016 / Reply

    It’s definitely worth getting a tester, I agree – some foundations seem great and then by the end of the day they look terrible, which you wouldn’t know if you bought straight from the shelf!

  • Emily
    1st March 2016 / Reply

    This is so useful, thanks for sharing! I have really pale skin and it’s so difficult to find a foundation that doesn’t make me look orange! I had never even considered getting a sample before I bought my foundation, so I’ll definitely try it next time I make a change

    • naffy
      5th March 2016 / Reply

      Glad you found this useful.

  • Ursula
    1st March 2016 / Reply

    I need to go to different makeup counters…as of late the ladies at the local makeup counters don’t seem excited about the makeup they are selling or too pushy!