Monday, October 3, 2011

Do you know what your foundation shade is?

How To Pick Out The Right Shade Of Foundation

Applying a undectectable base is the first step to picking your perfect hue! You want a base that vanishes into your skin. Here are some tips on finding that perfect color.

Department Store Shopping - First thing you do is pick out 3 colors you think match your skin, and swipe them on your lower cheek or jawline. Then take a mirror and head toward a window or go outside so you can see the hues in a natural light. The one that fades into your skin without much blending is the winner.

Drugstore Shopping - First you have to determind if you are pale, medium, or dark. For pale skin look for hues labeled beige or buff. For medium stick with shades labeled warm, medium'or golden. Dark skin go for colors like tan, sable, or chestnut.


  1. Another tip I've heard for drugstore shopping is to find some decent light and hold the bottles (they have to be glass/clear obviously) up to your neck and choose the one that seems to match best. Also if you take along a foundation you already own and know is a good match, use it to compare to the other brands.

    Not really a problem for me though as in Australia and the UK there are almost always testers :)

  2. Great tips Jenna... I know a lot of us outhere that always can benefit from this post ... with so many foundations shades it can get so stressful at times...

    Thanks for the comment on my blog hun
    I invite you to my Facebook page as well...

  3. Hmm... I didn't realize the drugstore tips! THanks Jenna!

  4. These are very helpful tips! Thanks so much for sharing :)
    Great post!

  5. This is a great guide! I always end up getting the wrong shade, hahaha.


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