Many women of various ages have difficulty in choosing the correct foundation color for their skin tone. Have you ever noticed a woman that appears to look slightly orange or even pink? Oh! And have you ever seen a woman whose neck is a completely different color than her face? These types of problems generally occur when a woman does not understand the concept of her underlying skin tone.
Before you head off to Walgreen’s to grab a foundation, make certain you know which one of the following basic skin tones is your very own. Foundations at the Chain Drug Stores or Mass Merchandisers such as Target are wonderful places to purchase foundations as long as you know your exact shade. Most packaging in these stores is not conducive to choosing an appropriate color for your skin tone.
The Basic skin tones are Warm, Cool and Neutral. Those skin tones are fairly selfFoundation Should Enhance Natural Beauty explanatory although I will go into a little further detail to make it easy for you to determine which your skin tone is. When you think of warm you should gravitate towards gold, golden yellows, bronzes, burnt oranges. At this point….Try holding up an article of clothing in one of the warm toned shades to see if it enhances your natural beauty. In some cases you will actually see yellow, or an orange red in your skin tone which is a dead on clue that you are warm toned. My personal feeling is that it is much easier to spot a true cooled toned girl. Oftentimes you will see the blue or blue green skin tones thru very thin skin on a cool toned face. Think Silver, Blue and very rosey blue pinks. You will also want to look for veins near the skins service that are that same blue or blue green skin tone. Now on to the Best…Neutral. Do you look great in Pure Beige? You lucky girl when it comes to color cosmetics and clothes! You will only need to be careful to purchase a truly beige foundation.
In the world of foundations you will find that most seem to have a bit of yellow which will work on the bulk of the population. Matching foundation will take a little bit of time and I believe a trip to a department store or Cosmetic consultant. Try before you buy is my #1 rule and I would also recommend viewing the color in natural light. Otherwise, you will end up with a ridiculous cosmetic graveyard of foundations while continuing to shop for the perfect foundation. YIKES! Do not make that mistake.
Foundation is meant to only enhance your natural beauty. Take your time….Know your stuff or if needed consult a professional in your pursuit to find the perfect foundation that will compliment your skin.