Picking out the right foundation shade can be a problem for women of all races, but it can be especially difficult for those with darker skintones. Women with darker skintones do have a range in their shades from light to medium to dark. Sometimes it’s mistaken that if you’re complexion is on the lighter side you’ll be able to wear shades that often have a pink undertone. That is not correct though. You need a shade that not only matches the color of the skin, but also your skin undertone, for example, yellow/golden, pink/red and olive.
When it comes to choosing foundation you want to base it first on your undertone. If you don’t have a professional to help you then we suggest looking at the inside of your wrist (inner forearm). Then you can tell if you have a yellow/golden, pink/red or olive undertone. Once you have that determind that then you can narrow in on the search for the right foundation shade whether you are light, medium, or dark. Again if you don’t have professional to help you then we suggest to try three shades within the same undertone on your inner forearm or your jawline; close to the neck so it will blend.
It’s also good idea to wait 5-15 minutes to see how the foundation sets on the skin and mixes with your natural oils and body heat. The one that disappears, blends with your skin tone and shows no demarcation is the perfect match. Also don’t make the mistake of trying to get a foundation to lighten or darken your complexion by too much because it can tend to look unnatural.
Read below to see how to apply your foundation so it looks flawless:
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Model: Tiffany Ponce
Artist: Tia Provici
Written by: Alana Klein
Photographer: Charmaine, www.charmainemallari.com