It’s so important to find the right shade of mineral foundation for your skin tone. Customers ask about this quite a lot so we thought we’d share some hints and tips with you to help you achieve your desired look.
The best starting point is to look at your skin in natural daylight. If you have slight pink tones, then your natural colouring is cool. If you look peachier, your undertones are more likely to be warm, and yellow undertones usually apply to olive skin. If none of these are particularly obvious, then the neutral tone shades will suit you better.
Another good tip is to look at the inside of your wrists. If your veins show a blue tinge, then you’re more likely to have cool colouring. If they look green(ish) then warm tones will probably suit you better. Again, if you’re not obviously either one, then try the neutral tones.
Try our mineral foundation samples to test the shades before you invest in the full size one. We’d recommend ordering perhaps 2 or 3 samples. You can even mix our mineral foundations to create your own personal colour. This works particularly well if you’re in between shades. This is quite common as the seasons change.
Test the shades along your jawline, as it’s important that your foundation blends seamlessly from your face to neck with no obvious colour change. The right shade should almost disappear into your skin – making it look like your own natural skin but even more gorgeous!
If a shade looks a bit ashy, then it’s too pale for you. If it looks orange – even a tiny bit – then it’s too dark.
It’s also possible to tone down your natural undertones by choosing foundation that’s a shade away from your natural colouring. For example, to tone down pinkness, choose a neutral or warm shade and if your skin tone is too yellow or sallow, try a neutral or cool shade to brighten it up.
Finally, build up the coverage in several light layers to achieve the look of natural, flawless skin. After all, that’s what we all want isn’t it?