Color matching foundation for your skin can be tricky and it can seem to change in different lights and mirrors. It can also go terribly wrong in photos even some celebrities have trouble with getting the right color to show up in red carpet photos.
- Have you ever looked at a photo and your face is much lighter then the rest of you?
- Have you ever looked in your rear view mirror and realized you have a line from your jaw to your neck where your foundation seems to be the complete wrong color?
- Have you ever taken a picture next to someone who is more fair than you and all you look like is way too tan?
I have made all of these mistakes and many more! In this post I will give you some tips and tricks to use and a few techniques that might add a few minutes to your makeup routine, but you will end up looking ‘flawless’ in any light or mirror or photo!
My rules for matching foundation…
1.) No one is one color foundation. This is not a ploy to get you to buy more product, in fact your product will last longer if done right…but you really do need at least two colors maybe a third depending on how much your color changes by the season.
2.) Match your all over foundation color to your decollate. This is the color that should be used on most of your face especially around the nose and chin.
3.) Use the color of your neck as your highlighter color. This should be placed below the eye, along the jaw line, down the center of the nose and in-between the eye brows faded up towards the forehead.
4.) The color on the top of your shoulders or arms is usually a great color to match your bronzy color. This should be applied around the hairline and forehead, then around the cheeks or slightly below depending on your face shape.
I always apply with a brush, because a sponge will use up my product and my fingers can spread bacteria and oils. After I have applied the coverage I want I go back over everything with a brush that has No product on it just for extra blending and to remove all the excess product off your face.
Last little tip is to never try to buy a color of foundation for a different season…example “In the summer time I am super tan, so I should buy a color that is a little darker.” This almost never works out to be the correct color, buy the foundation when you are Actually tan and vice versa.