How To Choose The Right Foundation Color

Famous makeup artist Nam Vo once said: "If a person praises your foundation for good, it means that your makeup is a failure."

Many people are very entangled in how to use foundation. You have to pay attention to several aspects: foundation color, application method, and attendance. According to the method in this article, you will find that your skin is like wearing an invisible cloak.

Others will not find out that your flawless skin has actually been put on foundation.

The so-called "foundation" is the foundation of makeup. Therefore, choosing the color of the foundation is very important.

First of all, we must first determine whether our skin is a cold tone, a warm tone, or a neutral tone.

But the warmth and coldness are not directly related to you with black skin, white skin, and yellow skin.

There are several ways to judge your skin color, which will be explained one by one below.

Step 1 Know your skin tone (Undertone)

Hue is the color tone of the skin. In fact, not only foundation, lipstick, eye shadow, concealer and even highlights must be selected according to the tone of the skin. Tone affects the final effect, which is very important! The skin tone is actually the color hidden under the skin.

Your skin tone may be changed by the sun or other influences, but the skin tone will not. This is natural. Our skin can be roughly divided into cold and mischievous. (Cool tone), warm tone, neutral tone.

Cool tone: skin tone is pink, red or blue, represented by Westerners;

Warm tone: skin tone is yellow, golden or peachy, and skin is dark, represented by Asians;
Neutral tone: The skin tone is between cold and warm, and the skin is neither pink, blue nor yellow, but somewhere in between;

Not sure what tone of skin you have? You can use the following simple methods to test yourself:

01 "Vascular self-test method"

The operation of the blood vessel self-test method is very simple.

Stretch out your wrist under natural light and observe the color of blood vessels at and below the wrist about 5cm.

If the blood vessel is blue or purple, it is cold skin;

If the blood vessel is blue or olive green, it is warm skin;

Both blue and green, the distribution is relatively even, it is neutral skin!

02 "Gold and Silver Jewelry Comparison Method"

Wearing silver jewelry looks better, it's a cool color. Wearing gold jewelry is more attractive, it is a warm color. Both are good-looking, but they are neutral tones.

03 "Facial Makeup Method"

Another common method is the facial makeup method, which I think is the best and more accurate test method.

When you usually apply eye shadow and lipstick, if you can control the death Barbie pink lipstick and blue-purple eye shadow, then it is basically OK. Judging that you are cold toning your skin;
If you apply blue eyeshadow, your eyes will look dirty. On the contrary, orange lipstick, eye shadow and blush will complement you. You are a proper warm skin.
Both are suitable, so congratulations, you just the lucky neutral tone.

Step2: Find your chroma (Skin Shade)

After confirming the tone of your skin tone, the next step is to identify the color of your skin! We often see beauty bloggers describing themselves as "yellow and white" and "pink and white", but they are actually talking about chroma.

A little confused? Take a look at the picture below to understand!

The first degree of whiteness is the whitest in relative terms. Fairy fairies with warm tones are yellow and white, cold tones are pink and white, and neutral and white are medium and white;
The second degree of white is naturally white, warm tones are white to yellow and white, cold tones are white to pink and white, and neutral tones are white to medium and white;
Third degree white, natural color, corresponding to yellow three white, pink three white, medium three white;
And the liquid foundation color number we are most familiar with is actually composed of two parts: hue and chroma!

Step3: Tips for choosing foundation color number (find the tone)

Read here, it is estimated that after determining the tone and chroma of their skin, many people still can't determine the most suitable foundation color number, right?

After all, there is often a gap between visual judgment and mental expectations!

The most reliable method is to choose 3-4 shades and shades that may suit your skin tone, and apply it to the junction of the mandible and the neck in a vertical line. Pay attention to the face and neck. Cover it, and then compare, which color number is the closest to the neck color, because the face is generally darker than the neck skin tone, and the neck skin tone is the most accurate reference, which can avoid the embarrassment of two colors.

However, in many cases, it is possible that none of the 3 shades matches the skin color 100%. You can buy two or more shades of the same liquid foundation, and mix them in two or three to create a new color that suits your skin tone. , I often do such like this, the effect is good.

TIPS: You can apply foundations of different colors on your face (not on your hands or neck), and then do not faint the foundation, and directly observe that color and your skin tone are the closest.

Finally, I hope my tutorial is useful for you.

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