How to Pick the Best Foundation for Your Skin Tone

If you want amazing looking skin, then you have to choose the right foundation. Period. Choosing the right foundation will complement the rest of your look and your natural skin tone, helping you to look your best.

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Here are some tips for finding the perfect foundation for your skin tone.

Know Your Undertones
Bob Scott is a celebrity makeup artist who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. He says that the best way to figure out your skin tone is to look at the veins on your wrist. If they’re green-yellow, then your skin has naturally warm tones. If they’re bluer, then your skin has naturally cool tones. Finally, if they’re a mixture of all those tones, then your skin is most likely neutral.

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If you’re still not sure what undertone you have, you can try something called the “white cream” test. This is where you grab a couple of items of white clothing while wearing no makeup and compare them to your skin. The idea is to choose two slightly different shades of white, one bright white and one off white or cream.

If the pure white goes best with your skin tone, then you probably have warm skin tones. If the cream works best against your skin, then you probably have cool skin tones.

Choose a Foundation For You Skin Type

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Different types of skin produce different quantities of oil. According to Veer cosmetics reviews, foundations need to be light and thin for those with oily skin. If your skin is dry, then you might prefer a foundation which helps to keep the skin underneath supple.

Grab a Foundation that Keeps on Working Once You’ve Taken It Off
It’s all well and good wearing foundation during the day. But once it’s off at night, it’s not doing anything. That’s why it’s a good idea to choose a foundation that keeps on working, even when you go to sleep. Some foundations, for instance, contain firming mushroom extract and hyaluronic acid sphere. Both of these are designed to plump up the skin while the makeup is being worn, helping it look more radiant once the makeup is removed.

Many other brands also include vitamin C which is designed to provoke the skin into producing more collagen. The more collagen production you have in your skin, the firmer it’ll appear.

Make Sure That Your Foundation Doesn’t Cause Breakouts
Some women are prone to breakouts, especially when wearing makeup all day long. As a result, some makeup manufacturers are now making what they’re calling non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic makeup, designed to prevent the formation of spots. This is particularly good if you’re under the age of 25 and still prone to regular breakouts.

Avoid That “Caked” Look
One of the problems with cheap makeup is the fact that it’s can sometimes look “caked” on. The good news is that there are many lighter foundations out there that prevent this from happening. Keep an eye out for a lightweight foundation that can conceal problem areas.

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