I feel you. We have all been there, buying that shade of foundation, swatching it in Sephora or in the drug store, and when they don’t even have a tester for your foundation, you know how it is going down.
I know how you feel, even I was once there! So let me help you to find that perfect shade and fit of foundation for your skin, because everyone has different types of skin and one size does not fit all!
First of all, what type of skin do you have?
Is it dry? Is it oily? Is it mixed with both dry and oily skin?
If you have dry skin, your saving grace is going to be to…..MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE, and MOISTURIZE!
I can’t stress this enough! Moisturizing will be your saving grace for a smooth application of foundation! Before you apply anything on your skin, please moisturize your face first! Before you apply your foundation, if you moisturize your face and neck well, you’re going to get a good application of your foundation and it is going to apply on so smoothly, you’re going to thank me later!
Prime your skin if you have oily skin
If your skin is oily..I only have one word for you, Primer!! Makeup Primers are going to make your foundation look flawless! Prime the oiliest areas of your face, which is usually the T-zone (forehead, chin, and nose).
Now that you know what to do for the type of skin you have, it’s time for you to find that perfect foundation and know how to apply it like a master!
So when you go into the drug store, and pick out a foundation, first thing you want to do is dab a little on the palm of your hands and warm it up with your fingers to apply it on your skin. Apply it with your fingers on your neck line, if the colour blends in well into your skin, that is your colour! The colour has to look like it’s your skin, it has to melt into your skin colour, and that is when you know that’s the shade for you. Also, keep in mind, with the summer coming soon, you might want to get a shade darker for the summer as the sun will be out and tanning will be on your radar! I usually keep a shade darker for the summer in my makeup kit at home, especially in the summer! If you have oily skin, go for foundation that is oil free and non-comedogenic.