How to choose the correct foundation shade for your skin tone

It’s no easy task, but not a herculean either.

Ever left your house after the pancake business, only to realise it belongs to a different body? Your shade of foundation is darker/lighter than your skin tone and yes madame, you probably didn’t even know. Tricks of choosing just the right foundation for your natural skin tone!

First and foremost, understand your skin undertone and skin type.

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Regardless of any discolorations or changes on your skin surface, the undertone remains fairly the same. So, it’s important to understand your skin undertone! Here’s how to figure:

Cool undertone: Your skin colour would be red, pink or blue and the veins on your inner wrist would be blue in colour as well.

Warm undertone: Your skin colour would be golden, yellow or peach and the veins on your inner wrist would be green in colour.

Neutral undertone: Your skin colour would be a combination of cool and warm tones and the veins on your inner wrist would be blue-green in colour.

In general, Indian complexions fall into the warm and neutral undertones. Knowing whether your skin is oily, dry or sensitive is also important- to know what kind of foundation shade you should be opting for.

Look for foundation shades that match your skin undertone.

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Determine your undertone here:

Cool undertones: Choose a foundation with red, blue or pink bases.

Warm undertones: Choose a foundation with gold or yellow bases.

Neutral undertones: Choose a foundation with nude, ivory bases.

In conclusion, never forget to try on the foundation shades.

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It’s not about getting a new skin altogether, foundations are meant to provide a clean canvas to the rest of your make-up. Try shades that blend with your natural skin colour!

– Firstly, try the foundation on your neck to match it with your natural skin colour.

– Then move on to trying different shades and tints to figure which one suits your skin best.

– Lastly, simply work that make-up wand and unravel your all- new makeup skills!

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Stars Unfolded, The Indian Express, Femina

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