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kyttenrawr asked:

16 Apr 2010

HELP: Finding right foundation color, is difficult..?

Hello [:

So I have a really hard time finding the right foundation color for me. It is either too light or too dark, and in most cases they make my skin look gray.

I am biracial(black&white), I get darker in the summertime but really light in the winter(almost pale) and I have a yellow undertone.

So can anyone recomend the right foundation color for me?

Any answers & tips would be GREATLY appreciated.


Also, sorry for the bad picture. I usually edit all of mine, and this is the unedited one.




juicystar07 says:

Posted on 16 Apr 2010

I have found that the choosing and application of foundation is the step that most women get wrong - sometimes horribly wrong. There are few things more unattractive than a face covered in foundation so heavy that the person looks like a wax figure or seeing that a woman's face is an entirely different shade than her neck. I always think, "Oh, no". I have wanted to attack more than one woman with a wet facecloth and start her all over.

Really, choosing a foundation isn't that difficult - it's just time-consuming, particularly for women of color. Historically, make-up has been made for White women, but now, many more make-up companies are addressing the needs of women of color with a wider array of color options and there are now companies devoted to us, though some of them aren't that good.

Please don't try to use foundation to change the color of your face. Foundation is designed to give us a smooth canvas on which to paint. Therefore, to pick out a foundation, you must find one that exactly matches the color of your skin. The whole point is to wear a foundation that is quite seamless - it should blend into your facial skin, making the make-up appear completely natural. It is worth the time it takes to find the right foundation - if you start with the right "base", it will make the rest of your make-up look so much better. Even those with the smoothest skin should consider using some type of foundation - it gives your color products something to stick to. Also, many of today's foundations can serve double or even triple duty - offering a bit of coverage, moisturization and even sunscreen.

When testing a foundation, always check the match in natural light. Apply the foundation to the side of your face, go outside, and check it in a small mirror, taking care to check that it also matches the color of your neck - a line of demarcation between face and neck is, frankly, ugly. Most of the time, a foundation with a yellow undertone is best, unless you have the fairest of skin tones. Also, it's important that the type of foundation you pick is the one that's good for your skin and meets your needs.

Choosing the right foundation formula means not only addressing your skin type, but also thinking about what your foundation needs are. Stick foundations are portable and easy to apply only on the necessary spots; tinted moisturizers are good for hot weather or when a heavier formulation isn't necessary; for a more "covered up" look, a heavier liquid is usually best. Then there are the different formulas for different skin types. Powder or cream-to-powder foundations are more suited for normal to oily skin types - women with dry skin will make their skin look flaky and even drier if they use powder formulations. Liquid foundations are good for all skin types - however, if you're oily, you should look for oil-free liquids and those with dry skin should look for moisturizing, creamier liquids. There are also mousses - good for oily skin, creams - good for dry skin, etc.

Many will say that, in order to find the perfect foundation, one has to go to the higher-priced lines. This is not always true. I advise that you try several different make-up lines when seeking out the perfect foundation. Even the drugstore brands are getting much better. I am continually impressed by L'Oreal True Match and have also found Cover Girl Tru Blend to be good - both lines have a great range of color options and are conveniently priced - they can be found in your local drugstores and even some supermarkets. I wear L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Liquid or Powder foundation almost every day and love it. However, the higher-priced brands do, generally, offer more choice. I especially like MAC, Bobbi Brown, Iman (designed for women of color), and Prescriptives (where they can do a custom blending to exactly match your skin).



barbipixi says:

Posted on 16 Apr 2010

i like to test the foundations on in the store. usually that area of skin on your hand between your thumb and pointer finger is pretty close to your face and i try eyeliners on there too : P

and yea don't try to find a foundation that covers your face it should just blend in and help smooth and hide blemishes. i like covergirl semi translucent powder, sometimes i use their cream foundation, and sometimes i like to use nutragena blemish fighting liquid foundation


ashleyxangelbite says:

Posted on 17 Apr 2010

According to this chart (hopefully it showed) you would be a medium tan color. Like the in the dark or toast of the town. Go to the store where you get it from and test colors on the back of your hand. Or compare the color to pictures like this one, hope i helped


gbpkid says:

Posted on 18 Apr 2010

NC 30ish for above i think would be great from MAC, they do a massive array of colours with different undertones, they go all the way to a proper BLACK, BLACK colour from absolutely snow white white. (: xoxoxox


zebraprintersxd says:

Posted on 23 Apr 2010

there is this thing at wal mart called revlon custom make up creations its amazing it comes with so many different bases and that way you know you at least got one right haha good luck

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