7 Tips for Women of Color: Finding the Right Foundation
(1) Use a foundation that matches your undertone.
(2) You may need to mix together two foundation shades.
(3) The chest area or jawline are the best areas to test foundations.
(4) Use a lighter foundation on your t-zone & darker one on the outer edges of your face.
(5) Get color matched every season, because your complexion may change.
(6) Before applying foundation, use concealer for darker areas
(7) Use gentle skincare products to help even your skin tone. Did you know that hyperpigmentation can be caused by your skin's reaction to harsh chemicals in the products you use on your face?
Use these foundation pictures to find your best foundation, and if you still aren't sure, take the foundation quiz...
Makeup artist Kat Aragon created a quiz that will help you identify your foundation match.
Click here to take it: Foundation Quiz.
Makeup on a Budget: Foundation as Concealer
Many women of color need more than one foundation and I use both Shinto 3 and Shinto 4.
Tip for Makeup on a Budget: I use a blend of those two foundations as concealer. Once I realized I would need to use them both, due to lighter and darker areas on my face, I decided to invest in both foundations.
And since the coverage is really good, I chose to save money by using them, as a concealer.
Here's a before and after picture, showing what a difference they make in their sneaky, super-secret, budget-saving concealer role...
Have you had difficulty in the past finding the right foundation? Do you have one you love now?
See you tomorrow!
P.S. Here are the other posts in this month's makeup tips series...
Anti-Aging Makeup Tips for Women Over 40
Choosing & Using Concealer for Women Over 40
Eye Makeup Tips and Tutorials for Women Over 40
How to Apply Blush: for Women Over 40
Lip Color Techniques for Women Over 40
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