Simple makeup tips go a long way in making your daily routine easier. Like the right shade of your foundation can make your life so much simpler. No one knows that better than us! To find the perfect foundation, you need to know a few simple makeup tips that will help you in that process. One of the first simple makeup tips is to find your skin’s undertone. That is crucial to finding a foundation that will look as gorgeous on you as your natural skin does. Using the wrong shade of foundation can look hideous and your face will look different than the rest of your body.
Tone Vs. Undertone
Firstly, a lot of people get confused between tone and undertone. Your tone is your skin colour which you can see with your naked eye. Generally speaking, it's whether you're fair, medium, or dark. Undertone, on the other hand, is the subtle hue underneath the surface. Don’t worry; you don’t have to peel your skin to see it. A few basic and simple makeup tips will help you uncover your undertone! So there are three undertones that everyone’s skin falls under – warm, cool and neutral. Warm undertone is also referred to as golden, peachy, olive, and yellow. If your skin has a yellow, peachy, or golden tinge, you have warm undertones. Cool undertone is also known as blue, red, or pink. A neutral undertone has both warm and cool undertones. How To Find Your Undertone?
Simple makeup tips and quick tricks will help you identify what undertone family you belong to. One of the most common tricks is to look at your veins on your hands in natural light. Are your veins more blue or green? People with veins that appear blue or purple have cool skin tones, while those with warm tones have veins that look green. If you are neutral the veins are a mix of green, purple and blues and your tone is also a mixture of golden and pinkish hues. Another way to determine your undertone is to keep a piece on white paper next to your face and check yourself in the mirror. If your skin appears yellow in comparison to the white paper, then you're probably warm. If your skin looks pink, then you're likely on the cool side. One of the simple makeup tips to finding your undertone is paying attention to the lipstick shade that suits you the most. It’s time to remember all the compliments you get! Someone with a cool undertone will avoid yellow undertones, and steer away from orange tinges to your red lipstick. Reds with a blue undertone, berry hues, and rosy pink lipsticks will look best on them. Similarly, if someone is warm-toned, they will prefer coral lipsticks. Peachy pink shades, orange-toned reds, and rosy nude shades will complement their skin tone best. If you find you have no clear warm or cool outcome, this means your skin tone is neutral.
How To Pick Your Foundation According To Your Skin’s Undertone?
This is the Holy Grail question of all makeup products
how to pick a foundation? But now you can do that with simple makeup tips that we have understood over the years. Here are a few basic and simple makeup tips that will help you find your perfect foundation match.
Pick A Type
There are hundreds of foundations in the market - cream, powder, liquid, mousse, and stick – pick the one that is best suited to your skin type. If you have dry skin then a cream or a liquid foundation would work. Or if you are always travelling them a stick foundation may be more travel friendly. Identify which one works better and then start working towards your shade.
Don’t Go By Shade Names
You know that expression “never judge a book by its cover”? That applies to finding a foundation shade, too. Shade names like beige or amber are not universal to all brands or even amongst the different foundation types within the same brand. One of many other simple makeup tips to keep in mind is that whenever a formula is different, like liquid versus powder, the same shade name can look slightly different based on the interaction of its ingredients.
Try It On Your Face
You have to understand that your skin tone plus skin type on your wrist is very different than on your skin. Always try your foundation on your jawline to understand the perfect shade. After you apply it, try clicking a few pictures too to understand how it looks in flash and without it. If you are buying an expensive one at it, we would recommend you to let it sit for a few hours before you take the plunge. Seeing how it adjusts to your skin over the course of a day is absolutely key.
Prep Your Skin
A lot of people forget to prep the skin before they try out a foundation shade. One of the simple makeup tips to picking the right shade is to remember that the foundation will sit very differently on prepped and un-prepped skin! Dead or dry skin creates a lack lustre finish for your foundation, so you’ll end up with the wrong foundation bottle.
Are you stuck between two shades that you find perfect? Ask the makeup expert in the store for his or her opinion. If you are still unclear and it’s not costing you a bomb, buy them both, then try them out at home to see which works best. Another simple makeup tip to keep in mind that your skin colour changes with the season; it will be lighter in the winter and darker in the summer (as you tan a little). It’s a good idea to have two shades on hand, one a little lighter than your skin and one a little darker. You can also blend the two shades together to create a custom shade that is just right!
Apply It Right
After all the simple makeup tips and tricks have been tried, you find the right foundation and then, apply it wrong! Application is as important as finding that sacred bottle. Use a damp sponge to blend it in when it comes to creams and liquid. Make sure that you dab the product in rather than applying it like you would do with a brush. You can also use a dense brush for foundations.
Do let us know if this helped you to find your right shade, after all that’s what we are here for!