Not so easy to find the right shade for Foundation. With this trick, you easily determine your skin tone. We also explain how to apply them correctly.
It’s important to know your skin tone when it comes to make-up. But how do you exactly determine the skin tone? What do you have to pay attention to? And which products should you choose if you have a neutral skin tone that occasionally has hyperpigmentation or redness? We help you to determine and choose the right products.
How to choose foundation color for my face
Determine your skin tone
The undertone of the skin shimmers warm, cool or neutral through the surface of the skin. Even if the surface skin tone changes due to sun exposure or skin problems such as redness or pimples, the undertone of the skin remains stable. Only when you know whether the undertone of your skin is warm, cool or neutral, you can choose the optimal foundation for you.
With the right foundation, your skin gets a beautiful and natural look. If you use a foundation that does not match your skin tone, your face may look (too) orange, pink, red, or ash-colored.
Which color suits me?
The make-up shelves are bulging with the most different shades of different brands. It makes you think quickly and asks yourself again: Which nuance really fits the skin tone? The solution is very easy: A simple trick tells you – you just have to look at your wrists!
Cool skin undertone
Keep your wrist in the sunlight, if the veins shimmer through bluish-purple and the skin has a rosé-blue glow, you have a cool Hauterterton. Incidentally, four out of five women in Germany have that. Another indicator is the sun tolerance of the skin. If the skin burns very quickly, with little or no browning, the level of melanin is low, and it can be assumed that it is a pink, bluish-red undertone.
This usually applies to light to medium brown hair, light green, hazel, gray or blue eyes, natural blond or red hair, a pale complexion, and freckles.
These foundation tones match the cool skin undertone: Foundations with bluish or pink undertones match cool skin types. Some make-up manufacturers choose their product names afterward (for example “cool beige”, “natural rose” or “rose beige”).
Warm skin undertone
If the veins, which shimmer through the wrist, look rather greenish, you have a warm skin undertone. In general, the skin has a more yellowish complexion, tans quickly and does not get sunburn so quickly.
This usually applies to a golden brown, dark brown or black hair and brown or green eyes.
These foundation shades match the warm skin undertone: foundations with yellowish undertones match warm skin types. Make-up shades are then called, for example, “golden sand”, “honey” or “amber”.
Neutral skin undertone
The veins shimmer blue-green through the skin, the happy neutral skin type can carry both color worlds. Depending on which side of this type of mix tends rather, his foundation must be voted.
When choosing make-up colors, take the best care of your hair and eye color. We have put together some color tips for mixed types.
The following trick also helps to determine the skin undertone: Wrap a white T-shirt around the hair and neck. The white then reflects the coloring of your skin. If it is bluish, your Hautunterton is cool. However, if your skin looks rather yellowish, you are probably a warm skin type.
A general tip for the foundation purchase:
By the way, when trying out a foundation you should not take your wrists or the palm of your hand, because the skin on the face is usually redder. The wrist is great for determining the skin undertone, but a make-up nuance should actually be tried on the face. Make-up queen Bobbi Brown recommends: “Apply three tones with a little distance next to each other, go as far as possible to the daylight, and see which one connects best with the skin – that’s the right one.” In general, you should better resort to yellowish tones because pink-tinted foundations look more mask-like. ”
The Foundation: That’s how you put it on properly
- Before applying the foundation, cleanse the face and moisturize well with a moisturizer.
- First, cover dark circles and small impurities with a concealer and work well, so that no edges are created.
- Incorporate the foundation with a foundation brush or fingers and massage in circular movements. Distribute the texture evenly on the face and blind at the neck.
- To fix: matt the face with transparent powder. Finished!
This is the perfect blush for your skin tone
Pink: A light pink is the most popular blush color that people with fair skin use. It looks very natural. The trick is to choose a rouge that has the same color as the lips.
Peach: The blush that does the least wrong is a tone in “Peach.” In fact, anyone with fair skin can wear a peach-colored blush, and the most beautiful is when the skin has a slightly yellowish undertone because peach-colored blush has Both orange and yellowish tones make the complexion radiant naturally.
Plum: the color for a dramatic evening look. Plum or plum-colored blushes are dramatic. For fair skin, a light texture should be used. The best are cream blushes. It should be about two tones darker than the skin tone and contain purple or blue undertones.
Apricot: People with a slightly tanned complexion already have warm undertones in their skin. That means they only need a light touch-up. An apricot tone with an orange nuance is very flattering. In medium skin types, this tone is gentle, fresh and flirty.
Mauve: If you want something that is a bit “edgier”, then put on a Blush in Mauve, it looks classy and gives the cheeks more contour For even more drama, you can also on a mauve eyeshadow and the matching lipstick put in. Works cool!
Soft Berry: The rule is actually quite simple: If light pink works on light skin, a medium pink will work on medium skin. So if you’re looking for a good middle ground, then put on a plankton. You can shine with it.