The Myths And Truths About Foundation


Myth: That beauty counter mirrors have the best light for seeing foundations.

Truth: You will want natural lighting to see the foundation, to make sure it matches.

Myth: The more shades a foundation has, the easier it is to find your color.

Truth: Everyone skin color and undertones are different.  So just because your friend finds their shade in a certain brand does not mean you will.  Plus, foundations that have a lot colors are often more opaque than brands that have less shades.  Less opaque means the shade will work for a wider range of skin tones.

Myth: The best way to test a foundation is to put it on the back of your hand.

Truth: You will want to test the shade is right under your cheekbone and blend downwards.  This way you can see if the color blends into the skin on your face and neck.

Myth: If you do not know your skin undertones, you will never find the right shade.

Truth: Either way you want a warm-yellow base foundation.  This will correct the redness and add radiance.  Unless you are porcelain, you will then want a pink-based foundation.

Myth: There is only one foundation for you.

Truth: Nope, of course you will find multiple foundations for you shade.  You may end up liking one brand over the other for the formula or price.  Go with what works for you.

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