Picking the perfect foundation shade for darker skin tones

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  • Thursday, December 13, 2018
Picking the perfect foundation shade for darker skin tones
Picking the perfect foundation shade for darker skin tones

On the hunt for the best foundation for all-day coverage? Aren’t we all! There’s no doubt that finding a great foundation can prove tricky for everyone. However, ladies with a darker skin definitely have the biggest challenge. With so many different dark skin tones, and so many products to choose from, how on earth do you go about finding the best long wear foundation that’s truly perfect for your unique complexion?


Well, we’ve got some tips to share below.  


Select a range with variety

Many brands offer their foundation in 10 shades or less. To ensure a better match, you’ll want to explore a brand that offers a greater variety. We love the liquid, smudge-free Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24HR Foundation SPF 15 – it’s available in 40 shades and doesn’t have an ashy grey look. The waterproof L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Pro-Matte Foundation is another winner, with 22 options to choose from.


Understand your undertones

The undertones of your skin play a significant role when it comes to finding the right foundation. You can figure out whether yours are warm, cool or neutral by looking at the veins on your wrist. Bluish veins indicate cool undertones, whereas greenish veins are a sure sign that your undertones are on the warmer side.


Test before you buy

Do not test the product on your neck, wrist or the back of your hand. So many women make this mistake. Go right ahead and test it directly on your face – your jawline is a better place to work with. If the foundation is practically invisible on your skin, it’s the perfect match.

There’s a reason why they call it ‘foundation’. It acts as a base to your flawless makeup look! So, take your time when it comes to finding ‘the one’. You’ll know it when you do. 

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