How to Choose Foundation Shade According to Skin Tone

The wrong shade of foundation comes with a lot of problems, Omg why am I glowing like a bulb? Huh why do my face and neck color look so different from each other? God doesn’t this makeup makes me look dull and grey?

Here’s our go-to guide on how to choose a foundation shade that is perfect for you ladies!

Skin tones are split into three main categories – Light, medium and deep. We as Asians mostly have medium skin tone.
Medium skin tone can be further sub-divided into beige, tan, honey and more such colors. Refer to the infographic below and find the skin tone closest to yours.

Skin undertones are of three types : warm, neutral and cool. Here are the two ways to identify your skin undertones.

1. The wrist test: Check the color of your veins. If they are purple or blue in color then you are cool. If they are green or olive in color, you are warm. But if you are unable to determine the dominant color, you are neutral.

2. The sun test: If your skin turns red when you are out in the sun, you have cool undertone. Conversely, if you get tanned easily in the sun you have warm undertone.

Once you know skin color and undertone, start by shortlisting three shades that seem to be a good match. Then, dab some of each shade as short lines on your jaw line (do keep some space in between each). Don’t just consider your face for making the final decision but also your neck. The foundation you choose should blend seamlessly with both your face and your neck.

Of the three swatches, remove the two that don’t suit you. Now, spread the finalised shade across your jawline, and sweep a cotton bud soaked in makeup remover right in the middle. If you don’t notice any difference between your foundation and bare skin, then that’s the foundation for you. But, if you see a difference between the two, this shade is not for you. Repeat the cycle till you find the shade you are looking for.

In the list below we have sorted out some best brands for your skintone.

For Porcelain Shade

NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation: Porcelain Pale

L.A. Girl PRO Matte Foundation: Ivory Bisque

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation: Porcelain

For Ivory Shade

NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation: Nude, Light Ivory

L.A. Girl PRO Matte Foundation: Ivory, Bisque

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation: Ivory, Cool Ivory, Warm Ivory

Natural Shade

NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation: Natural, Soft Beige, Beige

L.A. Girl PRO Matte Foundation: Beige, Natural

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation: Natural, Golden Natural, Warm Natural

Sand Shade

NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation: Nude, Vanilla

L.A. Girl PRO Matte Foundation: Bisque, Beige

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation: Sand, Warm Sand, Cool Sand

Beige Shade

NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation: Medium Olive, True Beige

L.A. Girl PRO Matte Foundation: Bisque, Beige

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation: Beige, Warm Beige, Cool Beige

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