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Finding the right shade of foundation

by timetospa September 21, 2012
Finding the right shade of foundation

Magazine covers and red carpets are all graced by celebrities with flawless complexions and perfectly smooth skin, but don't waste your time feeling jealous. Even the most gorgeous celebrities don't wake up with skin that perfect - they wear professional makeup in order to cover up the imperfections and blemishes we all notice from time to time. If you want glamorous, photo-ready skin, it all starts with picking out the right beauty products.

There's nothing worse than wearing the wrong shade of foundation. That tell-tale line around the jaw isn't a good look for anyone, which is why it's important to pay attention to the hue of your foundation when you're picking it out. If you don't want to test out makeup on your face, test it out on your inner forearm - this area is very similar in color and texture to the delicate skin around your eyes, nose and mouth.

You'll also want to pay attention to warm and cool tints. If your cheeks blush easily and your skin is fair or rosy, you probably have cool undertones. If you have olive skin and tan quickly in the summertime, warmer hues are for you. Words like "golden" usually denote warm colors, while "ash" is often used to describe cooler ones. Try Colorescience Pressed Mineral Foundation, which comes in six unique shades to match all skin tones.

Finally, when putting on your makeup, choose a room with lighting that mimics the sun. That way, you can be sure that your makeup will look just as good outdoors as it does inside!

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