One of the biggest if not the biggest complaint I hear from women when it comes to their makeup is that they can’t seem to find the right foundation.
We’ve all been there, you go into the store and get matched and it looks great under the harsh fluorescent lighting, but the minute you get outside your face all of a sudden looks like an alien transplant on your body. Ok maybe it’s not that bad but you know what I mean.
What are you supposed to do? Well I’ll tell you what not to do with the 3 reasons why your foundation doesn’t match:
1. You haven’t taken into account the color of your neck & chest.
Often we’re so concerned with the foundation matching our face that we completely forget to take into account that when people look at us, they see our neck & chest as well. So it’s important that you find a color that flows so that you don’t get that dreaded line that divides your face from your neck.
2. You use the same foundation shade all year round.
This is such a common mistake that people make. Assuming that your winter foundation will work in the summer and vice versa. Think about it. We spend so much time outdoors in the summer, there’s a high chance your winter foundation will be too light. The same goes for the opposite scenario. Which is why you will almost always need to use 2 different shades within one year.
3. You’re trying to make your skin look lighter/darker with your foundation.
Ok so this one is more common than you think and totally doable BUT not with your foundation. Your base should always match your skin, and then you can use products like a lighter concealer to highlight the center of your face which will make your overall appearance lighter and/or using a bronze to darken your forehead, neck & cheeks to make you look more tanned.
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