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Technique: ​Choosing the Right Foundation

Posted by A. Ivory on

he very first step in selecting your perfect foundation makeup is selecting the right shade of foundation for your skin tone. You will find that you either have warm or cool undertones to your skin. To get a foundation that perfectly matches your skin and to create the look of having naturally flawless skin, you need to wear a foundation with a right undertone and the right depth. Wearing the wrong color foundation can leave you looking like you are wearing a mask no matter how much you try to blend.


Usually you will fall into 5 depths of skin tone:

Light – This is usually women who have fair and light complexioned skin tones. Those who are naturally blond or red heads usually fall into this skin tone catego

These are examples of women with Light skin tones. 


Medium – This is usually women who have skin tones that are not too light or too dark, but somewhere in the middle. Those who have brown, blonde or auburn hair may fit into this skin tone category.

These are examples of women with Medium skin tones. 


Medium Warm (Tan) – This is usually women who slighter deeper skin tones. Those who are oriental, native American, Indian, Middle Eastern and others may fall into this skin tone category.

These are examples of women with Medium Warm skin tones. 


Dark – This is usually women who have more color in their skin tones. African American and other ethic women sometimes fall into this category.

These are examples of women with Dark skin tones. 


Deep – This is usually women who have very dark skin tones. This category would normally include African America women with a darker skin color.

These are examples of women with Deep skin tones. 


  • Technique
  • Makeup application
  • foundation tone