How To Choose The Right Shade Of Foundation?

Selection of base is a very difficult task as it requires time, effort and expertise. Unfortunately, cosmetologist found at the stores are not proper certified, so we are unable to get proper guidance. Along with this in these busy times online shopping is highly preferred, and in such circumstances, we have to be intelligent enough to select the best base/foundations.



Common phrases we often say or hear after applying wrong base are:

  • Oh, my skin is too oily.
  • Oh, I look like a clown after applying base.
  • I look so creamy.
  • I look so dull? Don’t I?
  • I look more tan.

After spending so much amount why do we have to have to get similar complaints again and again? It is because ladies don’t buy the right foundation.

Some Easy Steps for Selecting Best Base:

Considering the following basic points while selecting your foundation:

1. Select base according to your skin type

There are two kinds of skin:

a) Dry skin: For dry skin, you should use foundation which is in the form of liquid.

b) Oily skin: You should use foundation providing matte-effect

2. Select Base According to Season

In summers usually dry base is used which gives a matte effect which is combined with primers. However, in winters liquid base is applied.

3. How To Decide Best Shade?

A common mistake that we do while we go at the shops is by applying base on our hands. Stop doing it. Always apply a little base on your forehead and let it dry for 10-15 minutes and then see the result in sunlight. Never be in a hurry while buying the base.

4. How to Apply foundation?

Women apply foundation from up to down and right to left and whatever position they want which instead of leaving a nice look, leave scratches. Foundation has to leave really nice cute look and has to be applied very gently following simple steps as below:

  • Apply base in vertical stripes.
  • Start from cheekbone and reach to the jawbone.

5. Avoid pink if you aren’t white as snow

I know and understand that some ladies are white as snow and pinkish base are made for them and let it be for them. Avoid buying it if you are not a snow white. Everything is not made for everyone.

Tips for Applying Perfect Base According To Season

First and foremost task for summers is to wash your face intensely with a dry face wash and in winters wash it with a smooth one. After that comes the sponge which is used for applying the base/foundation. In summer you should wash your sponge with intense cold water and then apply foundation so that it stops the oil, however, in winters you can rinse the sponge with water at room temperature. It is not always the selection of the wrong foundation, sometimes, applying wrong, using the wrong sponge, or merging the base quickly can harm you too. Try to blend base very softly and nicely according to your face type. A number of base blending videos are found online. You can see them to learn the proper way of blending the foundation.