We’ve all been there: that awkward moment when you think you’ve found the perfect foundation shade only to get home/outside/whatever and realize that you look absolutely insane. What is a girl to do? Luckily I’ve got a few tips + tricks (and one amazing product suggestion) to help you get the perfect foundation match each and every time.
1) Test three different foundation shades at the same time: It’s really easy to think you have picked the right color when you’re only looking at one shade but it’s even easier to pick the wrong shade in this situation. By testing three different varieties you’re giving yourself something to compare each color to so you can make a more solid decision.
2) Try any and all potential colors on your jawline/neck: By using this specific placement it allows you to make sure that you’re not going to end up with that dreaded line of demarcation (aka the makeup mask) and helps to confirm the right shade. If the color blends seamlessly into your jaw/neck you’re on the right path! Make sure you’re trying all colors at the same time (applying a thin stripe of each color is enough) so you have something to compare each shade to.
3) When possible make sure to check your color match in natural light: Fluorescent light is notoriously awful for makeup, hair color, etc so it’s safe to say that something isn’t going to look completely accurate if this is the only lighting you go by. If possible step outside when color matching to double check that your match works for you in the sunlight. If it works in sunlight it will work everywhere else!
4) Pick Up Almay Smart Shade Makeup: What is easier than a product that does all the hard work for you? Sure, you could go through the process of swatching, matching, checking in different light, etc but who wants to go through all of that? Not me! Almay Smart Shade Makeup has just three skin adjusting shades to choose from and the each adjusts to the natural tones of your skin thanks to their tonemimic shade-sensing bead technology. It’s pretty awesome!
When Almay first offered to send me this product to try I was a little skeptical, I’ll admit it. At first the product comes out white which kind of freaked me out but after I worked into my skin it magically transformed into my exact match! Consider me amazed! If you’ve never tried the Almay Smart Shade Skintone Matching Makeup you need to!
Have you ever found yourself getting frustrated while trying to pick out the proper foundation shade? Comment below and let me know! Until next time 🙂 This post is sponsored by Almay but all opinions are my own.