Whether you go for a natural look or crave a little over-the-top pizazz, knowing how to pick the right foundation is “foundational” to nailing any makeup look! Make your get-ready routine easy by learning about how to reach for the right shade right off the bat.
Find your skin tone
Skin tone is generally broken up into these categories: fair, light, light-medium, medium, medium-deep, deep, and very deep. Everyone is different, so there are endless shades in between, but these seven categories are a useful starting point.
Identify which of these categories you fall under. Is your skin light as snow, or do you have a deep glow? Where does your skin color fall in between? Once you identify what your skin tone is, you will need to identify what your skin’s undertone is.