VIDEO: Pick the perfect foundation shade for your skin tone
Quick tricks for a flawless finish
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / June 21 2016
Want your makeup to look flawless? Then it’s absolutely essential to get your foundation shade perfect. Read on to find out how to find the right shade, with Rimmel London’s Match Perfection Foundation with SPF20.
In a well-lit area, hold the foundation bottle next to your cheek. Pick a shade that looks right for you, as well as a foundation that’s a shade lighter and a shade darker.
Swipe a small amount of each foundation shade from the middle of your cheek down to your jawline, and blend with your fingers. This is the best area to test your foundation, as you can see which shade will best match your face and neck.
Blend in each foundation to see which shade works best with your skin tone. You’ll know that you’ve got the right one when it seems to disappear into your skin. Wait about a minute for the colour to settle to be certain.
So now that you have the perfect shade of foundation, don’t forget to reassess throughout the year as you might be a little darker in summer or a little lighter in winter.
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Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.