MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine

Choosing the Right Foundation for Your Skin? Bingo!

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 It is always glaringly obvious when a woman chooses the wrong foundation to match her skin tone. When a woman’s face is a completely different color than that of her neck, it defeats the purpose of applying makeup in the first place.

The purpose of applying makeup is to cover blemishes, even out skin tone, give your skin a healthy, natural glow and draw out natural beauty.

When a woman wears the wrong foundation, it draws attention to her for completely the wrong reasons. With the following beauty tips, you will not only be able to select the right foundation for your skin tone but for your skin type as well.

First Beauty Tip: Determine Your Skin Tone

Before you even step up to the make-up counter, you need to determine your skin tone.Knowing your skin tone will help you find the right shade of foundation to match your skin, which is very important for your overall look.

There are four different groups of skin tones and every woman falls into one of these groups. You will have a pink skin tone, yellow skin tone, olive skin tone, or brown skin tone.

Individuals with pink skin tones have a tendency to burn easily. Women with yellow skin tones tend to be Caucasian, Asian, or a light mixed race. Mediterranean, Latino, and fair-skinned African American women typically have an olive skin tone. This leaves the brown skin tone, which is typically seen with darker-skinned African American women and Indian women with darker complexions. Once you have figured out your skin tone, finding the right foundation will be a lot easier.

 Second Beauty Tip: Knowing What Foundation Will Work with Your Skin Type

With so many different kinds of foundations on the market, another important aspect of getting the right foundation for you is determining your skin type. Each make-up company offers a variety of foundations with different formulas to work with different skin types rather than against them. Here are the different skin types and the foundations will work best for each.

  •   Normal Skin – If you have normal skin you are lucky in that you can get away with using both liquid foundations as well as powder foundations.
  •  Oily Skin – If you battle with oily skin, you want to avoid liquid foundations. Powders and mousses that provide matte coverage will work best to reduce the shine generally associated with oily skin.
  •   Dry Skin – Women that have dry skin should use a creamier liquid foundation and stay away from powders or cream-to-powder foundations, as these tend to make your skin look even drier than it already is. Something that may be worth trying is a tinted moisturizer. Not only are you getting the splash of color you are looking for in a foundation, and you are adding the needed moisture to your skin.
  • Combination Skin – For those that have combination skin, your task is a bit harder. You need to try a foundation that will add the moisture to the areas that need it, but that is also oil-free for the areas of your skin that tend to be a bit shiny. Your best bet is to try a stick foundation.

Third Beauty Tip: Finding the Right Color

When it comes to choosing the right color of foundation, this tends to be the area where most women have trouble. The three basic color groups are ivory, beige and natural. Each of these groups have several undertones to them and the only way to find out which one will work best for you is to try it out.

When you are testing the foundation to decide which color is best, you want to make sure that you start with a clean, fresh slate. If you are testing the foundation with make-up already on, you won’t get a true sense if the foundation will match your skin. Also, don’t test the foundation on your wrist or hand; if you hold them up to your face you will see that they aren’t close to the same color or texture of your face.

 Final Beauty Tip: Knowing When You Have the Right Foundation

After following these beauty tips and deciding on the foundation to buy, how do you know if it truly is the right foundation for you? If, after you apply the foundation it looks as though you aren’t wearing any foundation at all, you’ve found the right one. The foundation should blend smoothly and evenly into your skin and there should be no delineation between the color of your face and your neck.

When you’ve chosen the right foundation for you, you will feel like a million dollars. The right make-up can make all the difference, making you feel posh and pampered. Another thing that will make you feel glamorous is playing bingo on Posh Bingo, which offers great games as well as a stylish atmosphere, even if you are online!

With these beauty tips, you are on your way to selecting the perfect foundation and maximizing upon your natural beauty.

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