Finding the Right Makeup Shade
It's not as hard to find the right makeup shade as we want it to be.
It is perhaps the proliferation of goods on the market that dulls and confuses the issue.
Here are some tips on how to stop the hassle and find the right shade for you...
Why are you wearing Makeup?
The response most women offer is to cover the blemishes, scars, wrinkles and balance out the skin tone. Knowing that no makeup can do all of this and look natural is vital to you. If you are trying to mask red stains, use a concealer (green) before applying makeup. Thus, the red would not be visible, and the makeup layer will look thinner and more normal.
Likewise, no makeup will cover every wrinkle. Using things like fillers, when applying makeup, to fill in deep creases.
There are four different types of skin: natural, oily, dry or a combination of the last two.
To find out once and for all what your skin type is, do a simple test: Rinse your face well with warm water after you remove all of the previous makeup with an oil-free product. Pat dry, and do not apply any. Touch your face after about an hour. Is it dry? Is it sticky or oily to the touch? If your skin feels dry in some places and moist in others, you have a mixed skin.
What kind of makeup depends on the type of your skin.
Using a makeup to add to your face. If your skin is sticky, take a look at what the powder will do for you. Mineral-based makeup can also help combat oily skin. Liquids and creams add moisture to the skin and can be used for those with dry or very dry skin. If you have a mixed type of skin, you may find that using more than one makeup would work better for you. Those with normal skin should use any product they 're comfortable with.
The Right Shades of Your Makeup.
There's so many options out there. So many colors for every tone of skin, so many possibilities. And to complicate the problem even more, each cosmetic company has its own way of categorizing it.
Here are a few thumb rules to select the correct shade:
The oldest method is to look at the inside color of your wrists.
What do the veins look like?
You can aim for a "cool" shade if your veins appear blue, your skin tone is from the yellow family. You belong to the pink family if your veins appear green and you can look for those that are called "warm." These colors can be labeled "beige," "buff" or "pink," too. The yellow shades may have names like "golden," "olive" or "rosy brown".
Another way is to place a piece of gold and silver cloth close to your wrist to see the veins mirrored in them. If they have a blue tone next to the silver go for the cool shades, if it appears green next to the warm shades go for the gold.
Now you can concentrate on choosing the right one for you by narrowing up the field. Makeup is supposed to match your skin tone. Do not try Makeup to change your skin color. If you want a look at the tanner, instead use bronzers.
Test a small amount of it on your jawline and mix it in your neck, or put a dab on your wrist and mix well. Will the patch stand out for you? This is the wrong hue. It should be noticeable only in close inspection.
It's a little complicated if you're trying to buy makeup in a store that doesn't let you put makeup on your face.
As a smart shopper you know that the bottle's makeup shade does not adequately reflect the effect it will have on your skin. Many cosmetics firms sell shade tests. They would happily do it for you in the big shops. If you're going that way, make sure you 're going to the counter with a clean, moisturized face and nothing else.
If you can, leave the store to see the results in the daylight. You can still come back later if the store doesn't want this to happen. It's particularly relevant if you're buying makeup that you expect to wear during the day.
It’s not that hard isn’t it?