Choosing The Right Shade For Your Complexion

3 Tips For Creating A Flawless Makeup Canvas

No matter what makeup look you are trying to achieve, you need to start with good skin preparation and appropriate face makeup. By knowing how to make choices based on your skin type and tone, your makeup will look and apply better.

Invest In Skin Preparation

Investing in good quality products to prepare your skin for makeup will improve the way your makeup applies and wears throughout the day. After you clean your face, you will need a moisturizer that is appropriate for your skin type. Gel moisturizers are increasingly popular for people with oily skin. They tend to be more lightweight than creams but are still hydrating. Adequately hydrating oily skin can minimize the amount of oil that seeps through your makeup. A water-based, creamy moisturizer is a good option for normal to dry skin types. If you have combination skin, use a different type of moisturizer on each area of your skin.

The use of makeup primers is a personal preference. In general, makeup primers will help your foundation last longer and can help reduce skin concerns. Choose your primer based on your skin concern. For example, some people choose to use an oil-control primer on their T-zone, but use a pore-filling primer around their nose. If your goal is to minimize the appearance of large pores, use a pore-filling primer strategically. Only use the primer on areas where you typically see noticeably large pores after you apply foundation. If you want your makeup to appear more natural, you want to keep some texture to your skin.

Find Your Perfect Foundation

One of your first considerations when choosing a foundation is the finish and formula. In general, if you have more oily or combination skin, you should choose a matte or demi-matte finish. Since your skin may become oilier throughout the day, choosing a foundation with a dewy finish can make your skin appear greasy within a few hours. If you have dry skin, matte foundations can cling to dry patches and look cakey. When considering formulations, liquid foundations are a good all-around choice because many skin types can wear them. Creams and liquid foundations containing oil are best avoided if you have oily or acne-prone skin.

Many people choose to purchase their foundation online or in a drug store, which can be challenging when finding the right color because you cannot sample the product. Before making a purchase, be sure to understand the return policy for open makeup. At minimum you should have the opportunity to exchange an open product for a different color. If you already own a foundation that matches you, consider doing an online search for the same brand and color. You may come across other people who wear the same color, and you can determine which colors they wear in other brands. Although this does not guarantee a match, you can narrow down your possible range of color matches in different brands.

There are no rules on color matching your foundation. Some people choose to match their foundation to their jawline, neck, chest, or body. Look at yourself in the mirror and consider how you should match yourself to make your overall color appear seamless. For example, if you have significant hyperpigmentation from old acne scars, you probably want to match your foundation to your neck and/or chest to achieve a uniform color. Also, when you are color matching, give the foundation time to set and possibly oxidize. Some foundations may have a drastically different color after an hour of wear.

Learn To Color Correct

Color correction involves using a concealer to cancel out certain undesirable colors on your skin. Color correctors come in various colors, such as purple, yellow, green, and orange/peach. The most commonly used color is orange because it helps cancel out bluish discoloration from dark under-eye circles or hyperpigmentation. But all orange/peach color correctors are not the same, and you need to find the appropriate tone for skin.

For fair skin, you should find one that is peach. Medium skin tones will benefit from apricot correctors. Orange or orange-red correctors work well for medium-deep and deep skin tones. Choosing the right amount of saturation for your skin tone will help correct the problem without showing through your foundation. Color correcting can help you reduce the amount of foundation you use or allow you to use a foundation with a lighter coverage. The less foundation you use, the less likely your makeup will appear cakey and unnatural.

Skin preparation and face makeup can be the most challenging aspects of wearing makeup. Creating a beautiful makeup canvas starts with having a general idea of the types of products that work with your skin type and tone.

For more information and options, contact a company that supplies make up, such as City Color Cosmetics.