How to choose the perfect foundation
It’s a Match! Tips and tricks to help you choose the right one
It’s all about the base, isn’t it? One of the secrets to having the perfect makeup look is having the perfect base. Much like many things in life, having a solid foundation is crucial, and this holds true for your makeup foundation as well. Finding your perfect foundation match is challenging, but not impossible, and we’ve got Anupma Katyal, National Creative Director - Makeup, Lakmé Salon, to give you some tips and tricks to help you find the right one.
Identify your skin undertone
The first step to choosing the foundation shade perfect for you is to identify your skin undertone. Do a wrist test to determine this. If your veins are blue or purple, then your undertone is cool. If they appear green, then you are warm toned. And if you are unable to identify the colour, you are neutral toned. Once you know your undertone it is easier to select the right shade.
The cheek test
The best way to test if a foundation is a match is by testing it on your cheek and/or jawline. If the shade blends in easily with your skin in both these areas, you know it’s the right one. And if you’re stuck between two shades, ideally go for the slightly lighter one. Deepening foundation with the help of bronzer is easier than lightening one that is darker than your tone.
The type of foundation to choose
Depending on your skin type, you have an array of foundations to choose from. If you have oily skin, a matte or powder-based foundation is a good choice, like the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Foundation Compact. Those with dry skin, on the other hand, are better off with liquid or mousse foundation, such as the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation or the Lakmé Absolute Skin Natural Mousse foundation. Depending on the finish you’re looking for, you can opt for a buildable or full-coverage foundation as well.
Foundation is a crucial step in your makeup routine, so we understand how important it is to get it right. But with these tips, we’ve got you covered and hope to see those makeup looks soon!