How to Choose the Right Foundation Shade

Choosing the right foundation can often feel like telling baby chicks apart. If you’ve ever had one shade suit you in the store, a completely different one under the sun, and yet another one at home, finding a middle ground can be quite tricky.

Here’s how you can buy a HD Dual Camouflage foundation that’ll rest upon your skin tone like a second skin.

Three Trays of the HD Dual Camouflage Foundation by Khuraira Cosmetics

Check Your Undertone

Your skin undertone is the color you can see beneath the surface of your skin, and it totally affects your overall complexions. Thus, you need to factor it into your foundation choice.


Typically, undertones fall under three large categories: neutral, warm, and cool. Here’s how you can tell the three apart.


·        Warm

If you’re warm, you’ll probably never sustain sunburns, get darker under the sun, and have hints of brown, gold, and red across your skin.

·        Neutral

Take a look at the veins on your wrist. Can you tell what color they are? If not, you probably have a neutral undertone. Another telling sign is if you get darker under the sun and sustain sunburns.

·        Cool

In addition to being sunburn magnets, those with a cool undertone usually turn a mild to angry shade of red under the sun. They also have bits of pink, purple, and blue under the surface of their skin.

A Chart of All the Skin Tones

Swatch Test on Your Face

The back of your hand may be lighter than your face. Conversely, your forearm could very well be darker than your facial tone. In other words, none of the two are the best places to swatch.


Before you reach for some other equally unsuitablepart of your body, might we suggest you go with the part that’ll be getting the foundation?


Apply the foundation from cheek to neck and let it settle for a bit. Since it’s likely to oxidize and get darker with time, go with a shade that’s a tone lighter than your facial skin. Give it a few minutes, and only then decide if this is your shade.

Go with Houdini

Sometimes, applying foundation is all about correcting and smoothing out blotchy facial skin. It can cover the imperfections and blemishes on your skin and give you an even tone, provided that tone belongs to your skin in the first place.


Thus, the best kind of foundation is not one that gives you fairer or darker skin; it smooths out your imperfections and disappears into your natural tone.


Now that you know what it takes to land the right foundation according to your skin tone, visit Khuraira Cosmetics to buy foundation alongside high-quality makeup tools and cosmetics for all skin types.


Dial 866-452-6101 or order professional makeup products online.

 About Khuraira Musa:

Khuraira Musa


Khuraira Musa has been a celebrity makeup artist and expert for well over 20 years. In 2008, she founded the eponymous Khuraira Cosmetics, a boutique and flagship store for locally-made makeup products, based in New Jersey.

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