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    How to Find the Best Foundation for Your Skin Tone

    Foundation is ideal for smoothing out complexions and concealing defects in the skin. However, you must choose the proper shade or you're likely to be unhappy with the results, no matter how precisely the foundation is applied. Here are a few proven methods to help you find the proper shade without too much hassle.

    Determine Your Undertone

    You probably already know your skin tone, but do you know your skin undertone? Undertones can be warm, cool, or neutral, and there are a few ways to determine yours.Take a piece of white paper and hold it to your face. Complexions that are pink or reddish by comparison have cool undertones, while complexions that appear yellow have warm undertones. You can also look at your wrist. Greenish-looking veins mean your skin has warm undertones, while veins that have a bluish appearance mean your complexion undertone is cool.

    Match Complexion and Undertone to Foundation Color

    If you have warm undertones, you want a foundation that is as light or dark as your complexion but that also has a yellowish or gold color. For cool undertones, foundations should have reddish or pink shades, while also being the appropriate lightness or darkness for your skin tone.

    Moisturize Your Skin Before Testing Foundation

    Dry patches of skin affect how the color of foundation you choose looks after application. As a result, it will be difficult to determine whether the shade is right for you without the proper prep. Moisturizing prior to application creates an even smoothness across your complexion, so foundation will look the same all over.

    Apply to the Proper Area

    There's probably slight variation between your complexion on your neck and on your face. This is because your face tends to be a bit darker due to sun exposure, especially during the summer months.As a result, you should apply a test streak to your jaw line and extend it down to your neck. The foundation will be a close match to both areas if it's right for you. Once you choose a shade, apply as normal at home and look at your complexion under different lights as a final quality check.Proper cleansing and moisturizing ensure your makeup has a solid base. Our skincare products at Hale Cosmeceuticals clean, moisturize, and exfoliate the skin for an unbeatable complexion. Contact us today if you want more information on our product line and our commitment to making humane beauty products. You can also call 1-800-951-7005 to place an order.

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