Seasonal Shade Guide
Have you ever noticed that as the seasons change, your “perfect” makeup look is no longer perfect? Well, we are here to help guide you on how to match your makeup to your skin tone; even as the seasons change.
First, identify your skin type. (YES, skin types change too!) This will help you choose the best finish for your foundation.
Our featured item, Revlon Colorstay Makeup, comes in two different formulations to suit all skin types: Oily/Combination and Normal/Dry. We carry a full range of shades in this foundation to make choosing the right color easy for you! While we carry an array of foundations for ALL skin types and conditions, Revlon Colorstay Makeup is a good start for a long-lasting full coverage application.
How to choose the best finish for your skin type?
- Oily/combination skin - choose a matte finish or an oil-free liquid foundation.
- Dry skin – choose a moisturizing or hydrating cream foundation
- Sensitive skin – look for a hypoallergenic or scent free formula
Second, determine your undertone as this plays a large role when choosing what shade would be best for you all year round. While your undertone will not change, it will become more noticeable over time. Your undertone is the hue that comes through your skin and affects its overall color.
How do you determine your undertone? Experts say, check the inside of your wrist, if your veins appear blue or purple, you have a cool undertone. If they look green, your undertone is warm. If you’re having a hard time deciding if you have green or blue, you most likely have a neutral undertone. So, what’s your skin’s undertone?
Now that we have the two most important things down, lets choose your shade!
If you have a cool undertone, you will want to look for a foundation that will appear slightly pink in the bottle. You will want to avoid yellowish foundations because these tend to make your skin look sallow, and that’s not what we are looking for!
If you have determined you have a warm undertone, you will want to look for a foundation that is slightly yellow or has a gold base. Stay away from choosing a shade that is formulated for neutral skin tones because your skin will appear grey upon application!
Our neutral crowd, neither overly yellow or pink will work but a combination of both! Look for a peachy foundation.
Helpful hints when looking for the foundation that will give you a healthy, vibrant skin appearance.
Cool shades are often labeled porcelain, rose, sable, cocoa.
Warm shades are labeled beige, golden, tan, caramel, and chestnut; and neutral shades are often labeled ivory, buff, nude, and praline.
Often times you will need to mix to shades (within the same skin tone family) to get the shade that suits you best.
Bottom line is, as the seasons change so should your makeup. Are you ready to bring in the warmer months with your current foundation? Probably not, because these are the things we simply don’t think of or we are unaware of the impact of how our skin changes with the seasons resulting in “not so great” makeup days. That’s why we are here to help and give you a friendly reminder, it’s that time!