- oil control
Finding the right shade:
After choosing the best foundation for your skin type, the next step is choosing the right shade. The correct shade of foundation should disappear on the skin. Here are some quick tips to help you:
- Always test foundation in 'natural light' - the department stores will not oppose if you want to walk by the doorway with the hand mirror to see the foundation in outdoor light.
- Test several shades - the best place to test foundation is on the side of the face from the cheek to the jaw line since foundation color should disappear into the skin and blend seamlessly from face to neck. Test a darker shade and a lighter shade next to the one you think is right for you, for contrast. Again, the right shade will disappear. NOTE: If you want to buy a drugstore brand, check their return policy first since there are usually no testers available.
- Double-check the selected color on the forehead - Some people have a darker skin on the forehead and the foundation shade that matches there will work better with the whole face.
- Adjust your foundation if necessary - If you get tanned in the summer or after a trip, you might need to purchase more than one shade of foundation. If your skin type/texture changes like Penny's, you may also need to change your foundation formula.