There are few things in life taken as seriously as selecting one’s foundation shade. This is because it’s likely that your foundation is one of the most expensive items of makeup in your makeup case and also because you can’t go that wrong with a mascara or lipstick as we can with the wrong foundation. As the name suggests, it is the foundation of our makeup look haha!
A lot of you guys asked me to film a video about foundation shade selection for brown girls after my last few ‘brown girl’ video recommendations, so I set to make one! Unfortunately, I had major lighting issues (LONG story!) when I filmed the intro (split with the outro), so my foundation looks too dark in those parts – boo! Filming and editing twice a week, with the businesses, the blog and a life outside work didn’t leave me time to refilm before Saturday so I left it as is. Looking back, it’s not too bad, and it definitely looked fab in person. The Charlotte Tilbury foundation is beautiful :o) I hope the demo is helpful! Click below…
My top: Red jumper from Boohoo
Step 1 – Start with bare skin
Step 2 – Find the ‘matching area’
Step 3 – Choosing the test shades
Step 4 – Testing the chosen shades
Apply the 2 shades you have numbered down to on each half of the face. I do this sparingly as I want my skin colour to come through so I can see a clear match.
Step 5 – Check the shades in natural daylight
When you have the 2 shades on, stop and go outside the department store. You need to see the shades in natural light to get a better idea of your match, never go by department store lighting.
Step 6 – Apply the rest of your makeup
Apply some of your usual makeup on top this foundation to see if it settles and created the effect you want. Go in with a light hand, you don’t want to overpower the foundation.
Step 7 – Pick a side! Make your purchase if you are happy with your decision.
Have a lovely evening! Catch ya tomorrow :oD