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How do you get the tone of your skin right? I hear different things and I want to know everyone's take on this topic.
Jul 22, 2015 @ 07:31 pm

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Face time

If you mean by different foundations, well, it's really a trial and error process. I have somewhat uneven skin-- I get splotchy red patches, especially when it's hot outside or my allergies are bad. I usually start with a primer, then a foundation (I always get the lightest offered because I'm pale, but try a few before you settle on one), then use concealer and powder where you need to. That will make your face rather flat looking if you don't do anything else, so I do a light contour with bronzer and highlighter, add a little blush, and then my skin is pretty good. I can't usually see the blotchiness underneath that. I also extend the foundation etc to my neck, so my face blends seamlessly with my neck/torso. If you only do your face, it'll look like it's a different colour than the rest of you.

If you mean getting the tone right just by using the right face washes and stuff, I have no help for you there :( People use "toners" and stuff like that, but I've never tried it. I get flushed easily so that is just the amount of blood in your face, something that face washes won't change.
Jul 22, 2015 @ 07:38 pm

Colour IQ

Definitely a trial and error process!
However Sephora has this nifty machine now called Colour IQ that will match your skin tone to foundations in their store. I think that's super cool. The line was too long when I wanted to try it, but has anyone tried it before?
Jul 23, 2015 @ 12:39 pm

Experiment with new products!

I change my foundation colours and thicknesses with the seasons. Best thing I have found is when purchasing - head to an area of the cosmetic counter or store armed with the product you want to try and a mirror where there is an outside window. I have found that natural light is the best way to get your individual shade correct. Using a primer, foundation and/or concealer in the right shade is important - but also a light dusting of powder over top can really help to even the tone out as well.
Jul 23, 2015 @ 12:51 pm


Honestly, I find it easiest to just ask one of the makeup professionals to match my skin tone and what would work best for me. If I don't agree, I dont have to buy it (at Sephora, MAC, etc). I find that I use much less coverage in the summer, as my skin gets tanned and needs less attention, so I don't actually switch between summer and winter tones since summer just gets a light brush of powder usually.
Jul 23, 2015 @ 01:15 pm

color IQ

use the Sephora color IQ service
Jul 23, 2015 @ 03:22 pm


I don't wear any foundation!!
Jul 23, 2015 @ 03:31 pm

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