Shades of Foundation

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These days, there are many different foundation shades to match our various beautiful skintones. Although you may have a foundation that matches your tone, I think it’s still beneficial to have very light shades and very dark shades in your collection.

1. You can mix shades to create new ones (Shades to better match your true skintone)

2. You can use darker shades for contouring points of your face

3. You can use lighter shades for highlighting points of your face.

4. You get darker in the summer and lighter in the winter, so your shade may change a little- meaning your original foundation isn’t going to match you all year long. (Unless you live somewhere, where the weather is consistent all year)

I’ve have a small collection of different foundation brands (at least compared to others!), about 12+

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Here’s a photo of (some) the range of shades that I have.

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Here I ran my finger down the middle so you can see how mixing the shades can create a new one:

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Looks like between 4 and 5 would match my arm the best, huh?

 

I know how difficult it is finding the right foundation. But the next time you accidentally buy a foundation that is a couple shades too light or too dark, don’t get upset, throw it out, or give it away. Add it into your collection because you can definitely still use it!

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