Choosing the right colors for your complexion can be difficult. But with a little help from our makeup artist, you can get the perfect color for your face.
Your skin is one of the most important organs in your body. But you may not know this, and that's why it's so important to find the right colors for your complexion. When it comes to finding the right shades of skin color, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. This article discusses how to find the right colors for your complexion.
Understand How Skin Works
The skin has three layers: epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. There are also two main types of skin, dry and oily. Dry skin is generally darker than normal to oily skin. Dry skin tends to have more melanin which gives the appearance of dark skin tones. Oily skin tends to appear lighter than usual because of its oil production. Dry skin will generally want something creamier-looking, while oily skin needs something brighter like a highlighter or bronzer. You should always remember what type of skin you have when choosing the perfect colors for your complexion. Knowing this information helps make sure that you choose the right colors for your skin type.
Know What Skin Tone You Have
It's recommended that you visit your doctor for a complete blood count (CBC) test every year. It tells you if you're healthy enough to undergo minor cosmetic procedures. If you take a CBC test, it shows you your hemoglobin levels; this will tell you if you need any form of treatment before doing anything else. Anemia causes your blood to become thinner and less oxygenated.
A lower oxygenation level makes your skin look pale and paler than usual. If you don't have anemia and just have a low hemoglobin level, then you shouldn't worry too much about what shade you should try to match your complexion. However, if your hemoglobin levels drop below 10g/dL, you should talk to your dermatologist as they can advise you on how to treat the condition properly.
Determine Your Skin Type
There are different skin types, such as combination and sensitive skin. These types of skin require special care. Combination skin produces both sebum and sweat glands. Sensitive skin contains fewer sebaceous glands but produces more sweat glands. Combined skins tend to be the fairer varieties, whereas sensitive skins appear darker and more olive-toned. Both combination and sensitive skin types should consider using moisturizers before applying a foundation as they provide a barrier between the skin and the powdery ingredients used by foundations.
Most moisturizer formulas contain several emollients that increase moisture retention and promote a smooth product application. Creamy foundations work well for combination skins as they hydrate the skin without making it feel greasy. They usually end up being sheer, so they blend into the skin easily. Matte and satin finishes are good alternatives.
Bronzers should only be applied to more sensitive skin due to the fact that they often contain minerals and other ingredients that dehydrate the skin. Once again, creamy foundations are best suited for these skins due to creating a smoother finish. Look at your skin tone under bright lights and determine whether you have a combination or sensitive skin.
Matching Foundation With Your Skin Tones
Foundations come in a wide variety of shades and colors. Some brands might say their products are designed specifically for light complexions, whereas others claim theirs are suitable for all skin tones. Unfortunately, there isn't anyone color that works for everyone. Even a light brown shade would go wrong with very dark skin.
When choosing your color base, first decide which skin type you have - either combination or sensitive. Then find out which color matches those characteristics. For example, if you know your skin is a combination, stick with medium-to-light gold or yellow-based foundations. Remember that even though it's called a "foundation," most powders aren't meant to be worn on your face. Instead, they're designed to be mixed with your makeup or put onto wet areas of the face like lips, eyes, and cheeks. After choosing your foundations, apply them using a large fluffy brush. Avoid getting foundation over the edges of wrinkles because this could show through your make up.
Matching Powder With Your Face Shape
Foundations come in many different forms. There are full coverage creams that cover everything with a matte finish. Others have a sheer yet slightly shimmery appearance. There are powders and loose blushes to help you stay looking fresh throughout the day. Nowadays, there are also powders and loose blushers that contain multiple pigments for creating specific looks. Some powders are formulated to give a flawless finish.
If you want to achieve a flawless look, use mineral loose blushes or loose eye shadows. Loose eye shadow has two main purposes: to add depth to your eyelid; to highlight the lower lash line and creases. If you want to keep your look natural, choose a translucent blush. This will leave your cheeks feeling soft and glowing. A lightweight bronzer can also be added to the cheekbones and jawline. Be sure not to use too much product, or you'll get a messy looking face.
If you want to achieve an effortlessly beautiful complexion, then it's time to learn some new tricks. Follow the guidelines above, and soon you won't need to spend hours trying to match your skin tone perfectly. You'll be able to walk out of the house looking like a professional. Not only will there be no wrinkles left behind after the day, but you'll also have a lot less stress about your daily routine!