Hey everyone! Here's a very very frequently asked question that I believe I've answered many times individually, so when I saw it again today I thought- why not share my answer with everyone through a "You Ask" segment? On the Beauty Broadcast Facebook Page, Ashley said she was trying out a drugstore foundation that didn't work quite right. She asked...
"Do you have any suggestions for picking out the right color for your skin?"
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Here's my answer- (it pertains specifically to shopping for foundation in the drugstore, since you can test out foundation in a department store)...
Look for a foundation that you already own that is a close match to your skin tone. Take that with you to the store and hold it up to the foundations you're considering and pick the one that's the closest match. Even if the foundation you own isn't perfect- at least you can take it with you to the store as a frame of reference... "i want this shade- only less yellow" (or a little lighter, little darker, etc.) Hope this helps! :D For someone who doesn't yet own a foundation- hold the bottles up to your face and look in a mirror and make your best guess. As with all makeup purchases- there is DEFINITELY trial and error involved with selecting the right foundation.
There you go everyone! I hope this tip helps you as you make your selections, and also keep in mind that basing it entirely on color isn't always 100% correct. Different formulations and textures can sometimes have a different appearance on the skin. Also, unfortunately, the shade of the foundation in the bottle isn't always the same as it is on your face. I wish I could give you some fool-proof advice... but there are lots of chances for error in the drugstore foundation guessing game. Hopefully now you can give it a slightly more educated guess :) Do you have any tips of your own? Please share!
Have a wonderful day!