Wednesday, 29 December 2010


I think the biggest problem women (and men) have today with their makeup is choosing the right shade of foundation. I want to break down how the skin is analysed by an artist to make sure we're choosing the right shade for you and how you can better understand whats going on so as to make sure you're rocking the best colour!

So when it comes to foundation matching the main element we look at and assess is your tone. There are three different tone types that you will slot into.

Warm/Pink Tone.
Mostly caucasion people fall into this category- but not all! As a general stereotype if you have light hair, blue eyes and/or have more pink in your skin then you would have pink based skin. If you have dark skin and you throw off more of a red tone, rather than a yellow one, then this is your category.


Yellow/Cool Tone

Alot of asian, african and south american backgrounds will mean yellow based skin. If you throw off a fair bit of yellow, if your skin can look quite sallow or if there isnt much pink in the skin, youre most likely to have a cool tone.

Mixed Tone.

Much of the time alot of people have such toruble matching their skin because they have mixed tones for example.. if you have yellow based skin, you may still have a fair bit of warmth to it/a bit of redness in it and if you're pink based a big problem now is that alot of girls fake tan and so this will change the colour of your skin, for the most part to a yellow based colour.

With this tone, I suggest you just play around with some colours. MAC provide you the great opportunity to get foundation matched. Go in, sit down and play around with them. Its their job to discuss what youre after and their professional advice on whats best. But remember- you have to be happy to muck around and just try different tones out...

Hope this helps a little xx

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