Makeup

How to match your makeup to your skin color

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1. DETERMINE YOUR SKIN TONE

First things first, you can’t pick the right products for your skin tone (the natural color of your complexion) unless you know what your skin tone actually is.

• If you have a fair skin tone – you’ve probably been described as having porcelain skin a time or two in your life.

• If you have a light skin tone – you’re still pale—just not quite as much as your fair friends.

• If you have a medium skin tone – you’re caught in the middle! Your skin tone isn’t super-dark or super-light but somewhere in between.

• If you have a deep skin tone – your complexion is dark.

2: DETERMINE YOUR UNDERTONE

When it comes to finding makeup that matches your skin, it may come as a surprise that your skin tone isn’t all that matters. Yes, it’s important, but your undertone (the colors that come through your skin and affect its overall hue) play a part in which products will work with your coloring too. Here’s how to assess your undertone:

3: FIND YOUR FOUNDATION MATCH

Now, you’re ready to find a foundation that matches your skin tone and undertone. How easy of an experience that is depends on the products you’re picking from. The L’Oréal Paris True MatchTM Super Blendable Makeup keeps things simple because it’s available in a wide range of shades (33 to be exact) in all three undertones—a.k.a. there’s a color match for just about everyone.

4: CHOOSE A COORDINATING CONCEALER

Despite what you may have heard, your concealer should be as close of a match to your skin as possible—not slightly lighter or darker. To make things easier, stick with a concealer from the same line as your foundation. The L’Oréal Paris True MatchTM Super Blendable Multi-Use Concealer is offered in a range of 14 shades that covers all skin tones and undertones.

5: OPT FOR COLORLESS POWDER

Don’t want to struggle to find another product that matches your skin tone? You don’t have to! Instead of searching for a powder that coordinates with the color of your foundation and concealer, you can use a translucent powder, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder. The invisible powder can be used to set makeup of any shade!

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