Finding the right shade is everything when it comes to complexion perfection, but shopping doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are our tips that can help you zero in on the perfect color match.
How to Find Your Shade:
Step One: Find Your Shade Family
Identify the skin tone closest to yours. Are you fair, light, medium, tan or deep? The shades range from 0 (fairest shade) to 90 (deepest shade). Identify your shade family and this will indicate what shade family number is best for you (fair 0-20, light 20-30, medium 30-45, tan 45-70, deep 70-90)
Step two: Identify Your Undertone
Are you cool (C), neutral (N) or warm (W)? Here’s how to find out:
- If the veins on your wrist are slightly green or olive and gold jewelry flatters your skin more than silver – you have a warm (W) undertone.
- If the veins on your wrist are blue-green and gold and silver jewelry flatters your skin – you have a neutral (N) undertone.
- if the veins on your wrist are blue or purple and silver jewelry flatters your skin more than gold – you have a cool (C) undertone.
Step Three: Find Your Shade
Navigate your shade family (fair, light, medium, tan or deep) and look for any shades with your undertone (c, n, w). Select the combination of shade family number and undertone letter that appears to best match to you. If in doubt go to the lighter of the two shades.
Finding the perfect shade means you’re ready to create the perfect smoky eye, bold lip, or perfect brow. And you know your foundation will be perfectly matched and ready to work as hard as you do!