17. 02. 2020

Current Foundation Routine

As a woman of colour, this doesn’t come as a shock. I mean we have to use two foundations. For the longest time, I did use you one. But with the unevenness of tones on my face, I have to use two.

Undertones are a funny thing you can look at the foundation at first sight and think it will work out for your skin. When you get home the shade is correct but the undertone is off. I can tell you how many times I thought the foundation was what I need butt end up being so incorrect for me.

Check out your veins

Your veins are the fastest way to tell what type of undertone you are. If your veins look greenish, then you may have warm undertones. With blue or purplish-looking veins usually have cooler undertones. If you have neutral undertones, then your veins may appear colourless or match the colour of your skin. My veins are greenish so I tend to go for a foundation that is a yellow or red undertone.

S H O P

As a woman of colour, this doesn’t come as a shock. I mean we have to use two foundations. For the longest time, I did use you one. But with the unevenness of tones on my face, I have to use one.

Undertones are a funny thing you can look at the foundation at first sight and think it will work out for your skin. When you get home the shade is correct but the undertone is off. I could tell how many times I thought the foundation was what I need but end up being so incorrect for me.

Check out your veins

Your veins are the fastest way to tell what type of undertone you are. If your veins look greenish, then you may have warm undertones. With blue or purplish-looking veins usually have cooler undertones. If you have neutral undertones, then your veins may appear colourless or match the colour of your skin. My veins are greenish so I tend to go for a foundation that is a yellow or red undertone.

My Foundations & Why

Am not going to go into each foundation in depth. I have made a video for both of them in the past you can watch here. The LA Girl foundation is the correct undertone for my face currently but the incorrect shade. So its the first foundation I start with. I don’t go all over my face with it just the lighter parts of my face.

The Wet n Wild has to be one of the best beauty buys of 2019 and I still reach for it every day. But I couldn’t use it any more on its own. The shade was correct but the undertone wasn’t. This foundation is the same shade as the rest of my body so therefor I use it on top of the LA Girl. You might think that the La girl comes through but you must be clever not to pick foundations with the same finish. 

The Wet n Wild has a semi-matte finish but the LA Girl is dewier. So they don’t clash. Thee most important thing is that foundations are both wasters based. Couse as you know oil and water don’t mix too well.

As you start playing around in building your own foundation formula you will quickly realize what works better with what.

Are you mixing your foundation comment don below?

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