So how can you achieve that beautifully flawless finish? Here are some of our top tips on finding that perfect shade:
- Choose a foundation with the right base
Generally speaking Asian skin tones have yellow, golden or peachy undertones in them rather than pink, red or blue, so pick foundations with the according base.
- Vein Test
A good and quick way to help determine your skin’s undertone, although it doesn’t always work for everyone, is to check the colour of your veins. If your veins look blue, you have a cool undertone, if they look green you have a warm undertone and if you can’t tell, you’re neutral.
- Talk to the beauty consultant
Ask the person at the counter what foundations (if any) in their range are suited for Asian skin tones. Discuss what you want from your foundation such as a dewy or matte finish, long lasting or natural looking etc.
- Sample, Sample, Sample!
You can’t buy a foundation without trying it on so don’t feel pressured by the sales person to buy on the day, and remember to look at yourself in natural daylight as this is the most truthful lighting and will indicate you how you really look.
- Don’t go light
We all know people (including ourselves) who want to be lighter. As Asian women it may just be wired into our brains that fairer is better, but this just isn’t the case.
By wearing a foundation that is a few shades lighter you’re not doing yourself any favors, people can tell when your foundation is too light. Be proud of your natural skin tone and find a foundation that will compliment it.
So next time you’re looking for a foundation be sure to keep these simple tips in mind, and with there being more choice than ever on the market you will soon find the perfect match.