Most Indian women have beautiful brown complexions, but unfortunately, there isn’t always a lot information on beauty products and guidance that caters to our specific hues.
Fortunately, a growing number of cosmetic companies are becoming more accommodating to a broader range of women, and we have some great pointers that will help you make the most of your makeup routine.
Finding Your Perfect Makeup Tone & Undertone
First things first, don’t waste time with companies that are only limited to extremely lighter skinned hues. There are a number of makeup companies that offer a diverse range of colors, so start with brands like Fenty, Lancome, IMAN cosmetics and L’Oreal Paris True Match line, to name a few. Generally, you’re going to fall somewhere between light, medium and dark.
Some brands have as many as 40+ foundation shades to accommodate different variations of hues. Try and identify a few colors you feel might match your complexion, but please try it before you buy. Oftentimes, makeup does not look as it does on the packaging, once you put it on your face. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that some makeup oxidizes on your face, and turns a bit darker, and might look a bit darker, or more red or more yellow. That looks great with certain undertones and horrible with other undertones, so it’s important to do a little trial before committing to a foundation color.
Most people only worry about finding their color match, but undertones often go ignored. Even if three people are all dark or light, they might have different makeup, jewelry or clothing that looks better on one than another, all because they each have different undertones.
The simplest way to understand your undertone is to look at your veins in natural light. Do they look green? If yes, then you have a warm undertone. If your veins look blue or even slightly purple, you have a cool undertone. If you can’t quite decide whether your veins are blue or green and seem to have a bit of both, then you’ve got a neutral undertone.
How to Test For a Color Match
A lot of women are in the habit of applying a swatch of foundation on the back of their hand to see if the color matches. This is a bad idea because our hands aren’t always the same complexion as our faces, especially if you’re in the sun a lot and get tan. So instead of testing makeup on your hand, test it along your jawline. Make sure it matches your face and neck color, because nothing looks crazier than makeup that is too light or too dark for the rest of your body.
Before you buy any kind of makeup-- foundation, concealers, etc., pick products according to your skin type. If you have dry skin, you can get makeup with dewy finishes, but if you have oily skin,you want to avoid that. Oily girls should stick to mattifying and satin finishes instead.
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