All of the following may be best options of guide lines to follow, but always allow yourself to be creative, artistic and have fun with colour .
APPLYING MINERAL FOUNDATION PRESSED
-Always apply minerals in thin layers, two is usually sufficient.
make sure your Primer gel or moisturiser has absorbed before you apply your
-Swirl your professional
Kabuki brush in foundation.
-Begin applying with short, feathery, downward strokes and/or light circles.
WARM VERSUS COOL
Warm colours are – Yellows, Oranges, Browns, Yellowish greens and warm Reds.
Cool colours are – Blues, Greens, Pinks, Purples, Blue greens, Magenta’s and Blue based Reds.
- Examin your underside of your arms in a natural light. If veins appear blue you have a cool skin tone. If veins appear more greenish your colouring is warm.
- Fire is hot (warm) red, orange and yellow.
- And ice is cold (cool) blue, green and violet.
DETERMINING YOUR SKIN TONE Cool/ warm/ neutral
Be sure you are in natural or incondesent light as yellow light or fluorescent light will reflect of your skin.
Skin tone is not your skin colour it is the colour that is under the skin mainly cool or warm
ASSESSING YOUR SKIN COLOUR
You do not always have same skin Tone as colour for eg. You can be fair skinned and cool toned. Or fair skinned and warm toned, you could be dark skinned and cool toned or dark skinned and warm toned
You may need to switch your foundations for summer to winter depending on wether your skin is slightly darker in the summer months.
MATCHING FOUNDATION TO YOUR SKIN
The best place to test foundation is on the skin between your lower cheek and jaw bone,
The general rule is to choose a colour with blue or pink undertones if you have cool skin,
Select yellow tones if you have warm skin,
If you have or suffer from red skin, rosacia or eczma even if you have a cool skin tone selecting a yellow base will help you to camouflage redness.
If your skin is darker make sure your foundation does not make you look ashen, if it does try a different colour or a yellow base foundation.
MATCHING BLUSH TO YOUR SKIN
Blush is used to highlight the cheeks and should never look streaky so blend! blend! blend!
Darker skin always looks good with shades of plums, for cool skin tones burnt orange and bronze for warm skin tones.
Olive skin always looks good when wearing browns and coppers.
Medium skin always looks good when wearing apricots coral or peach.
Fair cool skin always looks good when wearing shades of pink or rose.
Fair warm skin always looks good when wearing beige or tawny.
MATCHING EYE SHADOW TO YOUR SKIN
Warm skin suit golden hue colours such as greens, browns, golds and pinks.
Cool skin suit blues ,greys, silver, pinks and plums.
Dark skin suit darker bolder colours.
MATCHING LIPSTICKS TO YOUR SKIN
Warm skin tones should lean towards Reds and browns or pale warm shades.
Cool skin tones; purples, rose and sheer pink gloss.
Olive skin tones; warm browns, beige, reds and pinks.
Fair warm skin tone; reds and warm pinks.
Fair cool skin tone; purples and cool pinks.