Choosing the Right Organic Foundation Shade | Girls Mag

Choosing the Right Organic Foundation Shade

Choosing the right shade of make-up, particularly foundation, can be difficult, especially if you cannot test the product in person. Even in drugstores, it can be challenging to find the right shade for your skin, with the many selections available.

Perhaps you had recently purchased a bottle of organic foundation but found that the shade was not a match to your skin. Experiences like this can be extremely frustrating, especially if you purchase a full-size bottle and end up having to give it away to someone else. To avoid this, choose the right foundation shade for your skin.


Testing Shades

One of the most important things you need to do is to test out different shades of foundation. While swatching on your forearm may be helpful, it will be best to test out the product on your face. The skin on your arm tends to be darker than that of your face. Likewise, you have to test out the shades in natural lighting.

If you test some of the foundations on your face and find that your neck is lighter, you can opt to get a lighter shade. Adding some bronzer can then help warm up your complexion if you find your face to be too light with the new shade. There are many ways to find your shade match, but it will also be essential to think of how it will blend with all the other products you will be using.


Skin Undertone

To find the right shade of organic foundation, you need to understand your skin’s undertones. If it is, for instance, on the warmer side, then go for a foundation with yellow undertones. If it is on the cooler side, on the other hand, go for a foundation with pink undertones. It is also possible to have a more neutral undertone, where you have a mix of cool and warm undertones.


Skin Type

Another critical point of consideration when choosing an organic foundation is your skin type. If your skin is more on the combination or oily side, you should choose a more matte foundation. Using a dewy foundation may end up making your skin look oiler or even greasy. On the flip side, a dewy foundation will work well for normal or dry skin types to give just the right amount of radiance.


Coverage Level

The organic foundation is primarily applied to the face as the base for your entire make-up look. As such, its purpose is to create an even complexion and skin tone. Because of this, you also need to know what coverage level you need or want for your look. The great thing about light to medium coverage, for instance, is that it is buildable and thus ideal for a day-to-day look. You can opt for a full-coverage foundation if you prefer not having to do touch-ups midday, or want to conceal some acne or discoloration.


Skin Acidity

It is also essential to consider your skin’s acidity when choosing a shade for your foundation. If your skin is on the acidic side, you should opt to get a lighter shade because the acidity can darken your make-up colors after a few hours of use. Another thing you can do is to start by trying out a sample and observing how the color stays or changes after some time.

With the many different foundations available in stores today, coupled with the increasing popularity of organic products, you may be overwhelmed with your options. The organic beauty market is expected to grow even more due to the increasing demand for the products. As a result, it is best that you ultimately understand your skin and its characteristics, because these will be the key to determining the right shade for you.