A Foolproof Way to Find Your Foundation Shade

A Foolproof Way to Find Your Foundation Shade Pretty Woman
This beauty knows the secret of a perfectly matched complexion.


Foundation can be a tricky cosmetic to buy when shopping in person and even harder online when you only have screen shots instead of the actual product to evaluate.  Some people feel trying a few shades of the foundation on their face in a few stripes before gently blending in is the best way to find your closest match. However, they would be mistaken since the face is usually darker than your neck that has paler skin.  Ask yourself how many times have you seen women on television with browner faces against white necks. Unless you want to look as if your face is one color and your neck another, then I have a foolproof way to find your foundation shade.

Before you begin, it helps to think about your coloring.  Do you know what your undertone is?  If not, here’s an easy method to figure it out.  Warm skin tones have traces of gold and red undertones.  You’ll see peach beige tones in warm foundations.  On the other hand, cool skin tones have some pink to the skin.  You might also notice some traces of blue to their fair white skin.  Cool foundations have more pink to the beige. If you happen to have both warm and cool undertones, then you are a neutral undertone.  Having this information before making a foundation selection is essential and helps in this foolproof way to find your foundation shade

When sampling foundations, I suggest comparing a few shades on your neck just below your chin.  This area is where your skin is the lightest and free from sun exposure.  After all, your goal is to get your face and neck the same continuous color—not mix-matched.  Therefore, by aiming for a foundation color to match the lightest skin you have will give you the best results for the most natural look possible.  If you remember the undertone and working from there with those few shades, this is a foolproof way to find your ideal foundation shade.  Try it and you’ll love the results!




  1. Dayana Zahari
    December 23, 2015 / 8:53 pm

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  2. Brenda
    December 25, 2015 / 5:00 am

    Good idea, thanks!

  3. janetfaye
    December 25, 2015 / 8:12 am

    I will have to do this, thanks!

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