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Selecting Foundation
Selecting Foundation

Help! I Need a Good Foundation

First of all, you need the right type for your skin. If you are unsure of your best foundation color, we can put a little on a sponge wedge to send you or in a tiny plastic jar. Use the heading for: 1 cent testers and choose the colors you think you would wear to try on first or email Linda@auracosmetics.com first.

Is your skin oily or shiny? In general, Powder Foundations are great on oilier skins. Try oil-free liquid foundations, oil-free tinted moisturizers, mineral powders in pressed or loose mineral powder foundations.

Does skin feel silky (probably slightly dry)

or rough (probably combination or oil-sensitive skin)

Do you have splotchy spots or little red veins? Try our full coverage Creme Foundations or foundation primers for rough or splotchy skins like oil free Flawless complexion Gels to smooth and tint under foundations or to use alone for a very sheer look.

Maybe your skin is dry and tends to wrinkle? Creme base foundations, Moisture Complex, Jojoba Liquid foundations, Aloe Foundations are good choices. Using oilfree Moisture Boost Hydra-Gel lotion under your foundation and powders helps keep skin from dehydrating.

Look in a mirror & feel your skin and then check out our recommendations below:

Color Tones:

Light: Light or fair skin tones 'mostly' come from northern European countries that have frequent snow and cloud coverage, so skins produce less melanin protection. Paler people are often very sensitive to the sun and burn much easier than those with more natural melanin in darker skins. Sun protection is very important to protect pale skins. This group is the most prone to skin cancers and wrinkles from sun exposure.

Medium Skin tones are typical of Southern Europe and Northern Asian descent. Sometimes referred to “olive”, this skin tone is a neutral balanced beige to warmer olive tones. These people usually tan well in the sun. That doesn’t mean skin is immune to sun-related aging!.

Darker skins produce the most melanin to ward off the harsh sun usually found near the equator in countries such as India, Middle East, most of Africa. Hyper-pigmentation (age spots) can result without the use of sunscreen.

Undertones refer to the natural shadows within the skin, eyes, teeth.

Cool undetones: red and pink with bluish hints, veins appear blue or purple under skin, silvery hues look natural but mustard hues clash

Warm: yellow, cream, peachy and golden hues, veins appear more greenish under skin surface

Neutral: almond-beige, olive, balanced and mixed muted shades