I know finding the right shade of foundation and concealer can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! With the right products that are lightweight and blendable, you can achieve the perfect complexion.
The first step is determining the shade category for your skin. Here are some simple guidelines:
Porcelain: Very fair skin, burns easily, with pink undertones
Fair: Fair skin, burns easily, with neutral undertones
Medium: Medium skin with cool undertones
Tan: Olive to tan skin with yellow undertones
Deep: Olive to deep skinned women of color with yellow undertones
No matter your shade, choose a foundation that is lightweight and buildable.
My Take Cover Anti-Aging Foundation with SPF 20 is the perfect example. The airless pump delivers the right amount of product each time. Blend the lightweight formula with your fingertips, a make-up sponge or foundation brush for a flawless finish. It’s buildable, which means you can add a second layer in trouble areas for more coverage.
For a sheer tint of color, use my BB Cream All-In-One Skin Perfecting Beauty Balm. Optical brighteners instantly diffuse light and diminish the appearance of fine lines and blemishes while helping even out skin tone over time.
Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation is a unique creamy powder that can be used on its own or combined with your favorite primer or liquid base for a flawless finish. The luxuriously smooth and silky texture helps offset ruddiness, brightens sallow tones, and balances most complexions. When it comes to Baked powder foundations, it’s important to know how to properly use your brush. Paired with the Retractable Kabuki Brush, Balance-n-Brighten provides lightweight, skin-perfecting coverage. For fuller coverage, use a smaller brush (or retract your kabuki brush!) and target problem areas.
To combat blemishes and to create the perfect canvas for your make-up, you need a concealer that provides full coverage, without weighing you down. With all concealers, try to match your natural skin tone. Err on the lighter side if you are unsure, and blend fully.
My best-selling Real Deal Concealer is the ideal antidote to those flaws that have always plagued you--childhood scars, dark under-eye circles, even birthmarks. It provides serious coverage in a blendable formula that is oil-free and full of healthy vitamins. If you’re unsure what shade to choose, remember that most women are Light or Medium.
If you want versatile shade options in one palette, my Mix-n-Match Dream Creams Concealer & Highlighter is for you. Using your ring finger or a small brush, apply any of the creamy stripes of concealer to the under-eye area and dark, recessed parts of the face. Blend and layer on two or three colors to get the perfect shade any time of the year (darker for summer, lighter for fall). Dab highlighter over the concealer for luminosity, or use it on cheekbones, brow bones, center of the nose, and other areas you wish to highlight.
Whether or not you use concealer daily, pairing it with your perfect shade of foundation will give you a flawless face. Above all else, make sure the products you use are lightweight and blendable. Nothing looks (and feels!) worse than caked on creams and powders.
Finish off your flawless complexion with my Bronze-n-Brighten for a radiant, sun-kissed glow!