We all have been through this and understand the pain of spending significantly on our make up foundation, yet not getting the expected results. The understanding of the various palettes and shades, and also your skin tone is very important before choosing the correct foundation.
To begin with, one should understand the various kinds of foundation that are available in the market and deciding which one would be best suited. There are sticks, liquids, creams, and powders. If you have normal skin, you’re fine with anything. Dry skin is best with a cream or liquid—these glide easily over the skin. Oily skin is best with an oil-free liquid but a powder foundation’s even better.
Foundation should always match your skin tone. Don’t try to fake a porcelain face when you aren’t that fair. Likewise, don’t try to fake a two week vacation sun tan if you aren’t that dark. Anything other than your real color will look like a mask. When you put foundation on, it should disappear on the skin—then you know it’s the right shade.
If your skin color is between two shades, go with the darker shade. A too-light foundation is more noticeable—it will appear to be sitting on the surface of the skin.
Don’t be surprised if you need to switch shades with the seasons. If you go in the sun (with a smart sunscreen, of course) your foundation should change to match your tawnier skin tone. Most women need one shade for winter, another for summer.