Find the Perfect Shades for Your Skin Tone
Color matching can often feel like a very daunting task, especially with the inevitable change in tones with the change in seasons. Your complexion is complex and goes through many changes, so it is super important to build a proper cosmetic (or foundation) wardrobe.
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Creating a Smooth Finish
Before exploring skin tone, it is super-duper important to remember that your complexion is complex, and it can be beneficial to build a cosmetic wardrobe! Building a cosmetic wardrobe will help to account for changes in your skin tone. Also, don’t forget that your skin tone and complexion are not one and the same. Your skin tone refers to the color of your skin while your complexion is about your overall appearance. For example, red cheeks or dark under-eye circles are colors that are included in your complexion in addition to your natural skin tone!
If you have ever gone searching for makeup you have probably read the words cool, warm, and neutral when describing different skin tones. Those words are used to describe the skin’s undertone – kind of like a shadow that’s always there, it’s the muted color beneath the skin’s surface. While you may find that your skin tone changes with the seasons, your undertone will stay the same. Learning how to find your perfect skin tone match mainly relies on identifying your undertone. These are the different undertones:
– Cool: red and pink with bluish hints
– Warm: yellow, peachy, and golden hues
– Neutral: olive or a balanced mix of the shades above
It’s also important to remember that your skin type is determined by genetics. However, the condition of your skin can change depending on internal and external factors.
Normal skin: is well-balanced skin. The scientific term for healthy skin is eudermic.
Dry skin: produces less sebum (oil) than normal skin. As a result of the lack of sebum, dry skin lacks the lipids that it needs to retain moisture and build a protective shield against external influences.
Oily skin: has heightened sebum production. This overproduction is known as seborrhea.
Combination skin: consists of a mixture of normal, dry, or oily skin. For example, you may have an oily t-zone and dry cheeks.
Lastly, it’s also important to keep in mind any skin conditions such as acne, barrier sensitivity, over or under-exfoliated skin when building your cosmetic wardrobe. Your skin condition must be considered when choosing what to put on your skin. For example, an oil-control primer would be good for oily skin whereas a moisturizing primer would be good for normal to dry skin. Not only will it feel better nut it will further balance the skin condition. Also, pay attention to the types of problems that can arise due to your lifestyle.
Creating a Smooth Finish
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, creating a smooth finish to your makeup routine begins with using a proper primer! The main purpose of primer is to smoothen out the skin to help your makeup look more polished and even. Think of it as prepping the skin like a canvas for the makeup you’ll be putting on. Primer fills in your pores, blurs your blemishes, and brings smoothness to your skin. Primer is like a base that gives the makeup something to adhere to. It protects the skin by acting as a barrier and helps your makeup last longer.
We are constantly in the mode of change – yes is great, but sometimes it can be painful to make a necessary change. Change is necessary because we are living, breathing, growing beings. Sometimes our self-care regimen is carried out by habit as opposed to mindful solutions to what we have going on. Updating and considering other things and ways of doing things keeps us agile and more present. We want to be mindful, and purposeful, and proactive – choosing wisely how we spend our time and utilize our resources.
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