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  • Writer's pictureViktorija Linkeviciute

How to find the right foundation for your skin

Finding the right type and shade of foundation is quite difficult. I remember when I was younger I would wear a foundation that wasn't meant for my skin type or even my skin tone, so I looked like a shiny mess! So hopefully with these tips, you won't make the same mistakes as me, yikes...


First, you need to figure out what skin tone are you. There are three different types: cool, neutral, and warm. There are a few ways you can do that.

1. Check the colour of your veins

So the first thing you can do is just check the colour of your veins. If your veins are blue or purple, you may have a cool skin tone, if they are green or olive, then you may have a warm skin tone. If it is both, then you may have a neutral skin tone.

2. Hold a piece of paper next to your skin

Hold a piece of paper next to your face and if you can see yellow undertones, then you have a warm skin tone, if it's more pinkish or blue, then you may have a cool undertone. If it is more gray, then you may have a neutral skin tone.

3. Check what jewellery fits you more

You can check what colour jewellery looks nicer with your skin tone. If you prefer gold jewellery, then you may have a warm skin tone, if it's silver, then you may have a cooler skin tone. If it's both, then your skin tone is most likely neutral.

4. Check if you burn or tan

The last way you can find out your skin undertones is to check if you burn or tan. So if you burn in the sun, you most likely have cool undertones, if burn - warm.

Skin Type

There are a few different skin types and you need to be aware of them when buying a foundation because you don't want to look greasy if you have oily skin! So there are 4 main skin types:

1. Oily Skin

Oily skin occurs if it produces excess sebum. This skin is more prone to acne.

2. Dry Skin

Dry skin is flakier and can also feel tight if not moisturised enough.

3. Combination Skin

Combination skin is a mix of oily and dry skin. So usually T-zone is oily and cheeks are dry.

4. Normal Skin

The skin is neither oily nor dry.

Foundation Type

Now the last thing you need to check is what type of foundation coverage you want. There are 3 main types: light, medium and full.

1. Light Coverage

Light coverage foundation provides a really sheer finish.

The best foundations with light coverage are MAC Face and Body Foundation and The Ordinary Serum Foundation.

You can purchase them here:,

2. Medium Coverage

Medium coverage can cover some of the blemishes.

The best foundation with medium coverage is Fenty Beauty PRO FILT'R Soft Matte Longwear Foundation.

You can purchase it here:

3. Full Coverage

Full coverage would cover all the blemishes.

The best foundations with full coverage are Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick.

You can purchase them here:,

Hopefully, this will help you find a good foundation for your skin!


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