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Get your Skintone

I went to Kicks, a makeup shop chain in Sweden, to get my skin tone code. They make it thus. With a little gearsteg 1 they point on three places of your face and so get a skin tone code with which you can buy the foundations that match your skin color.

I have done it twice. First time the shop assistant measured on three points of my cheeks, which are often red, and very red then, because I had been walking briskly in town. The result thus became fawlty as I am more yellow/golden basically. But may obviously be useful for choosing a blushing shade. So yesterday I did a test again in another shop of the chain, c and told her not to measure where I was reddish. She then measured at three points on the neck and the color I was matched to was a Max Factor somewhat number 55. I found out this color’s name is Buff Beige, which sounds perfectly allright. Buff being a color I look good in.

From Youtube comes this video, with Alice Red putting on foundation:

 

Here are some women with fair to light complexions and the foundation colors that suits them.

L’Oréal True Match Beige Buff N4Buff Beige

L’Oréal True Match N1True Match Soft Ivory

N1 a very Neutral Light. She is golden and peachy in tone.

Classic Ivory

L’Oréal True Match  Classic Ivory N2. Woman not as golden, but more matte skin.

Classic Ivory

L’Oréal True Match Natural Buff N3

Natural Buff

L’Oreal True Match C1 Alabaster — Cool tone and very very pale.Alabaster

L’Oréal True Match C2 Natural Ivory .  Also for cold toned women.Natural Ivory

L’Oréal True Match W1 Porcelaine   A warmish light color on the foundation. Her flecks are warm brown.Porcelain

L’Oréal True Match W2 Light Ivory. She is warm under the reddish cast.

Light Ivory

 

L’Oréal True Match W3 Nude Beige. Also warm but not as light.

Guess we have an Autumn here.

sheNude Beige

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Makeup.com: Foundation Guide

How To: Pick the Right Foundation for Your Skin Type

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Aging Skin
Heavy product can settle into fine lines and wrinkles so opt for a light coverage liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer for younger-looking, luminous skin. MDC Picks: Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Skin Correcting Makeup Duo; Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint

Dry Skin
To quench your dry skin throughout the day, Almodovar recommends a light coverage, hydrating foundation. When applying your product, use your “fingers and press the product into the skin,” for longer-lasting coverage, Almodovar says. MDC Picks: Yves Saint Laurent Perfect Touch; Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm

It’s the Foundation Tips for Any Skin Type
No matter what foundation you’re using, here are six great application tips from Almodovar to keep in mind.
1. Start with the foundation on and around the nose as that’s where most of the redness occurs.
2. Avoid the under eye area, that’s where concealer! goes.
3. Contour (cheeks, forehead, nose, jawline and temples) with a darker shade in the same formula.
4. If you use your fingers, press the foundation into the skin as much as possible for a radiant natural glow.
5. When using a sponge to apply your foundation, roll with every touch to blend.
6. If you prefer to apply your product with a brush, use small circular strokes to buff the foundation in to the skin.

base of every beauty look and the tool that keeps our confidence in check when our skin won’t cooperate: foundation.  As with any beauty essential, sometimes the quest to find the perfect fit for your skin can leave a girl a bit overwhelmed by options. To help you wade through the choices, we caught up with professional makeup artist Gabriel Almodovar for his advice on how to pick the best foundation for your skin type.

how to choose foundation

Acne-Prone Skin
If acne is a major skin concern for you, Almodovar recommends a medium to full coverage foundation to cover textured skin. When applying your foundation use a “clean brush or a clean sponge every application applying the product in a stippling motion.” MDC Picks: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen; Dermablend Cover Crème
Normal Skin
If you’re one of the lucky ones with normal skin, the level of coverage is really up to your personal preference! Test out matte and luminous options to decide which texture you like best. MDC Picks:Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation; Shu Uemura Nobara Cream Cover Stick Foundation

Fair to Light Skintones: Alabaster

This beautiful girl came up among the Google pictures for ”alabaster skin”.  At first glance I saw her skintone’s just like my own. Could be a diffrence, though, depending on how good my screen is on correctly showing colors.Minty

By the way, some definitions of alabaster white color:

First an alabaster goddess – or woman:

Bildresultat för alabaster

She looks surely White. This is My kind of Whiteness. Alabaster skin said to be ”very pale white and translucent. See Nicole Kidman for a comparison. As you can see, diffrent lights seem to change her complexion color:

     

     

     

    More Shades for Diffrent Skin Colors

     

    Here is Nicole Kidman showing which colors she pulls best. Being an equally pale woman myself, but pinks don’t become me at all. Kidman has on diffrent color analysis sites been typed as a Spring but also as a Summer. So she is most certainly a Light shifting between Warm and Cool. Guess this is why she can wear pinks so well. Althoug the pink shades illustrated here lean more to the peach/apricot direction as seen on my screen.

    What is the diffence between skins of alabaster, marble,  snowwhite, creamy white?

    FAIR: SKIN

    Soft pink, tawny and beige
    tones work best for alabaster
    complexions……………………………………………

    MEDIUM-FAIR: SKIN

    Spiced-up neutrals make fair to
    medium skin tones look healthy-and enhance features without
    overpowering them. Look for
    yellow undertones and gold flecks
    to take basic nudes and taupes

    ……………………………..Demonstrated by Sarah Jessica Parker – (No, I haven’t been watching Sex and the City, not a single program!) but knows Jessica to be, according to color analysis sites, a Soft, and so has been typed both Soft Summer and Soft Autumn.

    Yellow undertones and gold flecks – well, this is the epitome of Autumns, not only the Soft version.  And my skin and hair color could certainly respond to that combination.

    Bye, Jessica and Nicole!

     

     

    Skin Cool or Warm?

    This Fair Lady with red hair and freckles, says Wisegeek.com.: ”People with fair complexions and blue eyes tend to have cool undertones to their skin.

    I could, unfortunately not copy the portrait, but here is a link. Well, later on, it could be copied from another page on Wisegeek.

    A young woman’s face framed by a strong orange-red mane. Might be natural, might be colored. Her face being very fair and with golden freckles all over her cheeks. Her lapis lazuli blue irises are mirrored in earrings of same blue tone.

    Wisegeek believes this girl has cool undertones because of her strong blue eyes.

    I don’t know. Think the freckles all over seem very golden, i.e. warm. Hair is warm. Eyebrows too. And look at patches on back what a bold yellow/golden.

    Skin beneath those freckles forming galaxies of gold on her otherwise fair white skin.

    Do I find anything cool in all this fairness? Yes, see some fair pink on her forhead, nose and chin. But that might be how the sun has burnt her and it might be blood shining through her delicate white skin. But blood color usually shines through cheeks on warm women, not so much on cheeks. So I guess she has burnt a little in the sun and that this is what Wisegeek sees.

    Ok, she might have some coolness, but mainly she is a typical fair warm.

    Like me!

    Or what do you think?

     

    12 Blueprints – posts on color behavior

    ”Alla” 1900-talets färger. (flytta till nytt inlägg)

     

    Color links to 12 Blueprints,  where knowledgeable women talk about color:

    http://www.12blueprints.com/black-and-white-for-12-seasons/

    http://www.12blueprints.com/when-does-wearing-black-harm-your-brand/

    http://www.12blueprints.com/no-summerwinter-or-springautumn-blends/

    http://www.12blueprints.com/introducing-12-blueprints-cosmetics/

    http://www.12blueprints.com/turquoise-for-12-seasons/

    http://www.12blueprints.com/yellow-for-12-seasons/

    http://www.californiapaints.com/find-color/color-collections/20th-century-colors-of-america.aspx
    http://www.12blueprints.com/the-mystery-of-brown/

    http://www.12blueprints.com/how-the-5-autumns-add-brown-to-hair-colour/

    http://www.12blueprints.com/clear-and-muted-orange-in-eyes/

    http://www.12blueprints.com/choosing-the-best-gray/

    http://www.12blueprints.com/3-great-colours-on-the-12-seasons/

    http://www.12blueprints.com/can-natural-hair-colour-ever-be-wrong/

    http://www.12blueprints.com/getting-more-from-your-12-tone-swatch-book/

    http://www.12blueprints.com/spring-and-autumn-natural/

    Now, have a go on this picture test: To which season does this pretty dress belong? The dress in peacock blue with orange pattern. One of a kind, really, if you ask me. But it is not so simple. Christinems writes in the post:

    ” When we see that orange flowered dress among items that seem very True Spring – does it belong? How will we figure it out? By measuring it using comparison, of course!! Lie the swatch book on it and see what happens.”

    Well, looking at the dress it feels glowingly hot, so could it be Warm Autumn? Or Bright Spring.

    The Spring dress to the bottom right confuses me. Spring? Really? Could not Autumns wear it, too?

    Spring and Autumn Colours

    Now she asks:” Where do the flowered dress and leopard print go? Not any easier, is it? If the leopard print is Bright Spring, it will be fine with a little black. Ditto the orange dress if it’s Autumn.”

    Leopard dress – bright spring? But it is not bright at all. And can we be sure it is a warm beige? Beiges like this, when ordered from clothes shops, often turn out to be matte coldly greyished, not anything that enhances the looks of warm colored people.  So I say: the leopard dress could as well be for a Summer.

    The item with big white flowers on a red background, this I have no opinion of. It seems, in my eyes, more matte, cooler than the sprightly clear red dress on the top left. I see them both being of coral hues. Both are hot, so worn best by Brights and very Warms.

     

    Spring or Autumn Choices

     

    Finding Undertones on thigh or underarm

    Carole Jackson wrote in ”Colour Me Beautiful” that you find what undertones you have by watching the skin beneath any freckles on the surface of the skin.

    Then another trick is to look at the palm of your hand.

    Or to see if your venes go towards blue or green.

    I have done all that and found out my undertones are golden, not yellow, but golden: like buff or yellow ockra.

    Lately, however, people have started talking about all those colours as ”overtone”, which means that ”undertones” are entirely diffrent.

    Some people have yellow faces, but are still Winters.  Some have rosy complexions, but look best in warm colours.

    I, myself, have much pink in my skin, visible especially in broad day- light, when sun is shining the brightest. But I have an obvious trans- lucency to my skin, which makes the red underskin shine through.

    Have you tested to press down with your fingertips the skin of your underarm or your tigh? Do that, and see what tone will be occurring round the area where you press your fingers. You can also press and make a …. ing movement. See how the tone follows the movement of your fingertips.

    This is very interesting: I have established, already, that my skin is oyster with golden ockre, and so I thought this was all there was. But with the finger tip pressing test, a completely diffrent hue was being reflected. The tone that appears when pressing on my tigh, or my underarm for that matter, is a warm satin grey. That will be my true undertone, I should guess.

    Now, my husband and I have nearly exact matches of overtones, we are both warm, light and golden. But his undertone, I discovered, is a distinguished copper.

    Myself, though being a redhead, cannot wear copper. I tried it once on my eyebrows – but it clashed very pronouncedly.

    Now: warm, soft, satin grey or hard copper. What undetones can you find, else?

     

     

    My Zyla Colours – an Attempt

    My White – Essence color: very fair Oyster, golden white, golden light peach and golden yellow rose.

    My skin colour among these colours: is the one on the right above: very very light buff, matching the caramel coloured spots.

    The yellow golden on the left is very similar to my skin colour, but is very subtle, hardly noticeable on my porcelaine kind of skin.

    My colour is fair and warm/golden, as fair as nr 100 – easily burning in sun. But ground colour is nr 125 – yellow golden undertone.Bildresultat för undertone buffBildresultat för skin coloursBildresultat för colour buff

    Bildresultat för yellowish pink colorBildresultat för golden colour

    My Red – Romantic colour: Warm dark Rosy Old Pink: Dark Frangipan red, Dark warm Red, Rich Apple Red, Bildresultat för old rose colour

    My Blue – Dramatic colour: Turquoise, light teal

    Bildresultat för light teal

     

    Zyla has not got any colours of ”My Greens”. But some people do have greenish shades in their Venes and / or in their Eyes.

     

    My Energy Colour – Dark Green: Olive, Teal or Jade and Warm Coffee(Darkest part of Iris – my Iris is of mixed shades: teal/jade/turquoise and coffee and amber – could even be blue and green or Warm Grey, depending on clothing colours) –Coffee I transmit to being First Base.Bildresultat för olive colourBildresultat för olive colourBildresultat för blue greenBildresultat för olive colourBildresultat för coffee colorBildresultat för green blue

    My Tranquility Colour:  Light Pure Green, dito Blue, Light Teal, Jade, Turquoise, Amber, Grey (Lightest Part of Iris)

    Bildresultat för jade green eyesBildresultat för light amber eyes

    Bildresultat för light teal

    Bildresultat för blue greenBildresultat för light blue eyesBildresultat för light blue eyes

     

    My ”Black” (First Base Colur) (Ring around Iris)- not Black at all. I should say same as Dark colours of Iris, Same as Energy Colours:Dark Green Teal or Jade or Olive or Antracite Grey. Darkest part of Iris – my Iris being of mixed shades: teal/jade/turquoise. could even be blue and green or Warm Grey, depending on clothing colours)Bildresultat för warm greyBildresultat för olive colour

    My ”Brown”, so called Second base: (Well, my ”Blacks” contains Coffee and Amber!) But my Browns should be, according to Zyla, the Darkest tones of my hair: that is, should say, Dark Amber.Bildresultat för dark amber

    My ”Khaki”, Third base, Lightest tones of Hair, should be Light Amber, and Renaissance light red. (Thinking of queen Elizabeth I, and Simonetta Vespucchi, the model of Sandro Botticelli in several of his paintings: for instance Birth of Venus and the Four Seasons.)Bildresultat för light amberBildresultat för simonetta vespucciBildresultat för simonetta vespucci

    Info on colours for fair complexions

     Newsletter from Makeup.com

    Hey, Snow White! Others fawn over your fair complexion resembling that of a porcelain doll — but little do they know how frustrating finding the right makeup for your skin tone can be.

    Even the lightest of colors seems to be too dark in comparison and blending your heart out just leaves you with what’s known as the “makeup mask.” Ditch the colors that sorta, kinda work because MDC is here to help you find the ideal shades to complement your ivory complexion. Here’s what you fair-skinned beauties need to look for when taking a trip down the makeup aisle.

    fair skin

    Work With Your Undertones

    If you think your understanding of your skin tone doesn’t need to extend past the fair skin category, you would be mistaken. Choosing the right makeup is dependent on your undertones, too!

    Foundation for Fair Skin

    Working with your undertone will help you determine which foundation is perfect for your fair complexion. Have you figured out whether you’re cool, warm or neutral? Perfect. (If you’re still unsure, ask an expert at a beauty department counter.) Try one of these fair-friendly foundations and pinpoint your exact shade based on your undertone findings!

    Fair-Skinned Favorites: Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation, Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H, L’Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup

    Choosing the Right Blush

    Finding the right blush can be difficult since many shades can look too stark and obvious against your fair skin. A little flush is meant to look natural (not clown-like!).

    Ideal hues include soft pink, peach or coral — more specifically, warm skin tones look best in peach and coral

    while cool tones look best in rosy pinks and light mauves.

    Related: How to Find the Right Blush for Your Skin Tone

    Best Bronzer for You

    You might feel like bronzer is not even in the realm of possibility — that’s definitely not the case. Not only can you rock bronzer, but you can rock it in multiple ways – including in contouring your fair skin.

    Add a little warmth to your cheeks by finding a sheer shade that has a hint of peach or shimmery pink (just not too shimmery!). As a rule of thumb, less is more — you can always add on as needed, but too much bronzer and you won’t be fooling anyone!

    Related:
    The Basics of Bronzer

    Eye Shadow Shades

    You’ve heard it before: Eye shadow shades that are too dark will come off bruise-like

    and hues that are too rosy will make you look sick.

    And neutral? Forget about it — they’ll blend right in with your skin tone!

    If you have warm undertones, it’s best to stick with bronze and earthy colors,

    while cool undertones look perfect in jewel-tones and gray or metallic shadesLooking for the shadow palette that will do it all, no matter your undertones? The Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette has it all!

    Flattering Lipstick Colors

    Contrary to what some may think, light-skinned ladies can wear shades that range from barely there to bright and bold!

    When shopping for the perfect nude, look for shades that have a slight pink or peach note, so that you don’t look washed out. We love the YSL Rouge Volupté is Nude Beige!

    Shades with peachy-coral hues are perfect for cool undertones,

    while fair skin with warm undertones look stunning in orange lipstick! S

    till searching for a ravenous red? If you have

    cool undertones, opt for a bluish red like NYX Matte Lipstick in Perfect Red and those of you with warmer undertones look best with an orangey red like NYX Simply Red Lip Cream in Seduction.

    Hey, light-skinned lovelies! What are some of your favorite fair-friendly shades? Share in the comments below!

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    You might feel like bronzer is not even in the realm of possibility — that’s definitely not the case. Not only can you rock bronzer, but you can rock it in multiple ways – including in contouring your fair skin. Add a little warmth to your cheeks by finding a sheer shade that has a hint of peach or shimmery pink (just not too shimmery!). As a rule of thumb, less is more — you can always add on as needed, but too much bronzer and you won’t be fooling anyone!

    Related:
    The Basics of Bronzer

    Eye Shadow Shades

    You’ve heard it before: Eye shadow shades that are too dark will come off bruise-like and hues that are too rosy will make you look sick. And neutral? Forget about it — they’ll blend right in with your skin tone! If you have warm undertones, it’s best to stick with bronze and earthy colors, while cool undertones look perfect in jewel-tones and gray or metallic shades. Looking for the shadow palette that will do it all, no matter your undertones? The Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette has it all!

    Flattering Lipstick Colors

    Contrary to what some may think, light-skinned ladies can wear shades that range from barely there to bright and bold! When shopping for the perfect nude, look for shades that have a slight pink or peach note, so that you don’t look washed out. We love the YSL Rouge Volupté is Nude Beige!

    Shades with peachy-coral hues are perfect for cool undertones, while fair skin with warm undertones look stunning in orange lipstick! Still searching for a ravenous red? If you have cool undertones, opt for a bluish red like NYX Matte Lipstick in Perfect Red and those of you with warmer undertones look best with an orangey red like NYX Simply Red Lip Cream in Seduction.