FINDING YOUR PERFECT FOUNDATION IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK.
"Pick three very similar shades and. using your finger. swatch along the jaw-line. blending down the neck. When you try three colours in the same family. it really does show the undertones of the shade and reveals what looks best on your skin tone." — GRACE LEE, lead makeup artist for Maybelline New York in Canada
Foundation is the unsung hero of your beauty look. Your red lips and cat eye may get all the attention, but consider this: “It doesn’t matter what kind of makeup you have on—if the canvas looks good, the rest of it will too,” says Grace Lee, lead makeup artist for Maybelline New York in Canada. And, most importantly, you’ll feel good. Here’s how to find your perfect foundation fit.
FIND “THE ONE”
You want your foundation to blend into skin in order to let your true self shine through. The good news? Finding your correct shade is easier than ever. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation line now comes in 40 shades (from Fair Porcelain to Espresso) in a variety of warm and cool tones. Remove all your face makeup and test three shades along the jaw line in natural light. The shade that disappears into your skin is your colour.
BLEND, BLEND, BLEND!
Part of the fun of foundation is you can apply as much (or as little!) as you want depending on your mood—and all it takes is one easy step. Want something more sheer? Use a damp sponge, blending out from the middle of the face. For full coverage, use a makeup brush.
Experiment with your look by mixing and matching your base with products you already have in your makeup bag. Foundation plus your face cream equals instant tinted moisturizer. Or, if you’re feeling a dewy look, mix in some rose oil. Finally, for a glowy look à la Gigi Hadid, add a dab of strobing cream to your base. The only rules here are to have fun—and to feel your best!