How to Choose Your Mineral Foundation Shade
Perhaps someone at Mintel had a light build moment and made them aware of the growth in the so called “ethnic” population.
For example people of mixed heritage are the fastest growing minorities in the UK.
It is important that you know the major tone of your skin in terms of its shade be it light, medium or dark. You may not exactly slot into any one colour category and fall somewhere in between which is fairly common.
Coverage: Mineral foundation provides sheer, medium to full coverage. Mineral pigments lay ever so lightly on top of the skin without settling on fine lines and wrinkles. It effortlessly buffs and blends onto the skin creating a velvety smooth finish that looks exactly like your skin but better.
Primer for Mineral Foundation, Mineral foundation can be worn alone but you may still wear moisturizers to act like a primer and enhance the adhesion of mineral pigments on your skin. Here are a few recommendations: Organic Virgin Argan Oil – recommended for all skin types
Then Mac – another expensive trailblazer – brought out some colours that were truly worthy of praise. But the foundation ingredients were lab produced, not high quality. Not even Chanel, Estee Lauder and MyFace could provide a safe alternative, without the nasty fillers and chemical nasties.
The skin undertone (commonly shortened to “skin tone”) is not your actual skin colour. It is the tint beneath the top layer of the skin, which basically determines if a person’s skin is warm, cool or neutral:
Which Shade or Colour? We’ve all done it before – purchasing and testing foundation from a counter only to find out later on that it doesn’t suit your skintone one bit! The best thing to do is order samples.
COOL UNDERTONES are characterised by pink, red and blue tints on the skin.
To quote Alanis “Isn’t it ironic” that a small scale UK based natural hair and skin care manufacturer should diversity and start making mineral powder foundation products that go as dark as the typical West Indian or African complexion.
Your skin colour may change, considerably; depending on the time of year but your skin undertone will be pretty much the same throughout your entire life. Identifying your skin undertone is the key in getting to know your skin better.
In 2009 the Dominican Republic’s Arlenis Sosa became the face of Lancome, then Beyonce followed by being the face of L’Oreal, in the Spring of 2011, Britain’s own Jourdan Dunn was the face of YSL’s Touche Eclat.
Begin your mineral powder foundation application outside the cheekbone area near the hairline where coverage is mostly needed. Move your application brush or sponge towards the upper cheekbones, forehead, sides of the face and nose.
The media has taken notice of the economic global market, the recognition of Asia as the potential new super economy.
Most mineral powder foundation doesn’t require finishing powder because it has excellent staying power that lasts for hours on end.
GARMENT METHOD: Put on a cream and white top and ask yourself which looks good on you. If the cream top (this also includes other clothing from the ivory family) looks gorgeous on you, you are warm toned. If you look amazing in white, you are cool toned.