Beauty

How to pick the right foundation for your skin tone

Author: Elle Canada

Beauty

How to pick the right foundation for your skin tone

 

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Foundation Fixes

VERY FAIR SKIN

“Too-heavy foundation will show right away on pale skin,” says Trinidad Rivas, national education manager for Make Up For Ever. Pick a lightweight hydrating formula. READ MORE: 4 global social media stars share their beauty must-haves

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: ImaxTree Credits: ELLE Canada

Foundation Fixes

VERY FAIR SKIN

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid Foundation in 110 ($50), at sephora.com. READ MORE: How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin tone

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: Make Up For Ever Credits: ELLE Canada

Foundation Fixes

FAIR TO MEDIUM SKIN

Avoid a pink base—it doesn’t mesh with yellow undertones. Unless you’re the fairest of the fair, says hairstylist and makeup artist Sheri Stroh, a yellow base is generally more flattering. READ MORE: 8 hot beauty buys for August

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: ImaxTree Credits: ELLE Canada

Foundation Fixes

FAIR TO MEDIUM SKIN

M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 in NC25 ($32), at maccosmetics.ca. READ MORE: 8 lipsticks ELLE Canada editors swear by

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: M.A.C Cosmetics Credits: ELLE Canada

Foundation Fixes

OLIVE SKIN

Olive skin tends to have yellow undertones, so look for the same tone in the foundation you buy. “A warm yellow will counteract any pink or redness in the skin,” says Stroh. READ MORE: Tilda Swinton's 10 boss beauty secrets (they include chip fat)

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: IMaxTree Credits: ELLE Canada

Foundation Fixes

OLIVE SKIN

CoverFX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation in G50 ($40), at Shoppers Drug Mart. READ MORE: The essential guide to packing makeup for summer trips

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: CoverFX Credits: ELLE Canada

Foundation Fixes

DARK SKIN

Look for a caramel-hued foundation, which can help counteract the grey or ashy undertones often seen in dark skin. READ MORE: The only products you need in your carry-on bag

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: TK Credits: ELLE Canada

Foundation Fixes

DARK SKIN

Too Faced Born This Way Absolute Perfection Foundation in Caramel ($49), at sephora.com. READ MORE: 14 skincare hacks for sensitive skin

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: Too Faced Credits: ELLE Canada
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How to pick the right foundation for your skin tone