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How to Pick the Right Foundation Before Testing It at Home

by Delali Cosmetics on July 16, 2021

We all want a foundation that leaves our skin looking like skin but better!

In fact, the perfect foundation is one that won’t even show when you apply it. But getting your foundation shade right can be tricky, especially when shopping online.

And I get it, there are just way too many foundation shades out there to choose from, how do you know which one’s right for you?

Here’s the thing: Foundation isn’t a one shade fits all.


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Before you buy your next foundation, there are a few factors to consider that'll help you pick a shade that blends seamlessly with your skin.

Today I’m walking you through how to pick the right foundation for your skin tone every time.


Understand your undertones

Figuring out your undertones is really important before you choose the perfect foundation for your skin.

But for us to be able to determine what kind of undertones we have, we need to know what undertones even mean!

To break it down simply, these are the shades that peak through the color of your skin that can be seen with the naked eye.

Start by flipping your hand over and look at the veins inside your wrist. Pay attention to the color of the veins and how they look to the natural eye.

All you need to remember is this:

  • Warm: If the base tone of your skin is yellow or gold, or your veins look greenish you have warm undertones.
  • Cool: If you see hints of pink or red, then you have cool undertones.
  • Neutral: If there’s a mixture of both warm and cool hues, or your undertone is the same color as your actual skin color, then you fall into the neutral category.


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Seasonal Changes

Another thing to consider when picking the right foundation is how your skin responds to the sun - you may be a shade or two darker in the summer than in the winter.

If you decide to switch up foundations as the seasons change, a bronzier look is perfect for summer while a less darker foundation is ideal for the winter.

Use the same undertone color profile when choosing your shade. Sun-kissed goddess or not, your undertones won’t change, beautiful.


Think about the finish of your foundation

If you’re a newbie to wearing foundation, then you should probably start out with a sheer foundation that has buildable coverage.

I’m obsessed with our anti-creasing, cake-free Liquid Hd Foundation. This oil free formula is literally your skin in a bottle. We have 14 shades of weightless, long-wear, buildable, medium to full coverage to enhance your complexion

For our sisters who have acne prone skin or discoloration, we highly recommend our HD Mini Pro Palettes as they come with correctors that you can use to cancel out some of the discoloration before applying your foundation.


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Try it out in different lighting

Know how lighting is everything if you want to take the perfect selfie? Well it’s like that with foundation too.

The secret is to select a shade that looks like your skin the most when you look at it in natural light

Do your foundation check close to a window or somewhere where you can see yourself in natural light.

This will help you to see the pigments most clearly.

If you pick a shade that is not right for your undertone you’ll look ashy.


Take a shade-matching quiz

This is a great way to find your foundation shade online.

We offer an amazing Shade Finder on our website that will match you to the perfect foundation for your skin tone.


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The bottom line

Quality, natural-looking makeup made specifically for dark skin is what Délali Robinson Cosmetics is all about.  

Are you tired of not being able to find your right match?

Find your perfect foundation shade match with one of the 14 shades in our HD Liquid Foundation.

This long lasting formula weightlessly delivers buildable coverage that will leave your skin with a natural, skin-like finish. Click here to snag some today.