We all know how difficult it can be finding the right foundation shade, right? And don’t you find that when you do you tend to stick to it for years?! Well, I have. I use two Revlon colorstay foundations and have done for a loooong time! Switching and mixing between the two dependant on the time of year and whether I have a tan or not.
After recently visiting the MAC counter at Harvey Nichols, Leeds I discovered I am a NW20 which is opposite to what I thought I was (warm tone).
You can see that the MAC shade on the image above has a slightly warmer feel to it, but is almost a mix of the two – so I don’t feel I have been too far away from the perfect shade.
My advice to you when choosing your base, is to speak to an expert – go to a MAC counter or make-up assistant in your nearest Boots. I tried the colours on the back of my hand, which is a good place to start, but the colour here is so different to your face; don’t base your decision on that alone. Once you’ve found a shade you are reasonably comfortable with, place a streak on your jaw line heading towards your neck. The pefect shade will blend in perfectly. I’d then recommend you take a mirror compact and check the shade out in natural daylight – you will be so suprised at how different the colour looks compared to artificial light.
Take a photo of the colours you are wearing using your iPhone and see which you feel looks most natural there, if you are finding it difficult using a mirror.
Good luck….if you do want any advice in the meantime, please ask and I will be happy to help xoxo