bwbc logo

How Do I Pick The Right Foundation

by Andriaka
(Greenville, SC)

Question: How Do I Pick The Right Foundation

I have dark skin and don't know what kind of foundation to use and also what is the best brand?

Camille's Answers:

Hi Andriaka!Here are the general rules for choosing foundation.

1. Chose a foundation based on your skin type.

Dry skin - Use a creamy foundation.
Oily skin - Use a liquid water based foundation.

2. Visit a makeup counter or order samples with at least 5 different shades in the range of your skin tone.

- Look for shades with yellow undertones since those suit most skin tones best.

3. Try the colors in your jawline.

- Dot or smudge each color on your jawline side by side.

- Go to the most natural light you can find and see which color seems to "disappear" into your skin. That is your perfect match!

- If you find no match in the first set of colors try 5 more until you do find a match.

Tip: Sometimes mixing two colors is what you need to do to get your perfect shade.

As for the best brands, check out this page for more info!

Makeup Lines For African Americans?

Click here to post comments

Return to Black Women Makeup Q & A.