All women love makeup. In fact, over 80% of women confess to not leaving their homes without makeup. Applying makeup makes them feel good, and it boosts their confidence levels. Though many of us love makeup, some of us do not know how to choose the right makeup. This article will give you tips when choosing makeup to consider each time you go shopping or when choosing the right makeup for your skin.
Tips when choosing a makeup
Determine your skin tone
Skin tone does not refer to skin color but refers to the general appearance of your skin. Is your skin even? Do you have dark spots on your cheeks? Forehead? Many women leave out this important rule when buying beauty products. You have to understand that we are different. We have different skin tones and texture thanks to genes inherited from our parents, foods we eat and other environmental factors.
Knowing your skin tone helps you determine which foundation to buy to cover and even out the uneven areas on your face. It also determines which blusher to buy. It is very wrong to buy makeup simply because your friend uses the same makeup. Make sure each time you go shopping for makeup, you get all your makeup products that will enhance your skin tone so that you get the desired results after each application.
Determine your skin type
What is your skin type? Sensitive, dry, normal or combination? This is very important because some beauty products are super harsh on the skin and may not be suitable for a sensitive skin. [if you happen to have one]. If you are not sure about your skin type, ask a dermatologist to verify that for you so that next time you go shopping, you will be buying only the products that match your skin type to avoid skin problems such as skin rashes, skin irritations, and skin allergies.
Determine your complexion
Your complexion is the natural color or appearance of your skin. Are you dark? Light-skinned? African American? It does not matter what skin color you are, what matters most is how you match your skin color to the makeup products you are buying. It is very important to make sure that all your beauty products match your skin color from foundation to powder to blushers to lipstick. You cannot apply a product meant for a dark skinned person on a light skinned individual because the results will be horrific! Make sure you are very careful. If you are unsure, always ask for help from a professional to guide you.
Test your makeup before choosing the right one
We strongly suggest that before buying any makeup, test it first. This is especially true for powder and foundation. You cannot assume they are of the right color. Most beauty shops allow this. You can do this by matching the foundation or the powder you want to buy on your jawline or palms of your hands. This way, it will be easy for you to get the best product matching your skin tone and skin color.
Read labels, instructions, and ingredients before choosing
Which one to use? This is another very important thing which you ought to do. Reading the product labels helps you determine whether the components inside the product match your skin type. Not all beauty products are the same. Some are meant for people with either dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin or both. Make sure to check for labels, ingredients and rule out anything that does not suit you to save yourself from skin irritations and skin allergies which could somehow be avoided if you had been extra keen in the process of choosing. This especially true for beauty products like facial cleansers, shampoos and face creams.
Buying makeup is one thing and getting the best that suits you is a completely different thing. Always take your time and get a suitable makeup that will not only make you beautiful but will also keep your skin healthy and in good shape.