Below are a few Q&A on foundations:
xbabygirl said: Hello! I was wondering (if possible) if you could do a post geared towards foundation color and foundation products aimed at Asians? I have trouble buying foundation because they’re always off and it’s not like I can walk out of the store and see if the color suits me well or not bc they would think i’m crazy lol. I tried doing samples, but not every product I want can provide me samples =(.
Answer: To check what undertones you have, look at the underside of your arm. If you have green veins, you have warm undertones. If have you blue, you have cool undertones. For people with warm undertones, go with a foundation that is yellow-based. Those with cool undertones should choose a foundation that is pink-based.
Most Asians tend to have yellow undertones. MAC, Bobbi Brown and Stila all make foundations that are yellow-based. You might also want to try Prescriptives. They offer custom blending so you can definitely get the right shade. Another thing you can always do is to keep the receipt every time you purchase a foundation. That way, if the shade is not right, you can go back to the store for an exchange.
^-^ said: Hello, I was wondering if you could do a review on Laneige’s makeup line, especially the Moisture Lighting Foundation. I’m interested in buying one, but I can’t seem to find a nearby place that sells it so I’m going to buy it online. Problem is, the colors they listed are like computer-colored, so it’s hard to tell if it’s a match for me. Can you help me please? I’ve been wanting to try this product like forever, but I didn’t want to waste time and money if it wasn’t the right color match and loaded with problems. If I’m not wrong, I’m around a c4 in MAC’s cosmestics and Maybelline’s Pure Make Up I’m a nude color. I don’t really know my undertones =/, I think I’m a yellow because the underside of my arm has green veins, not blue. Can you please help me find a color matcher with Laneige’s? thank you!
Answer: If you wear C in MAC, you definitely have yellow undertones. I have not tried Laneige’s makeup line so I cannot help you with the shades – sorry! You can try e-mailing the customer service asking for some samples or their advice.
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