Trick to Fix Darker Shaded Foundation to Match Fair Skin

Once in a while, when picking a foundation we use wrong judgement. This results in bringing home what does not match the true color of our skin. That said, those who have darker skin can often get away with a whiter shaded foundation unless it is ghost white. In that case, the makeup will be a disaster. But most people know how much white is too much.

For people with fairer skin, a darker shade is mere a nightmare for it has a tendency to make the complexion horribly uneven. If you are one of them stuck with a receipt less wrong foundation banging your head thinking what to do about it, then the following trick is for you. There is a way to match it your true skin shade.

Trick in Action
In order to do this what you will need is either your pressed powder or mineral makeup foundation. By the way, it is best to use this tip only when you are ready to apply makeup.

  • Step 1: Decide how much foundation you require. Squeeze only that amount onto the palm of your hand. Do note that here fingers and hands will be heavily used. Hence, for convenience, feel free to use tiny bowl instead of your palm. 
  • Step 2: If you are using pressed powder break a bit of it from its case. Turn it into powder. Those who prefer the mineral foundation skip to Step 3.
  • Step 3: Sprinkle the powder over the foundation you have on your palm. First, go with a small amount.
  • Step 4: Stir the mixture either with your finger or tiny stick.
  • Step 5: Test a bit of this mixture against your skin color. Do they match? If the foundation color still looks darker, add a little bit of more powder to it and stir again.
  • Step 6: Keeping repeating Step 5 until you get the desired shade.

  1. You have to be very careful with stirring. Doing less will mean the powder will not mix with the foundation. Consequently, on application, you you will find a lot of powder particles on your face.
  2. Because of this problem, proper light is recommended. It will make all the particles visible.
  3. Give extra attention to your eyebrows. They may end up with some color from the foundation. Give them a good brush.

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