How to find your best foundation shade in 5 steps

Shopping for foundation online doesn’t have to be difficult

Written by Georgia Chappell

March 31, 2021

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Unlike a statement lip or a bold wing eye, foundation is the most important product that is a necessity to be unseen. With more and more beauty brands selling online only, trying to discover your foundation shade is a touch motive. So, if you’re wondering how to find your foundation shade, you can follow foundation shade match steps to ensure you find the perfect foundation shade every time.

We have crafted a handy guide to find your foundation shade online even easier. Oh, and in case you hadn’t heard, we have launched our very own makeup line which is available to buy now. Missguided Beauty has 25 inclusive foundation colors. Don’t worry, gal. There is a foundation shade to suit everyone. And in case you didn’t know, it’s also Vegan + Cruelty-Free.

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Missguided Meet Your Match Demi Matte Foundation

The Missguided Meet Your Match Foundation is a buildable but lightweight liquid formula, with a medium but buildable coverage foundation. If you are looking for a healthy glow from within foundation shade with a demi-matte finish, you are in for a treat. Apply to Meet Your Match with a brush or foundation sponge.

101 on finding your foundation shade

  1. Identify your undertone
  2. Understand your skin type
  3. Choose your coverage preference
  4. If in doubt, go for a lighter shade
  5. Watch tutorials and hauls
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1. Identify your undertone

To start your foundation shade finder quest, it’s important to identify your skin’s natural undertone. Decide whether your skin is cool, neutral, or warm. Using natural daylight can sometimes be tricky, especially if you are no stranger to self-tanning or have bad lighting. So, follow these foundation shade tips: If you have blue veins and a rosy tint, your undertone is cool. If you have a golden tone and your veins look green, you are warm-toned. You can always be somewhere in the middle, this would be neutral. If you need more info, read this find foundation shade article for more info.

2. understand your skin type

Is your skin type oily or dry? These are two obvious major factors that should influence your foundation choice. If you have oily skin, opt for a long-wear, mattifying foundation. Avoid oil-based solutions at all costs. A sure-fire way to do this is by checking for AQUA in the ingredients. If you have suffered from dry or flaky sin, go for foundations that are luminous and hydrating. This will help you glow all day long.

3. choose your coverage preference

When you are choosing a foundation tone, you need to decide your coverage type. Are you a lightweight foundation gal? Or do you want to cover pigmentation and blemishes with a full coverage foundation? If you want a foundation tone in the middle, choose a medium coverage formula, which you can build on or sheer out. Check out the Missguided Demi Matte Meet Your Foundation if this sounds like your bag.

4. If in doubt, go for a lighter shade

If you are stuck between a lighter and darker shades and can’t decide which one to get, always pick the lighter foundation shade. Utilize bronzer, contouring, and blush to add depth. But if you go too dark, it’s super hard to fix.

5. watch tutorials + hauls

When buying makeup, YouTube is truly your new BFF. Watch your fave influencers try out different products, shades, and formulas until you find one that matches your own important requirements. Go with trustworthy influencers that have your best interests at heart for an authentic review of products.


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