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The Ultimate Foundation Guide

Foundation has the power to change your confidence in an instant. Choosing the right foundation is essential to achieve your perfect look.
Nutrimetics foundation guide

Foundation has the power to change your confidence in an instant. Choosing the right foundation is essential to achieve everything from a flawless and natural-looking complexion to a full coverage evening look. Finding the perfect foundation can be daunting, considering the countless options available in the beauty-sphere. Good thing you can always count on Nutrimetics foundations. 

They use only pure colour pigments and naturally enriched ingredients. Our formulas let your skin breathe with natural minerals and skincare grade ingredients. Plus, all our makeup is cruelty free and we never test on animals. In this blog, you’ll find everything you could ever need to know on how to choose the right Nutrimetics foundation that suits your skin type, tone, and desired finish. Let’s dive in! 

Determine your skin type 

The first step in selecting the right foundation is understanding your skin type. Is your skin oily, dry, combination, or sensitive? Knowing your skin type will help you identify the foundation formula that will work best for you. For oily skin, look for oil-free, matte, or powder foundations like Velvet Finish Mineral Foundation. Dry skin will benefit from hydrating or dewy foundations like Sheer Complexion Skin Tint. Combination skin may require a foundation that balances oiliness and dryness like Silk Fusion Foundation.  These are our best recommendations to shop your foundation by skin type. 

Know your skin tone 

Knowing your skin tone is the first step to finding the colours that work for you in the most flattering shade. Often you instinctively know what colours work best for you. It’s that favourite dress or shirt you wear when people say how great you look. Wearing the right colours helps your skin look its best most radiant. Your eyes come to life and everything looks just right!  Silk Fusion Foundation is made in your shades! Watch the colours here.

Test your foundation shades 

When selecting a foundation, testing shades on your skin before making a purchase makes life much easier. Hosting a Nutrimetics event or attending a workshop or masterclass in person or online is a great way to do this. You can ask your Consultant to do this and they’ll often give you samples or swatches. Try applying a few shades to your jawline and let them sit for a few minutes to allow the foundation to oxidise and adapt to your skin. Choose the shade that disappears into your skin, with no noticeable difference between your face and neck. Natural lighting is ideal for accurate colour matching.  Find your perfect shade by using this chart below and finding the shade closest to your skin.

Foundation shade not quite right?  

Custom Colour Drops allow you to precisely colour match your foundation to your skin tone, especially as the warmer seasons change. Just add your desired drops to your regular shade and blend. Transform any foundation shade into a slightly darker tone, or use as a liquid contour to sculpt and define your features.

Warm, cool or neutral?  

Your foundation shade should seamlessly blend with your natural skin tone, so identifying your undertone is crucial. Undertones can be warm, cool, or neutral. Warm undertones have hints of yellow, while cool undertones have hints of pink or blue. Neutral undertones have a balance of both. You can find your undertone by observing the veins on your wrist (green veins indicate warm undertones, while blue veins indicate cool undertones). Select a foundation shade that complements your undertone for a harmonious look. Discover the undertone of your complexion with our handy tool. Print off the downloadable colour chart here, or hold it against your skin on your mobile.

Am I warm? Hold the salmon, cream and red swatches up against your face. When you put these colours next to your skin, if you are warm, your complexion will look fresh against these colours. Am I cool?  Use the pink, white and crimson swatches below by holding them up against your face. When you do this, if you are a Cool, your complexion will look fresh against these colours.  Am I neutral?  If both look good against your skin, you are neutral.  Now you know your skin undertones, you can choose your foundation from this chart. 

Decide on texture  

Apart from shade and finish, pay attention to the foundation’s formula. It really comes down to what finish you like, powder, cream or serum. If you love using a brush to apply, powder formulas are great. Blender sponges work perfectly with cream formulas, or if you love application with fingers, serum foundations glide on effortlessly, Consider all of these preferences when selecting the formula that suits you best. If you have sensitive skin, opt for gentle formulations free of harsh chemicals. For acne-prone skin, choose non-comedogenic foundations that won’t clog pores. In our Australia and New Zealand climate, long-wearing or water-resistant formulas like Skin Perfecting Foundation are essential. If you’re concerned about the signs of ageing, a foundation infused with powerful active ingredients like Niacinamide will be your best bet. Silk Fusion Foundation is the dream skincare makeup hybrid. Use this chart to find your perfect coverage by texture.

Consider Coverage and Finish 

Foundation comes in various coverage levels, ranging from sheer to full coverage. Determine the amount of coverage you desire based on your skin concerns. Sheer coverage provides a light veil of colour, while full coverage conceals imperfections and blemishes. Additionally, consider the finish you prefer—matte, satin, dewy, or radiant. Matte foundations control shine, satin foundations offer a natural-looking finish, dewy foundations provide a luminous glow, and radiant foundations give a healthy, lit-from-within appearance. 

Ask the beauty experts  

If you still find it challenging to choose the right foundation on your own, seek out the experts. Your Nutrimetics Consultant can provide personalised recommendations based on your skin type, tone, and desired look. They can also assist you with shade matching and offer valuable tips and tricks. Online reviews and recommendations from trusted sources can be helpful when selecting the right foundation, too. Bloggers, beauty influencers, and online communities dedicated to makeup and skincare can give you great product recommendations, too.  

Don’t forget the extras! 

There is so much more that goes into creating your dream base. A good quality primer like Professional Blurring Face Primer will diffuse pores and keep your look in place. Neutralise redness and dark circles and conceal imperfections with Colour Correcting Stick and Complete Crème Concealer. For shine free perfection that lasts all day finish your look with Translucent Loose Powder and Professional Makeup Setting Spray.  See Translucent Loose powder in action here

The takeaways 

Choosing the right foundation is a personal process that needs consideration of everything from skin type, tone, coverage, finish, and formula. By following the steps outlined here, you can confidently select the perfect Nutrimetics foundation that enhances your natural beauty, provides the desired coverage, and leaves you feeling flawless and ready to glow!  

Shop all Nutrimetics foundation formulas here.

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