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Finding the right foundation shade

Finding the right foundation shade for your skin tone

Choosing the right foundation shade for your unique skin tone can often seem like a challenge - but not any more - find out how to get the perfect match!

Buying a new foundation can seem daunting, particularly when we’re confronted with row after row of seemingly indistinguishable bottles and tubes in store. However, finding the right shade may not be as difficult as you think. Follow our failsafe guide to avoid heading home with an imperfect match.

Selecting the right foundation shade in-store

It’s especially important to make sure you’ve chosen the correct shade if you’re looking for a natural full-cover finish. Just follow these simple steps.

  1. Pay attention to store lighting and avoid artificial overhead lights where possible.
  2. If you can, swatch a couple of shades on your jawline (not the back of your hand!) and head outside with a mirror to see how natural they look in daylight.
  3. Consider your skin’s undertones. Regardless of how pale or dark your skin is, your undertone - cool, warm or neutral - is the key to influencing how well foundation matches your skin. As a general rule, warmer tones should opt for shades with a peachy or yellowish tint, while cooler skin tones should focus on pinker or bluer tones.

Vichy’s Dermablend range includes 4 different types of foundation, from liquid for all skin concerns, all the way to powder specifically created for oily, blemish-prone skin. All come in a range of shades, so that you can find the perfect match!

For extra coverage over imperfections and blemishes choose Dermablend SOS Cover Stick or try New Dermablend Colour Correctors designed to neutralize skin colour concerns. Follow these simple tips and natural, flawless looking skin is yours, whatever your skin concern.

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