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Many women struggle to find the right foundation colour for their skin tone, so if you have problems when buying foundation you are not alone.  If your foundation is not making you feel great, maybe it is time to try a new one.

Foundation is important because it forms the base of your makeup and holds your other makeup in place, meaning it stays on longer!  It also protects your skin from the ageing effects of the environment so choose ones with SPF.

The right foundation colour should blend with your skin tones and be a natural extension of you. The right foundation will camouflage areas you want to hide while highlighting those you want to enhance.  It will give you a natural and healthy glow. It is perfect for smoothing out the lines on your face and covering any uneven tones in your skin.


Tips for selecting the right foundation

Make sure the colour is right for your skin tone.  When testing the colours against your jaw line, wait a couple of minutes to allow it to dry.  This will give you the best result to select the colour most resembling your skin tone. It should not be obvious you are wearing foundation You may find that your skin tone changes with the seasons. If in the summer months you find your skin tans and darkens slightly then your foundation should match this. In the winter months your skin will most likely revert back to its natural colour and you will need a lighter shade of foundation Remember that if your foundation is too light, it will wash you out and if it is too dark it will give you a distinct line between your face and neck


If you would like to find out how to select the right foundation colours, contact us about our Makeup Application session. We will show you how to put on your makeup quickly and easily. You can try on our makeup products and see how they apply and what colours look great on you.

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There are times when I feel I need a boost in the morning to get me going.  While I don’t deny that a cup of coffee helps, I also find that wearing something red is a simple and effective way to cheer myself up and feel more energized.  When wearing a red dress, shirt, jacket or lipstick, I suddenly feel alive and confident, ready to take on the challenges of my day.  Amazing what a bit of colour can do.

Colour affects our behaviour and mood and is a powerful communication tool. It is the first thing we register when we are assessing anything and can take you from feeling happy to feeling sad.  For me, red states enthusiasm and energy and who is going to mess with the person wearing red?  I personally love the colour red, and wear it whenever I need a bit of a pick-me-up.  Red is also how I add a bit of drama to my outfits and my daily life.

There are many shades of red and the secret is choosing the tone that best suits you.  If you have cool skin, eye and hair tones then think cool red tones, or those with a blue red.  If you have warm hair, eye and skin tones then choose warm reds, with a yellow undertone.  The same applies for your lipstick colours.

Red goes with many colours so team it with navy, charcoal, black, beige, creams/white or brown.  If you feel you need to ease yourself into wearing red, try adding it with your accessories such as a fabulous necklace, scarf, shoes or bag.  You can also wear it as a lipstick.  The right coloured red lipstick will bring attention straight to your beautiful eyes.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with red in your clothing this season.  There are many different shades to choose, from warm reds, cool red tones and muted reds.  Choose the right ones for you and have some fun.

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