Beauty tips & tricks: How to find the right foundation shade

With all of the different foundation shades it can be a real challenge to find the right one, don’t you think? You can easily get confused among the light, dark, pink, orange and all the other shades and choose the wrong one. I admit it happened to me too! My face was a little bit to light and too dark and probably something in between too. 🙂 But own experiences are always best and with time I found the proper foundation shade for me. I only wish it would have taken me less time to get there. And it probably would if I knew a few simple tricks, which I got at a recent presentation of a new line of foundation Teint Ideal by Vichy.

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New line of foundations Teint Ideal, of which I will be writing in one of the following post, were designed to meet the expectations of every woman, which are: a foundation has to give skin a natural appearance, has to hydrate and nurture it and, last but not least, has to give skin a radiant appearance. O yes, we all want this, don’t we? 😉 Well, I’ve been testing this product intensively and in a few days I will share with you my experience with it. But before I do let me first share with you a few useful tips & tricks concerning foundations that we got from a professional make-up artist Nika Veger (check out her blog Beautifullblog where you can find many practical and useful beauty tips). She not only showed us how to choose the proper foundation shade but also how to apply the foundation on the face so that it lasts longer and looks as natural as possible.  So scroll down and read all about it! 🙂

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On choosing the proper shade for your skin tone: The burning question of how to find the proper shade for your skin tone is finally answered! You should always try the shade of the foundation on your neck – and not on your face, cheeks or hand. Why? Because foundation has to blend in with the skin on your neck (and not just with the skin on your face). What you do is apply just a little bit of foundation that looks most like your skin tone to your neck and right beside this one you put a little bit more foundation but in two different colors – one that is a bit lighter and one that is a bit darker that the first one you applied. Choose the one that look most similar to the skin on your neck or cleavage. If the skin on your face and neck look too different than you’ll need to improve your beauty routine or try a corrective cream foundation.

On applying the foundation the right way: Forget about sponges and brushes, your fingers are the best tool for the job! Applying the foundation with your fingers is faster and the final result is more natural. For even distribution you just need to rub the foundation in to the skin.

On how to fixate the foundation: If you are using a long-lasting foundation don’t use compact powder over it to fixate it (except on the lids if you intend to apply eye shadow)! By doing so you’ll only emphasize wrinkles and large pores. What you can do is spray water (in a bottle or thermal water) over your face and then gently press paper tissue over your face to remove the excess water. This will make your foundation last longer and your face will look youthful and radiant.

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See, it really is so simple! 🙂

XoXo,

Tina

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Lepotni triki in nasveti: Kako najti pravi odtenek pudra

Pri vseh teh odtenkih pudrov je pravi izziv najti pravega, kajne? Svetli, temni, roza, oranžni in vsi odtenki vmes te tako zmedejo, da mimogrede izbereš napačnega. Priznam, zgodilo se je tudi meni. Moj obraz je bil tako malce presvetel pa pretemen, verjetno pa tudi kaj vmes. 🙂 A lastne izkušnje so najboljše in sčasoma sem našla pravi odtenek zase. Ko bi le iskanje trajalo manj časa! No in tudi bi, če bi takrat poznala nekaj preprostih trikov, ki sem jih izvedela pred dnevi na predstavitvi nove linije pudrov Teint Ideal podjetja Vichy.

Nova linija pudrov Teint Ideal, o katerih bom pisala v enem od naslednjih postov, so bili zasnovani tako, da bi ugodili pričakovanjem vsake ženske. To so: puder mora dajati naraven videz, kožo navlažiti, jo negovati in nenazadnje – puder mora koži podariti tudi sijoč videz. O ja, vse si tega želimo, kajne? 😉 No, izdelke že intenzivno preizkušam in v nekaj dneh bom  s tabo delila svojo izkušnjo z njimi. Še prej pa ti bom zaupala nekaj trikov in nasvetov o pudrih, ki nam jih je podala profesionalna vizažistka Nike Veger (poglej si njen blog Beautifullblog na katerem najdeš veliko praktičnih in uporabnih lepotnih nasvetov). Ni nam le pokazala, kako izbrati ustrezen odtenek pudra, ampak tudi, kako nanesti podlago na obraz, da bo zdržala dlje in izgleda čim bolj naravn0. Mislim, da so njeni nasveti zelo uporabni in si nedvomno zaslužijo, da jih delim. 🙂

Kako izbrati pravi odtenek za tvoj ten kože: Žgoče vprašanje je končno dobilo svoj odgovor! Barvo pudra je vedno potrebno preveriti na koži vratu! Zakaj? Ker se mora puder zliti s kožo na tvojem vratu (in ne le s kožo na tvojem obrazu). Nanesi torej malce podlage, ki je najbolj podobna tvojemu tenu kože na vrat, zraven te pa dodaj še puder v drugih dveh barvah – eni, ki je svetlejša in drugi, ki je temnejša od prve. Izberi pa tisto, ki je najbolj podobna koži na vratu ali dekolteju. Če je odtenek kože na tvojem obrazu ali vratu preveč različen, boš morda morala izboljšati svojo nego ali poizkusiti z uporabo korekcijske kreme.

Kako pravilno nanesti puder na obraz: Pozabi na gobice in čopiče, tvoji prsti so pravo orodje za to delo! Nanašanje podlage s prsti je hitrejše, končni rezultat pa tudi bolj naraven. Za enakomerno porazdelitev moraš podlago vtreti v kožo.

Kako utrditi podlago: Če uporabljaš dolgo obstojen puder, ne nanašaj na to še pudra v prahu, da bi jo utrdila (razen na veke, če nameravaš kasneje nanašati senčilo)! S tem le poudariš gube in velike pore. Kar lahko narediš, da utrdiš podlago, je to, da obraz poškropiš z vodo oziroma termalno vodo, če jo imaš; nato pa na obraz nežno pritisneš papirnat robček, da odstraniš odvečno tekočino. Tako bo podlaga bolj obstojna, obraz pa bo izgledal mladosten in sijoč.

Vidiš, res je tako preprosto! 🙂

XoXo,

Tina