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What you need to know when you assess your skin's colour

  • Your skin is not one colour like a foundation shade.

    It’s made up of various pigments and coloured characteristics such as redness, freckles or dark pigmentation. Examine all your skin's colours in natural daylight, without wearing any makeup.

  • Assess the lower portion of the face and the chest as illustrated below.

    The lower portion of the face will be from under the nose and include the jawline. Use the neckline of your lowest-cut blouse to know how far down to assess. You may be surprised at how varied your skin's colour palette is.

  • Decide if the majority of your skin's colours fall into the red/rosy or yellow/golden undertone group.

    If your skin is light, sunburns and and doesn't build a tan, you're most likely to have more rosy/red undertones.
    If your skin is light and tans easily, you're most likely to have more yellow undertones.
    If your skin is dark, but closer to paprika than to cinnamon, you're most likely to have more red undertones.
    If your skin is dark, but closer to cinnamon than paprika, you're most likely to have more yellow undertones.
    When there's no obvious redness or yellow/golden undertones, you're probably in the "neutral undertones" group.

    If you need more options, please see our Foundation F.A.Q below.

  • Next, assess how light or dark your skin is within it's colour group.

    The best way to determine where you are on a scale from the lightest to the darkest skin, is to first compare your skin colour against others.
    Stand alongside friends or family members in front of a mirror and see if your skin is lighter or darker than theirs. You can also look at group photographs to see skin variances between yourself and others.

    Equipped with this visual in your mind's eye, return to the relevant slide show above and locate more/less where your family and friends are. This will help you to identify where you fit in.



My face is in one colour group and my chest is in another. What now?

Look at the "neutral undertones" group. The foundation colours with the "N" code will unite the face and chest colouring instead of enhance the colour differences.

Why do I need to consider my chest colouring for foundation?

When we look at ourselves in the mirror, we often look only at our face or our clothes. We don't look in between.

When we look at others, especially in communication, we look at the whole picture. If your top exposes chest skin, others see your face and chest together, before the garment's neckline. Obvious changes between face and chest are more apparent to others. A foundation colour that is somewhere in between can unite the differences and result in a more natural skin look.

My neck is much lighter than my face and chest. What now?

After having established your colour group, you can ignore neck colouring. Neck colour can only guide you to the correct colour group, i.e. red, yellow or neutral.

On light skin, the neck is generably considerably lighter than the face or chest. On dark skin, the neck is generably considerably darker than face or chest. Either way, the upper neck is hidden by the chin. So let's focus on what's visible.

I entered my skin colour code in the search bar; I'm presented with options. What now?

You have a choice between textures and finishes. Choose the one best suited to your needs or preference. Here's a guide:

Oil-Free Radiance foundations offer a natural finish. The ....