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By New You Editorial
Posted On Feb 12, 2014

New You Beauty Tip: Know your skin’s needs and complexion to select the perfect foundation.

Applying a foundation that does not compliment your skin tone can be a beauty misstep. Before selecting the proper shade, it is extremely important to know if your skin is cool or warm. According to the experts, those who tan easily without burning have a warmer skin tone. Conversely, those who burn easily without tanning have a cooler skin tone. Should you use a cream, stick, powder or liquid? Women with dry skin should opt for a moist liquid or stick foundation that moisturizes the skin while it covers. Women on the shiny end of the spectrum should select an oil free foundation to ensure a matte finish. Once you have narrowed down your options, be sure to sample different shades in a natural light to avoid mismatching skin tones.