Beauty Meets Science: Use Colour Theory To Find Your Perfect Shade Of Foundation

Sharon AlphonsoSharon Alphonso  |  Jun 16, 2020
Beauty Meets Science: Use Colour Theory To Find Your Perfect Shade Of Foundation


One of the biggest makeup struggles most women face today is choosing the right foundation shade for their skin type. The key to buying the perfect foundation shade is to make sure that it’s not a shade lighter or darker to your existing skin tone. Simply put, the right shade of foundation should look like you’re not wearing any of it at all! While it’s easier said than done, many of us still get it wrong. The good people on the internet understand this struggle and now, they’ve come up with a solution for it! They proudly call it the “Colour Theory Foundation”. 


The Fundamentals Of Colour Theory

It’s basically a makeup trick that requires one to paint their face in colourful dots like white, yellow, red and blue, and later use a foundation brush to blend and buff the pigments into the skin. The final result? Your perfect foundation shade

When I first saw this trick on TikTok, I couldn’t believe my eyes. However, I can’t deny that the results are super awesome! You guys have to check it out!


Amazing, right? Wait till you see the second one. 

The reason why this trick works is that every foundation is made using 3 primary colours – red, blue and yellow. You can apply the colour by using the backside of your makeup brush or use a Q-tip – it’s all up to you! 

The very first thing you need to do before trying this out is to determine your undertone, and basis that you can decide the quality of primary colours to add. Don’t be afraid to experiment and do a little trial and error. 

Post dotting, you’ll have to use your foundation brush to blend all the shades together. That’s when the real magic happens! The beauty of this technique is that you won’t have to deal with a cake face. The colours are going to match your complexion perfectly! 

What are you waiting for? Go, give this a shot!

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