Savvy Minerals Foundation


How to Pick Your Foundation Color

Foundation smooths your skin tone providing a uniform color perfect to build upon. The variety of shades and colors offers something for everyone.

The colors are forgiving, making it easy to match online and you can blend colors to get your perfect match from season to season. I recommend getting two or three shades so you can use them throughout seasonal changes.

One misconception is that pale-skinned girls can’t be warm-toned. In fact, many fair-skinned women have warm undertones (Nicole Kidman is one of them!) and dark-skinned women have cool tones (supermodel Alek Wek is a cool tone.) Set your preconceptions about your skin tone aside and use these guidelines to determine which shade is best for you.

1. Check Your Veins.

Look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. Are they green or blue/purple?

  • Warm = Greenish

  • Cool = Blue/purple

2. Natural undertones.

Your skin's undertone is the color underneath the surface. You can have the same skin color as someone else, but a different undertone. Undertones are broken down like this:

  • Warm = yellow, peachy, golden undertones

  • Cool = pink, red or bluish undertones 

3. The Jewelry Trick.

Think about whether you look better in silver or gold jewelry.

  • Warm = gold

  • Cool = silver/platinum

4. Favorite colors to wear.

Think about what neutral shades flatter you best. Do your eyes, skin, and face look better in browns and tans? Or bright white or black hues?

  • Warm = browns/tans

  • Cool = white/black

5. Eye and Hair Color.

Your natural eye and hair colors can help you figure out your coloring. Customarily, warm-toned women usually have brown, amber, or hazel eyes with strawberry blonde, red, brown, or black hair. Their hair tends to have gold, red, orange, or yellow undertones.

Conversely, cool people have eyes that are blue, gray, or green and have blond, brown, or black hair with blue, silver, violet and ash undertones.

6. The Sun’s Effects.

When you’re out in the sun, does your skin turn a golden brown, or does it burn and turn pink first?

Warm = Golden-brown

Cool = Burn easy


Apply your foundation past your jawline and onto your neck to avoid a line at your jawline.

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