The right foundation for your skin tone


Follow No.1’s perfect match guide and find the right foundation for your skin.

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    With fair skin, it’s really important to get a foundation that matches the tone of the skin, whether that’s a cool tone or a warm tone. Always test foundation along your jaw and step out into daylight to make sure the match is exact.

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    If your skin is very light, try Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in Porcelain

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    Also for pale skin types is NARS Sheer Matte Foundation in Siberia

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    If your skin is fair, try Revlon ColorStay™ Makeup in Ivory

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    There are many different variations in medium skin - it covers a large spectrum of tones. Medium skin often has warm undertones so look for a foundation which enhances the warmth rather than cools it or dulls it down.

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    If your skin is olive like Lily Aldridge, try Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation in Medium M2

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    To capture Chrissy Teigen's glowing skin, try Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in No. 7

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    For coverage like Lui Wen's try bareMinerals ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation in Golden Medium

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    Again, there are many subtle variations in dark skin, it can be cool or warm. Thankfully many brands have now finally expanded their range of foundations to cover even the darkest of tones so there is a shade out there for everyone.

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    Try Clinique EvenBetter Compact Foundation SPF 15 in 24 Golden if your skin is light brown.

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    If, like Joan Smalls, you have beautiful dark skin try Long-Wear Even Bobbi Brown Finish Compact Foundation in Chestnut

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    Enhance the beauty of very dark skin with Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in 18

Ashleigh Gibbs