• All about undertones - pick the right foundation for your skin!


    Picking a foundation that matches your skin tone is a difficult task, i can't count the amount of times I've thought I've found the perfect shade only to get home and apply a full face, they're either too orange or too yellow and it's an absolute nightmare. With this little guide hopefully picking a foundation to match your skin tone and undertones wont be such a hassle, you can apply these tricks to all skin tones and learn to pick your shade for a flawless base.


    There are many different skin tones thus there are many different undertones depending on the shade of your skin. Undertone is the color that sits beneath our skin  and determines our skins overall appearance. There are 3 different undertones, cool, warm and neutral, these work for all skin types and there are shades within each undertone category that will help your foundation blend seamlessly. If you have pale skin then you need to look out for pink ( cool ), peach ( warm ) or blue undertones (cool) in your foundation. Yellow ( warm ) and red ( cool ) are the main undertones in dark and black skin, so look out for these!

    How to test your undertone white skin.

    You should avoid testing your undertone in store lighting or any kind of yellow lighting, the best time to check your undertone is in pure natural light, daylight is best for this.

    If you have white skin you can find your undertone by looking at your skin on the inside of your arm, look at your veins on your wrist and determine which out of the following is more like yourself.

    • You have a Cool undertone if the veins on your wrist are blue or purple, silver jewelry flatters your skin, you have a pink hue to your skin with red tones especially around your eyes and nose, and you tend to burn easily in the sun.
    • You have a Neutral undertone if the veins on your wrist are blue-green, both gold and silver jewelry flatters your skin, and your skin doesn’t contain any distinguishable pink or yellow undertones.
    • You have a Warm undertone if the veins on your wrist are green or olive, gold jewelry flatters your skin, skin appears yellow in the sun, your skin contains very little redness, and you tend to tan easily.

    How to test your undertone Dark & black skin.

    Usually dark skin will have a variation of tones due to pigmentation being slightly different in areas of the body, yellow and red tones are the most commonly used tones in dark foundation. To best match darker skin we recommend to match your face to your body instead of trying to even out the face tone. Try to match your foundation to your body as a whole instead of isolating the face, you might find if you do the latter your face might be slightly off shade with the rest of you in photos.

    Do not test it on your jaw or back of your hand, test it on your chest in natural daylight to find which one is best suited. Take testers if you can so you are able to figure it out at home.

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  • Revamp your skin care routine this spring!


    The brown grass in my garden is slowly but surely turning green again, daffodils are raising their petals and winter is well and truly on its way out! Praise the lord! Central heating and the winter months go in hand in hand when drying your skin out, dry patches, chapped lips and flaky skin is all tell tale signs of winter wear and tear. Spring is here, brighter colors, brighter days and brighter skin, time to rejuvenate our tired, dull facade with a fresh new spring skincare routine!


    Chapped cheeks, lips and flaky skin are all tell tale signs of dehydrated skin. Spring is here and you need a skin care routine that's based on moisturizing and replenishing your skin for that dewy, fresh, clean look. Keep your eyes peeled for a facial moisturizer that is also a skin protectant, the sun is coming back out and to prevent ageing and brown spots we need to keep out skin protected. Look for a product that contains sunflower oil or vitamin E, these two properties are good at trapping moisture inside skin cells for long lasting care. If you can't find a moisturizer that already has these things, you could try adding a few drops of Vitamin E or sunflower oils to a moisturizer you already have and use it as a face mask for around 5 minutes.



    Exfoliation after winter is definitely a must, we lose tons of moisture daily as we try to keep warm, radiators, electric heaters, warm coats all wick away our moisture and we need to top that up! If you don't exfoliate during these times, we do not remove the dead skin cells that build up. If you do not remove them, they act as a barrier, so that any moisturizes you will be using will sit on top of these dead skin cells refusing to be absorbed. We recommend exfoliating once a week.


    Cleansers are really important when taking care of your face, they remove impurities, help to even skin tone and complexion by tightening open pores. Closing these pores help to keep face fresh, clean and free of impurities ultimately leading to a reduction in blemishes and black heads. I'd recommend to use a cleanser everyday, twice a day ( morning and night ) if you can to keep that face fresh and your pores tight.


    Spring is here and we have to put an emphasis on sun screen to keep your skin in tip top shape, spring means lighter days, brighter days and we will be spending a lot more time outside. SPF is essential all year round but we pay particular attention to it in the sunnier months. Make sure you know what to look out for, keep an eye out for non chemical sunscreens and ingredients like zinc oxide for the best application. Do not use a body sun screen for your face, make sure you find a facial moisturizer with SPF for your face as using a product specifically for body could cause you to break out.


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