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#AskHauterfly: How To Get Your Perfect Foundation Shade?

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Yes, we have all had that oops moment where we very excitedly purchased a new foundation, only to realise way later that it so doesn’t match our skin tone. I mean, it looked so perfect at the store, right? Well, the trick to getting your shade right isn’t to test a sample on your hand or your face, but to swipe the product across your jawline. Have you ever noticed those people who look like their face (just the face, not the neck) got hit by the Cullens — with their face looking ashier and paler than the rest of their neck? So, there is mistake number one. The right shade will blend in perfectly, making your neck and face look equal.

Mistake number two would definitely be not testing it under the right lighting. Sometimes store lighting can be quite dim and deceptive; therefore, during times like these, we’d suggest testing a small amount of the product on your jawline and check it out in natural light (if it’s during the daytime). This will help a LOT, in terms of how the shade works for your skin in different lighting.

Take your pick from our fave in-store foundations which we are totally crushing on right now — and they’re all under Rs 1,000…beat that!

Maybelline Fit Me_Hauterfly

Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation (Rs 525)


NYX Foundation_Hauterfly

NYX Stay Matte Foundation Liquid (Rs 900)


L'oreal Paris_Hauterfly

L’Oreal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation (Rs 820)



Revlon Photoready Airbrush Mousse Foundation (Rs 1,000)


Lakme 9to5_Hauterfly

Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse (Rs 431)


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