First up: Foundation. When you’re looking for a match, test on your neck — not your arm — for the most accurate shade.
“Make sure you find a foundation that is actually your color. That may require mixing a few shades. I was trained to want to look lighter growing up, but that lead to making my skin look ashy. A good test to ensure that the color matches you is to take a picture with the flash on and see how it looks in the photo. Sometimes I think I found the right shade by testing on my arm, but that’s not always the color of my face,” she says.