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How do you choose the correct foundation?

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I have never worn make-up in my life. I'm african american with very light skin complexion. How do I choose the correct foundation? What's next after the foundation? I want to keep my skin looking natural but I want to cover the circles under the eyes and just have a fresh look.
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If you want to even out your skin tone, then yes I recommend that you look for a lightweight foundation. Bare Minerals would be great for you! If you live by a boutique, they will even put it on you so you can see if you like it first.

However, if you just want to brighten your eyes, then maybe you should just use a concealer or brightening pen for under the eyes. Shoot me a private message if you have any specific questions. I'm an Esthetician, so I can help customize makeup products for your specific skin type ;)
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Try a tinted moisturizer to start. It's light coverage and it will help even out your skin tone. I recommend getting a sample first to try. Have a makeup consultant color match you to get the correct shade. Use a concealer for under eyes. Use the concealer first and then apply some foundation over it to blend. You can use a concealer brush or your hands. Sponges work great too. I love Laura Mercier or NARS tinted moisturizers.
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As @amberbabyyy said the best place to test the foundation is on your jaw and the best colour will be the one that when applied to your skin you cannot see! This means it matches your skin colour perfectly. From your picture I can see you have good skin with an even tone so maybe try a tinted moisturiser for a more natural look and a little concealer around your eyes if this is your problem area.
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As @amberbabyyy said the best place to test the foundation is on your jaw and the best colour will be the one that when applied to your skin you cannot see! This means it matches your skin colour perfectly. From your picture I can see you have good skin with an even tone so maybe try a tinted moisturiser for a more natural look and a little concealer around your eyes if this is your problem area.
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maybe you could try "black up " you'll find something
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The best way to choose the correct foundation is to ask a member of staff in the shop. They will choose a few shades similar to your skin tone and match one of them that is closest. If you would prefer to do it yourself then pick which foundation you like, put a dab of the sample foundation on your finger and gently rub from your jaw line to your neck. Sometimes you can take a sample out with you to try it in natural daylight. If your foundation is too dark or light then blend it down your neck. Hope this helped :)
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