How do you choose the right color powder foundation?

By | November 20, 2013

powder foundationHow do you tell if the color is right if you are choosing a different brand than you are use to? I have bought 3 so far and they are not my color but they are close. I remember someone telling me that you hold it next to your jaw line and it should match….is there an easier way to tell just in case I don’t have a mirror to look at my face?

Also what is your ladies favorite powder? I want one that covers but looks natural and not dry?


What you should do is go to the mary kay corporate home page which is… click under “locate a consultant” and input your zip code, the computer will match you with a local consultant who will come to your home and provide you with a complimentary facial, including a color consultation…during your color consultation, the rep will provide you with different options as far as foundation choices, including our oil free, liquid, or powder mineral foundation, she will match a shade perfect for your complexion and skin tone…remember , this consultation is complimentary, and you are under no obligation to purchase anything!

I am a Mary Kay Consultant & when a woman wants to try our mineral powder, I can pretty much tell what shade she is by looking at her skin, lol. That stuff is awesome! It covers SO well and you cant even tell you have makeup on, its SO light but the coverage is awesome. I could help you if you want, just let me know.

Without actually getting in there and sampling it, it might be tough

You do want to apply the on the jawline. If the makeup doesn’t appear lighter or darker than your neck, YOU’VE GOT IT! A lot of mineral makeup companies offer you the luxury of receiving two foundations, that way you can mix the two to make your perfect shade.

I really like Bare Minerals. If you have a Sephora near you, it may be worth it to make a trip and have one of the consultants help you. The jawline test does work well and as with all face makeup, the right blending is key, too.