Friday, July 31, 2009


Choosing your Foundaton color is easy once you know what to look for. Foundations are usually made in warm, neutral or cool tones.

  • Warm foundations have yellow or golden tints in them.
  • Cool foundations have pink or red tints, and
  • neutral foundations have a mix of warm and cool tints.

You should choose the foundation for your skin that is as close to one of these tones as possible. Someone with a cool undertone in their skin would not look good with a warm foundation.

Here is another tip. Look on the underside of your forearm.

  • If the veins that show through tend to look greenish, you tend to have yellow undertones in your skin and foundations that HAVE yellow, golden or some warm yellow/golden tint to them would work best for you. Stay away from foundations that have cool reddish or pink tints in them. You also look best in browns, greens and earth colored clothing.

  • If the veins that show through tend to look blueish, then you have cool, pink undertones in your skin coloring and foundations that a HAVE a pink or rosy tone to them would be best. some cool reds will work. Stay away from yellow, golden or WARM red foundation tones. Also, you tend to look best in blue/pink clothing.

  • If you can't tell, then your skin has neutral undertones and you can wear a combination of pink/yellow undertones.If you find your closet has an array of clothing colors in blues/pinks and in greens/browns, then you have neutral undertones in your skin and can wear a combination of foundation color with pink and yellow in it.

Mixing two foundations colors with different tones will create your perfect foundation for your complexion.

Tiara Minerals Foundation Colors:

  • Fair (for porcelain to fair with pink undertones)

  • Fairly Light (for fair to light with neutral/yellow undertones)

  • Light (for Light skin with yellow undertones)

  • Beige (for Beige skin with neutral/cool undertones)

  • Olive Beige (for beige skin with neutral/yellow undertones)

  • Warm Beige (for Beige skin with warm undertones)

  • Medium (for Medium skin with neutral/cool undertones)

  • Tan (for tan skin with neutral/yellow undertones)

  • Medium Tan (for tan to dark skin with warm undertones)


  1. Hello, absolutely loving your blog and wanted to leave a comment to say so.

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  2. Great tips! Very helpful!

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  3. Haha, I have no idea, but I'll try to figure it out!

  4. i am med to med tan. just taking a peek through the blog- the products look nice