Frequently asked questions about JustPureMineralsShop
When choosing your samples, here are some things to consider. Some are obvious, some may not be. If you would like help, you can email us with the list of your answers to the questions below, and we can narrow it down for you!
- What is your hair and eye color?
- Would you say you have a light, medium, tan, or deep complexion?
- What single color do you think you look best in?
- What types of color combinations do you like to wear usually?
----- Black, Grey, Deep Browns, White
----- Deep Purple, Fuchsia, Deep Blues, Black
----- Light blues, pinks,
----- Deep, Bold Warm Earthy tones - deep oranges, browns, greens, cream
----- Light Warm Earthy Tones - beige, peach, cream, etc
----- Or any other color combination?
Look at your wardrobe; think about what you feel you look awesome in.
What colors are those? (Be detailed – are the colors are light or dark, muted or intense?)
These questions are a little redundant, but sometimes approaching the same general question from a different angle can spark different answers, so it helps people become more aware of their color choices. Others can just look at one of the questions and know exactly how to answer it.
For instance, if you know you look amazing in orange, but wear a lot of black and white, I'd recommend warm tones. If you look amazing in purple, but wear a lot of black and white, I'd recommend cool tones. :-)
Here’s a biggie: In the past, when you have tried foundations that did NOT work for you color-wise, what was wrong with them? Too yellow? Too orange? Too pink?
Your goal with a foundation should be to make your face appear to belong with your body. Your face should be very similar to your neck and upper chest, because that’s what’s closest, and that’s what’s going to make you look weird if it doesn’t go well together. (You can tell you’re using the wrong shade for your complexion if you feel like you want to put foundation on your neck and chest to make them the right color. They are already the right color. It’s your makeup that’s wrong.)
Your goal with a foundation should be to make your face appear to belong with your body. Your face should be very similar to your neck and upper chest, because that’s what’s closest, and that’s what’s going to make you look weird if it doesn’t go well together.
Make sure you don’t just look in a small mirror just at your face. Stand back and look at yourself in a larger mirror, paying particular attention to the colors of your face, neck and chest, and how they look compared to each other. Also, chances are, your bathroom lighting is going to be the worst for testing color. (Unless you have a big skylight. Then you might be okay.)
Use a bit of blush when testing so you don't think you're more pasty than you are. :-)
For the most natural-but-better look, you definitely will want to use a Kabuki brush. If you use a big fluffy powder brush to apply mineral foundation, it will go on unevenly and too heavily. You need to be able to apply a small amount and distribute it evenly for the best results.
For additional details please visit the FAQ page: http://justpureminerals.com/faq/default.html#Application Tips