Here Is The Best Trick To Find A Foundation With Cool Undertones

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Yes, its true! There is only one trick to find the best foundation with cool undertones.

If you're a makeup junkie, you very well know that the first lesson in any beauty 101 class is the identification of undertones. No makeup base is complete unless you know whether you need a foundation with cool undertones, warm undertones or neutral undertones. 

Remember that your skin isn't just light, medium and dark, it is many shades in between. Ask Fenty Beauty, who released 40 shades of foundations last year!

How To Find A Foundation With Cool Undertones 

The best trick to identify the perfect foundation with cool undertones is to understand the difference between the various undertones. 

Typically, if you have warm skin undertones your skin looks yellow, golden, peachy or orange. Alternatively, if you have cool skin undertones your skin will look purple, pink, blue or red. If you have neutral undertones, you get the best of both worlds and your skin can reflect either of the two sets of colours.

But as we explained before, since these are undertones, chances are they will be difficult to detect. You can’t always look at yourself to check if you have a medium skin tone with yellow undertones or deeper skin tone with golden or yellow undertones.  

We recommend you answer these questions to know your exact undertone as well as the following in detail:

  • Colour of your skin against a white backdrop
  • The colour of your veins
  • Colours that would look best on you
  • Type of metal that would look best on your skin 

Once you've identified your skin tone to be cool, the next step is to pick a foundation with cool undertones.

Lucky for you, there are many cosmetic brands that have an expansive range that caters to every undertone. Here are some of the the best budget-friendly foundations with cool undertones. 

5 Budget-friendly Foundations With Cool Undertones

1. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation | S$50

 
 
 
 
 
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With its 40-shade range, Rihanna's Fenty Beauty Pro Filter Soft Matte Longwear Foundation delivers on its promise of providing one shade for every undertone. If you like a medium-to-full coverage matte foundation, this one is for you.

2. TARTE Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation | S$64

 
 
 
 
 
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The Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation also comes with a whopping 40-shade range. It is long-wearing oil-free, vegan, matte liquid foundation and is perfect for those who are on the lookout for acne-friendly makeup.

3. ESTÉE LAUDER Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10 Foundation | S$68

 
 
 
 
 
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A cult favourite, and for the right reasons, the Estee Lauder Longwear foundation is the perfect buy for a busy girl on-the-go. It stays put for more than eight hours and works for all skin types. It is lightweight and has an oil-free formula, so you don't need to worry about your acne either. 

4. Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation | S$72

 
 
 
 
 
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This may not be extremely budget-friendly, but it is an investment nonetheless. The Makeup Forever Ultra HD foundation has a highly-pigmented formula that feels light on the skin. It also gives you an airbrush finish and the best part is the large shade range (27 on Sephora, Singapore). 

5. DIOR BACKSTAGE Face and Body Foundation | S$65

 
 
 
 
 
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If you are looking for a flawless, natural and glowing face a'la Meghan Markle, the Dior Backstage face and body foundation should be your ideal pick. This light-weight foundation has ultra-buildable coverage, and lends a natural and radiant finish. Plus, its wide shade range is enough for any makeup junkie to grab it the first opportunity they get. 

Also read: You're most likely making these common foundation mistakes

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj