Finding Your Perfect Shade

Your foundation is the rock of your make-up. Just like building a house, you want the foundation to be solid. It’s the same for the product and shade you choose to wear as your make-up base.

Foundation creates an even skin-tone and helps conceal any discoloration. It provides a balanced palate to build upon with the rest of your make-up. Aside from your moisturizer and/or serum, it is the closest product to your skin. When applied it should sink into your skin, leaving zero line of demarcation.

When testing your current foundation, to see if it’s your perfect match, apply a stripe of foundation on your jawline. If it looks like it has disappeared into your skin, that’s your correct shade. Your foundation should sink into your skin, not sit on top of it.

Of course if you’re thinking that your skin tone has changed due to the seasons or you’re wanting a professional color-match, then we encourage you to come into Debony Salon for a five-minute swatch test. We’ll match you to one of multiple liquid and powder foundations that fits your skin tone and type perfectly.  We like to look at foundation as our tool to create a blank canvas, so we can add color and contour back into your flawless skin using bronzer, blush and/or highlighters. Finding the right combination of products for your skin type also helps your natural beauty shine through, depending on how much or how little coverage you’re looking for. We always invite our clients at Debony Salon to come in for a complimentary mini make-up application where we can color match you and find your perfect shade.

Questions we’ll focus on include…
How would you describe your skin type? Do you have dry skin?; Oily skin?; A combination of both? Do you have sensitive skin? Are you noticing skin changes that come with age?

What you think your shade of skin tone is, ranging from fair to medium to deep.

What your skin’s undertone is. Do you have a warm undertone, meaning your skin pulls more golden, yellow tones? Does your skin have more pink undertones? If so, then you have a cool undertone. If you have a mix of both pink and yellow undertones then you have a neutral skin tone.

Once we have those questions answered, we’ll find your perfect shade and product. We love our Jane Iredale foundation products and have a wide variety or powder and liquid to choose from.

When it comes to powder we offer, Amazing Base mineral powder, which is an airy mineral foundation for a luminous sheer to medium coverage that feels like silk. It’s a loose mineral foundation that’s made from micronized minerals, is oil free and weightless. It offers SPF 20 protection and, conceals redness and diffuses the appearance of fine lines and pores with soft focus effect.

We also have the PurePressed Powder which is a weightless sheer foundation with a matte finish. Depending on the shade it offers An SPF 20 or SPF 15 protection. It’s water resistant to 40 minutes and contains antioxidants such as Pine Bark Extract and Pomegranate Extract (a potent antioxidant that helps fight free radical production caused by sun exposure).

Our liquid foundation options include Dream Tint, Liquid Minerals, and Glow Time BB Cream.

Dream Tint is the lightest liquid foundation and feels more like a tinted mositurizer than an actual foundation. It’s formulated with lightweight minerals, a tinted moisturizer that not only hydrates and provides sheer to medium coverage, but helps prevent trans-epidermal water loss. It’s water resistant to 40 minutes and offer SPF 15 sun protection. It gives a soft-focus effect that helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores.

Liquid Minerals hydrates your skin with Calendula Flower Oil, White Tea Leaf Extract, Aloe Leaf Juice and also includes Sodium Hyaluronic, which is the salt produced from Hyaluronic Acid, which can hold 1,000 times in water. This foundation is plumping and hydrating and great for sensitive, dry and aging skin. The coverage is just light enough as well, that it works well for those with oily skin types. this light-reflecting formula for sheer to medium coverage.

Glow Time BB Cream offers the most coverage and it covers blemishes, minimizes the appearance of pores, disguises wrinkles and smoothes and brightens skin. It contains SPF 25 to SPF 17 depending on the shade and is water resistant to 40 minutes. Glow Time is non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, sensitivity tested, clinically tested, dermatologist tested.