Around this time of year most foundation wearers will experience the same problem: your once perfect shade is suddenly too light.
Naturally, whether you sunbathe or not (though please, please, always wear SPF and be mindful in the sun for the health and appearance of your skin), you’ll naturally tan a little as time outdoors increases and the weather gets brighter.
So you might be in a routine of having two separate foundations (or more) in varying shades to suit you all year round. Well, we’re here to tell you that’s not necessary anymore.
Get through the product you already have and stick to your favourite foundation all day any day – all you need are colour drops to customise the shade.
A social media makeup artist based in Texas, Rose Siard, posted a pigment mixing hack, demoing how she gets one foundation shade to work for her as her skin tone changes with the seasons.
Taking the foundation on the back of her hand, she adds a tiny drop of an orange pigment in (she uses an LA Girl one which is currently sold out, but a host of brands sell mixing pigments, and NYX have just launched a new range for this).
Orange pigments warm and deepen she explains in the video, and she warns “you do not need much”.
She also adds in a drop of a blue pigment to cool the new shade down, adding that most foundations “pull yellow” on her skin.
Then using a brush she blends the foundation with the two drops of colour and suddenly she has the most perfect match for her skin.
She calls the pigments “foundation savers” and someone in comments, (somewhat dramatically, but we feel ya) said of the hack: “This is life saving”.
Others commented sharing how much they love the hack, and it’s clear to see given that the blue and orange LA Girl pigments are now out of stock.
Whether you’re a foundation or tinted moisturiser person, the same rules apply.
Mixing pigments is the way forward. Now to go dig out our “December shade” foundations.