The foundation is core in the make-up world - the base or the canvas that makes the face ready to take on colour and artistic expression that comes with it. It is also one of the most underrated parts of the make-up kit, which is usually dominated by lipsticks and eye colours. We feel that the right foundation is what sets apart the look that you create and know that it’s one of the most problematic things to buy. Here’s a handy guide on how to buy make up for the Indian skin tone. The Indian skin tone has a wide range and is challenging sometimes to find the right colour for it.

Steps to finding the right shade for you

Step 1: Testing before buying

It is important that you test the product for any allergies before you purchase. Since you can purchase Tinge foundations online, this is impossible. But because our products are dermatologically tested already, this should not be a problem. We are also 100% natural, so the chances of your skin breaking out are bleak. Test the product for allergies near your elbow, and for colour on the jawline.

Step 2: Find your skin tone

Skin tones are split into three main categories – Light, medium and deep. We Indians are usually medium skin tone. Medium skin tone can further be beige, tan, honey and more such colors.

Step 3: Find your undertone

If your skin tends to turns red when you are out in the sun, you have cool undertone. But if you get tanned very easily in the sun you have warm undertone.

Finding the right shade

Now that you know your skin tone and undertone, and you’ve narrowed down the brand that is suitable for your skin, this is what you need to do. Test on the skin. Choose the closest shades to your skin and dab along the jaw line. Blend them into your skin, along with some coverage to the neck. Naturally, the absolutely closest one that fits both the jawline and the neck should be the one to choose.

Tinge offers a range of everyday foundation that is mineral rich. It works for all skin types, is hypoallergenic, vegan, non-comedogenic, has a 12-hour staying power and is dermatologically tested. This is what all-natural foundations should be, so do a check when you are purchasing next. This is important for long-term skincare.

Our foundations can be used in 5 different ways:

  1. Beauty Balm – Add 1:1 of foundation and face moisturizer and use.
  2. Liquid Foundation – Add one drop of moisturizer to 3 parts of foundation, mix it on the back of your hand, and apply in a downward motion on your face.
  3. Setting Powder – As a base to set your foundation.
  4. As itself (for sheer coverage).
  5. To build coverage – Apply the powder foundation on your skin, wet it with moisturizer and reapply while the skin is still damp.

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