Nothing beats going to a counter to actually have yourself "swatched" by the experts (MA). I would suggest going to a MAC counter (even if you're not planning to buy, but don't blurt it out on the MA haha!). Read till the end why I suggest to have yourself matched at MAC. It's not just because of my addiction to the brand =)
A few tips I've read before that you might find useful too:
- Swatch the foundation in your jaw line. Although personally, I'm not practicing it, I use the back of my hand as 'canvas', so far so good. Don't do this, and if you do, don't blame me LOL!
- After swatching, don't buy right away. Politely tell the MA that you'll just come back, that you want to test it first, walk around the mall, anywhere but near the counter. The lighting may fool you. Also, try to ask for samples, no harm in asking right? In the first place, they don't know you haha!
- Check the ingredients! You have to be sure that you have no allergies to any of the ingredients listed in the bottle or box.
- Consider your skin type. If you're oily like me, you may want to stay away from cream type of foundation. Powder type is more advisable. Or if you can find a water-based liquid foundation, much much better. Although getting a liquid foundie may be costly for you since you need to buy a powder too to set your foundation!
Now, the reason I suggest you try MAC first is because I found a very useful chart!
Go check it out yourself and let me know if it was of a big help to you too!
Mega Foundation Chart - Click here
Happy weekend everyone!