Find Your Perfect Match

Find Your Perfect Match

How to Choose and use the Right Foundation

What To Look For in A Mineral Foundation

Choosing the foundation that is right for your skin type will help you have a look that is natural and flawless. A mineral foundation offers flawless natural coverage. It is safe for all skin types, and it is even more beneficial for those that have skin that is sensitive. It allows the skin to breathe, and it can be helpful in preventing breakouts.

Mineral foundations are growing in popularity, especially with people who have problems with acne or other types of skin issues. Because it is completely organic, mineral makeup is free from any type of chemicals and does not irritate the skin when used. This is important, especially to those with sensitive skin. When a mineral foundation is used, consumers can be sure that no matter what type of skin they have, it will be compatible with their skin and help their skin look smooth and natural.

Tips on Finding the Right Foundation

Finding the best foundation match is easy if you know how!

Here are 4 quick tips on how to find the perfect match!

 First- Identify Your Skin Undertone


Skin undertones can be thought of as a color cast – the color that your skin appears just below the surface. Being able to determine your undertone will help you make the best decisions about color selections for hair, clothing, and makeup. You should also consider your undertone when searching for a mineral foundation. Skin undertones generally fall into three different categories: cool, warm, and neutral. There is an easy way to identify which of these an individual is with just a little consideration.

The best starting point is to look at your skin in natural daylight. If you have slight pink tones, then your natural coloring is cool. If you look peachier, your undertones are more likely to be warm, and yellow undertones usually apply to olive skin. If none of these are particularly obvious, then the neutral tone shades will suit you better.

Another good tip is to look at the inside of your wrists. If your veins show a blue tinge, then you’re more likely to have cool coloring. If they look green(ish) then warm tones will probably suit you better. Again, if you’re not obviously either one, then try the neutral tones.

WarmNCoolCool undertones can be identified as being those that have a naturally pink or rosy complexion. They have no yellow undertones to their skin and may even have a slightly grayish or bluish tint to their complexion. Those who usually look best in pastel colors, blues and greens, and silver jewelry have cool skin undertones.

Warm undertones are those individuals who have a naturally bronze or yellow tint to their skin. Warm does not necessarily mean that an individual is very dark – in fact, a very pale person can still have a warm complexion. These individuals will have little rosiness in their complexion. They look best wearing brighter colors and reds and will look best in gold jewelry.

Those with neutral undertones have a combination of both warm and cool tones. They are sometimes considered beige skin tones. Those with neutral skin tones look good in most colors and with either gold or silver jewelry.

Second- Identify Your Skin Type


The first step is finding a product that is right for your individual skin type. A tinted moisturizer doesn’t offer as much coverage as a foundation, but only choose a heavier foundation if your skin truly warrants it.

Dry SkinDry Skin Types

If you are dry, choose our H&H Science Baked Hydrating Mineral Foundation or H&H Science Liquid Mineral Foundation. Liquids and hydrating powders both have a creamy (moisturizing) consistency, and are blended with ingredients that deliver moisture to the skin and offer more coverage than regular pressed powders.


Normal SkinNormal to Combination Skin Types

If you skin is normal, you can select any of the Mineral Foundations based upon what coverage you desire- please see tip #3 for choosing the right formula that provides the coverage that you desire. If you have combination skin, strategically apply a powder foundation, wither our H&H Science Pressed Mineral Foundation or H&H Science Baked Hydrating Foundation, which allows you to distribute more of the oil-absorbing makeup where you need it and less where you don’t, without leaving visible lines.

Oily SkinOily Skin Types

If your skin is oily, use oil-free liquid or powder foundation. They contain powders that absorb oil, leaving you with a matte, smooth finish, choose our H&H Science Pressed Mineral Foundation or H&H Science Liquid Mineral Foundation. Mineral makeup often works well on oily skin, because the dry particles absorb moisture.


Third-Choose The Formula that Provides the Coverage You Desire

What formula is right for you?

TintedBrighteningBBcream(HH)Beauty Balm (BB Cream)

Beauty Balms offer a very sheer coverage and can be work by every skin type as a make-up primer and SPF. Our H&H Science Tinted Brightening BB Cream offers a sheer, flawless finish with SPF 50+ coverage and also contains absorbic acid to brighten the skin and antioxidants to fight the signs of aging.

mineralsheertint-cameoglowMineral Sheer Tint

A Mineral Sheer Tint provides you a sheer foundation will give you a light coverage and allow for the natural skin tone to show, which allows for a more natural look. Many teens with good skin choose these types of foundationswith a sheer, dewy finish. Our H&H Science Mineral Sheer Tint contains an SPF 20.

pressed-darktanNEWMineral Pressed Powder

A Mineral Pressed Powder like our H&H Science Pressed Mineral Foundation provides Light to Full Coverage and is ideal for combination to oily skin types.

colortone-sanddune(BLACK)Baked Mineral Hydrating Powder

A Baked Mineral Hydrating Powder provides Light to Full Coverage and is ideal for normal to dry skin types.

liquid-basicbeigeLiquid Mineral Foundation

A Liquid Mineral Foundation, like our H&H Science Liquid Mineral Foundation provides a Matte Full Coverage and is ideal for any skin type that desires complete coverage.


Lastly, Select Your Shade!


Once you’ve determined your undertone, you can test foundation colors. We recommend doing this by brushing a stripe of color along your jaw line. If the color blends perfectly, you’ve got a good match.

Now that you know which foundation is ideal for you, let’s review some application tips to ensure that you get that flawless finish!

Tips On How To Apply Your Foundation for a Flawless Finish

  1. Never apply foundation to un-moisturized skin. If your skin is on the drier side, you’ll also want to exfoliate prior to applying any products.
  2. If your moisturizer or foundation doesn’t have SPF in it, you’ll want to slather on sunscreen pre-makeup
  3. To apply mineral foundation, use an H&H Science Mineral Powder Dome Brush, which is shorter and denser than a regular brush, so it gives more coverage. Dip the brush into the powder foundation, and then gently push the bristles against the back of your hand to get the powder into the brush. Tap the side of the brush to remove any excess, and then use continuous circular motions to apply the powder to your face “from the T-zone out. Repeat until you’ve achieved the coverage you want. Use fairly firm pressure. You want to buff the foundation to a smooth, even finish. Work your way down to your chest for a seamless, polished look.
  4. When you’re applying foundation, don’t forget about the spot where your jaw line meets your neck! Make sure your face and neck match by blending the foundation into the top of your neck as well
  5. The trick is blending. Once the right foundation makeup is applied, it is a good idea to wait a few minutes so you can let it set in before you apply an additional amount. This is especially true for mineral foundations because once they set; they will have a look that is very natural. To keep the look seamless, you should not apply more unless you really need it.
  6. If you’re a novice, try a powder foundation that’s right for your skin type. It’s the easiest to apply, and it disappears into the skin more easily than liquid formulas.
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Mineral foundations are suitable for any type of skin or complexion. The trend toward mineral makeup has offered customers a new way to use makeup, especially when it comes to foundation. Mineral foundations are the ultimate solution for achieving natural and glowing skin tones. It is said to last hours longer than regular makeup products for the face. A mineral foundation offers a finish that is not only long lasting, but it is healthier for the skin.


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4 thoughts on “Find Your Perfect Match

    • Hello Isabelle,

      Thanks for your inquiry. The best place to start with finding the perfect match is to follow our perfect match foundation guide. This will allow you to know what foundation is ideal for your skin type and the amount of coverage that you prefer.

      Selecting the right shade of these foundations based upon your skin tone is ideally done in one of our boutiques. If you are not able to make it in to the store, you can always send a picture of your skin without make-up and we can send some testers out to you to try.

      Heather Funk

  1. Could you please tell me the order of application for the HH skin care products I purchased this past week-end at Trillium Creek: 1) Skin Quench hydrating serum 2)Antioxidant Serum – 20% 3) Total Eye Repair 4) Super Rich Moisturizer 5) Total Neck Repair Cream 6) Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum – 5 X Thank you so very much – I just want to make sure I’m putting it on in the morning & night in the correct order (what should I apply first etc) Judy Podrasky

    Sent from Judy’s iPhone


  2. […] image source 1. BB Cream (Liquid Cream) – This type of foundation is for oily and combination skin and also for low-maintenance beauty (not suitable for dry skin). BB Cream can be worn alone or serves as a primer if you want a full-coverage foundation. Can be used as: moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, sheer foundation 2. CC Cream – Has a light coverage and perfect for most skin types and uneven skin tone. CC creams cover sunspots and uneven skin tone and may be worn as a primer. Can be Used as: moisturizer, primer, sunscreen 3. Tinted Moisturizer – A tinted moisturizer may be combined with a day cream if you have dry skin for extra hydration. Oil-free tinted moisturizers is available if you have oily skin. This is for all skin types and has light coverage. Can be used as: primer for a fresh and natural look 4. Sheer Foundation – This has a light coverage for clear skin. Can be used as: primer but needs to be set with a translucent powder for long lasting wear 5. Satin Foundation – This type of foundation has a light to medium coverage somewhere between dewy and matte finish. Not suitable for oily skin. Can be used as:  Can be apply to clean skin after using a primer with a stippling brush and set it with translucent powder 6. Matte Foundation – This is good for oily skin if you want long-lasting coverage. It has full coverage. After applying your favorite primer, use a flat foundation brush or a makeup blender. Make sure to apply a powder after since matte foundation tends to dry very quickly. 7. Dewy Foundation – If you want an extra glow to your skin, this is a perfect foundation for you. Great for normal to dry skin and has light to medium coverage. You can wear it with or without a primer. 8. Mineral Foundation – A foundation that is for sensitive and acne-prone skin or oily skin as well. It has a light to full coverage and buildable. Use a kabuki brush when applying this foundation. Begin with a light layr and then add some more for full coverage. Tagslifestyle, makeup tips […]