How to Color Match Seint

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I wrote this article to provide a comprehensive guide on how to color match the Seint makeup line. It explains the concept of 3D foundation, knowing your skin undertone, and practical tests to determine it. This guide also offers color recommendations based on undertones, skin color levels, achieving a dewy finish, building your desired coverage and mixing the creams.

A lot of beauty brands has seen an increase in foundation matching services being offered online. By being able to color match makeup virtually, you can prevent unnecessary stress of mismatched products and hassles of returns or shade swaps.

 

Color matching is not complicated! With my few tips and guidelines, you can find your perfect shade with confidence.

Complimentary Color Match Service

Remember that makeup experts like myself offers complimentary color match service to help you find the right shade for their skin tone. My service is done online or in person and there is no pressure to buy.

If at the end of this tutorial, you would rather avail of the free color match service, just follow this link and it will take you to my  color match quiz.

Seint Color Matching System is a virtual innovative way of finding your accurate foundation colors

Finding The Perfect Shades

With 3D foundation, you need to find more than just one shade – two highlights, a contour and a blush.

 

Seint’s 3D concept aims to show through the natural dimensions of the face even with makeup on. 

 

The complete foundation uses at least 4 shades to achieve the three-dimensional look namely main highlight, a brightener, a darker shade for contouring and a pink or red hue for blush.

Rather than relying on a monochromatic foundation, the 3D foundation creates a more natural looking finish.  

 

And since you will need to be matched to 3 or more shades, this is where most of the confusion begin. But continue reading and you’ll be amazed at how easy this actually is!

Why Finding Your Perfect Match Important?

As with any makeup, it is important to find your perfect match! Wearing the perfect makeup shade can actually enhance the natural look of your skin.

 

Nobody wants a makeup that is too light, too dark, or too orange. The goal is to achieve that natural, radiant look we all aim for. 

Understanding the significance of precisely matching your skin tone can make a world of difference in the final outcome of your makeup application

Your Skin Undertone is the Key

It may be a surprise for you but knowing your skin’s undertone is already half the battle. 

 

Here are my practical tips to determining your skin’s undertone.

 

The Veins Test​

You can look at the color of the veins in your wrist. 

 

  • If they appear blue or purple, it means you have a cool undertone. 
  • If they appear green, then you have a warm undertone. 
  • Bluish-green veins suggest you are neutral.

 

The Garment Test​

You can start looking for garment colors that looks more flattering to you.

 

Cool tones usually look best in blue, green, and purple garments, while warm tones usually look best in orange, red, and yellow garments. 

 

If not sure about a particular color, try holding it up to your face to see if it makes your skin look brighter or duller. 

 

  • If blue, green, and purple garments make your skin look brighter, then your undertone is cool. 
  • If orange, red, and yellow garments make your skin look brighter, then your undertone is warm.

 

garment test for skin undertone analysis

The Jewelry Test​

Another effective method is the jewelry test. 

 

Hold up a piece of jewelry against your skin and observe the way it enhances or dulls your complexion.

 

  • Gold jewelry is ideal for those with warm undertones, as it tends to bring out the natural warmth in their skin 
  • Silver jewelry  is more suited for individuals with cool undertones, as it enhances their natural coolness
jewelry test for skin undertone analysis

Tan or Burn Test​

  • When you tan, your skin tends to develop warm undertones, which can range from golden to olive hues. 
  • If you burn, it typically indicates that your skin has cooler undertones. 

 

Natural Hair Color Test

Once you know your skin tone, the next thing you need to check is the color of your eyes and hair. Opt for contouring creams that are close to your hair and eye color. 

Color Recommendations Based On Skin's Undertone

If your skin is Cool

This means you need to pick highlights and contours that have a pink base or undertone. 

If your skin is Warm​

This means you need to pick highlights and contours with yellow undertones. Common words that are used to describe a warm undertone are Golden, Yellow, or Olive.  

If your skin is Neutral​

This means your skin is neither pink nor yellow based, and mostly white.  Combining cool and warm highlights would be ideal for you.

Cool Tones
- Highlights

  • Versailles
  • Moonlit
  • White Peach
  • June
  • Candlelit
  • Palace
  • Athens
  • Sandy
  • Hazel
  • Fiji
  • Muse

Cool Tones
- Contours

  • Aspen
  • Henna
  • Ash
  • Astoria
  • Shadow
  • Cola

Warm Tones
- Highlights

  • Linen
  • Aura
  • Sunlit
  • Amber
  • Wheat
  •  Mango
  • Golden Hour
  • Goddess
  • Nutmeg
  • Papaya
  • Icon
  • Cinnamon
  • Mirage

Warm Tones
- Contours

  • Walnut
  • Olive
  • Stone
  • Cedar
  • Indigo

Understanding Skin Color Levels

There are 12 levels of skin color from the lightest to the darkest.

Skin Color Levels
  • Level I: Lightest 

  • Level II: Light Cool 

  • Level III: Light Warm 

  • Level IV: Medium Warm 

  • Level V: Medium Cool

  • Level VI: Warm Tan

  • Level VII: Cool Tan 

  • Level VIII: Warm Tan

  • Level IX : Dark Cool

  • Level X – Dark Warm

  • Level XI – Deep Warm

  • Level XII – Very Deep

The Dewy Finish

When you use cream makeup, it gives the appearance of a dewy finish.  Cream makeup will have more moisturizing properties and good for long term use. They will leave the skin looking hydrated. Other words used to describe a dewy finish include Luminous, Radiance or Glow.

 

But don’t confuse dewy with oily, cream is not meant to be oily.  The skin will adjust to the extra moisturization that cream makeup brings, so it is recommended to use Vanilla Setting Powder during the first few weeks to absorb excess oil.

Build Your Desired Coverage

Cream makeup is buildable and you can work toward the preferred coverage .  While other makeups only provide a single coverage type, cream makeup allows you to build the coverage you wanted.  This is perfect when you want versatility for an all-natural look for the busy days or more glam for night events, it can be used for both occasions.

Whats your preferred makeup coverage

Sheer​

This kind of coverage evens out the skin tone but does not cover any blemishes or pigmentation.  This coverage produces the most natural-looking makeup. Apply creams with low-density brush like the  Blush + Bronzer brush.

Medium​

This kind of coverage will even out skin tone and cover any imperfections on the skin. It will also cover the redness from rosacea, but it will not cover dark pigmentation caused by blemishes or sun damage. Use brushes like the IIID Brush to apply the creams for medium coverage.

Full​

This coverage will conceal most skin imperfections. It conceals pigmentation and acne scars significantly.  But care must be taken to avoid looking cakey.  Buff Brush is a highly dense brush and is best for full coverage.

No More Off-Looking Foundation

Because Seint is not limited to just a single shade, the result is more natural.

Picking just one foundation shade looks off for most parts of the face. This is because our inner face is brighter than the outer.

Mix and Match the Creams

Sometimes you won’t get the perfect color using just a single shade. In this case, it’s time to mix and match!

Use two shades and mix them together to create the perfect main highlight.

 

Also, if your skin becomes lighter or darker, depending on the season, you can mix your main and brightening highlight.

 

If trying to choose between 2 highlight shades, always pick the darker one.  This ensures you will apply a small amount and avoid the cakey look.

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