How to Color Match Seint Makeup
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Seint makeup has quickly gained popularity among novice and professional makeup enthusiasts, despite being a relatively new player in the market.
As the world evolves into doing business online, foundation matching has adapted to this. Being able to color match Seint makeup virtually , which is exclusively sold online, you can prevent unnecessary stress of mismatched products and hassles of returns or shade swaps.
How to color match Seint makeup aka IIID Foundation is not complicated! With my few tips and guidelines, you can find your perfect shade with confidence.
Complimentary Color Match Service
Remember that Seint Artists like myself offers complimentary color match service to help customers 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 Seint color match quiz.
Color Match: Finding The Perfect Shades For Your Skin
You’ve read this section’s title just right! You need to find more than just one shade.
Since Seint’s IIID or 3D or 3 Dimensional foundation is fairly new, a lot of women gets intimidated by it.
However, the 3D concept simply means to allow the natural dimensions of the face to be seen through even with makeup on.
Seint uses at least 4 shades to achieve this. The complete 3D foundation has two types of highlighting shades – a main and a brightener, then a darker shade for contouring to produce facial depth and dimensions, and finally a pink or red hue for the cheeks.
Rather than relying on a monochromatic foundation, Seint’s 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 read on and you’ll be amazed at how easy this actually is!
Why is finding your perfect match important?
In any makeup, it absolutely 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. Instead my goal is for you to achieve that natural, radiant look that every women aims for. You could actually fall in love with your own skin again.
Your Skin Undertone is the Key
Now in this section, it may surprise you but knowing your skin’s undertone can help you achieve a more natural look.
The next step is how to know your skin undertone? Here are the practical tips.
The Veins Test
The Garment Test
If you are not sure, you can start looking for garment colors that complement your skin.
Cool tones usually look best in blue, green, and purple garments, while warm tones usually look best in orange, red, and yellow garments.
If you are unsure 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 you are cool; if orange, red, and yellow garments make your skin look brighter, then you are warm.
The Jewelry Test
Another effective and fun method is the gold and silver jewelry test. This technique involves using the contrasting tones of gold and silver jewelry to determine which undertones complement your skin tone best.
By holding up a gold piece of jewelry against your skin and observing the way it enhances or dulls your complexion, you can determine if warm, golden hues or cool, silver tones suit you better.
Gold jewelry is ideal for those with warm undertones, as it tends to bring out the natural warmth in their skin, while the silver jewelry is more suited for individuals with cool undertones, as it enhances their natural coolness.
Tan or Burn Test
The Tan or Burn test allows you to tell your skin undertone. When you tan, your skin tends to develop warm undertones, which can range from golden to olive hues. This shift in tone is a result of increased melanin production in response to sun exposure. On the other hand, if you burn, it typically indicates that your skin has cooler undertones. Burns often result in a reddish or pinkish complexion, highlighting the cool undertones in your skin. Understanding these subtle changes can help guide your makeup choices, allowing you to select shades that harmonize with your natural undertones and enhance your overall appearance.
Color Recommendations based on your 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.
- White Peach
- Golden Hour
Understanding Skin Color Levels
Once you have found your skin tone, the next thing you need to consider is the color of your eyes and hair. You should opt for contouring creams that are close to your hair and eye color. Seint offers eight levels of skin color from the lightest to the darkest.
- Level I is for the lightest skin tones.
- Level II is for light warm undertones with slight redness.
- Level III is for medium warm tones with substantial redness.
- Level IV is for light olive skin tones.
- Level V is for medium olive skin tones.
- Level VI is for rich olive skin tone.
- Level VII is for dark skin with warm undertones.
- Level VIII is for dark skin with cool undertones.
The Dewy Finish
When you apply Seint makeup, it gives the appearance of a dewy finish. Cream makeup like Seint will have more moisturizing properties. They will also leave skin looking hydrated. Other words used to describe a dewy finish include Luminous, Radiance or Glow.
But don’t confuse dewy with oily, Seint 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
Seint creams are buildable and you can work toward the coverage desired. While other makeups only provide a single coverage type, Seint lets you build the coverage you wanted. Whether you want an all-natural look for busy days or glam it up for night events, Seint can be used for both occasions.
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 like the Blush + Bronzer brush.
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.
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 (remember, you need at least 2 highlighting shades, a contour shade and a blush to make a complete 3D foundation), almost all the time, this results in a natural finish.
Picking just one foundation shade looks off for most parts of the face. This is because our inner face is brighter than the outer. And for this reason, we use a lighter shade for the inner areas of our face. And we use the slightly darker shade or our main shade for the outer areas. Then, we contour sharp edges and depths to keep the face’s natural dimension.
Mix and Match the Creams
Sometimes you won’t get the perfect match 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 when the season changed.
If trying to choose between 2 highlight shades, always pick the darker one. This ensures you will need to apply only a small amount so it won’t appear cakey on you.
My Parting Words
Choosing the right Seint shade can make a big difference in your appearance. Since Seint is only offered online, it can be a real challenge not being able to test the makeup before buying. Understanding how to color match for Seint gives you the confidence to pick the right highlight and contour shades for yourself to create that IIID look.
If, after reading this article, you’re still not sure what colors to choose, it’s important to engage your Seint artist for a color recommendation. You can take an online color match quiz to find colors that match your skin. Click on the below link to start.