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Seint Makeup Color Matching: How to Find Your Perfect Match
What is color matching and why it's important?
Color matching is the process of finding the right makeup colors so that they compliment your skin tone. Since Seint’s IIID concept is new to the world of makeup, not everyone is familiar. However, this simply puts that this concept is to allow the natural dimensions of the face to be seen through even with makeup on. Instead of a single toned foundation, Seint uses 2 highlights (main and brightening) and a contour to create those face depths and dimensions. You’ll be amazed at how easy this actually is, more than it sounds!
Color matching is important for many reasons. The most obvious reason is that you want your makeup to look its best. Choosing the right colors can make a big difference in how your makeup looks.
Another reason color matching is important is because different colors can have different effects on your skin. For example, using a main highlight that’s too dark can make you look washed out, while using a main highlight that’s too light can make you look like you’re wearing a mask. Finding the right color match can help ensure that your makeup looks natural and flattering.
Color matching can be a difficult task, especially if you are new to Seint, but fret not, here are some guides that you can follow to make sure that you choose the right colors for your skin.
Understanding Your Undertone
Knowing your skin’s undertone can help you achieve a more natural look. You should select a color that matches your skin’s undertone.
The first thing that you need to do is find out what your skin tone is. You can do this by looking at the veins in your wrist; if they appear blue or purple, then you have a cool skin tone, if they appear green, then you have a warm skin tone.
If you are not sure, you can start looking for garment colors that compliment 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.
Color Recommendations based on your Undertone
If your skin is cool: This means you need to pick highlights and contours that has a pink base or undertone. If you’re looking for a cool-based highlights, you might want to consider (from light to dark) Versailles, Moonlit, White Peach, June, Candlelit, Sandy, Muse, Mirage. The best contours for cool undertones are (from light to dark) Aspen, Henna, Ash, Astoria, Shadow, Cola.
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. For highlights, the recommended creams for women with yellow undertones are (from light to dark) Linen, Aura, Sunlit, Amber, Wheat, Mango, Goddess, Papaya, Cinnamon. Meanwhile, for contouring creams, the warm colors are (from light to dark) Walnut, Olive, Stone, Indigo.
If your skin is neutral: This means your skin is neither pink nor yellow based, and mostly white. Combining the cool and warm highlights would be ideal for you.
Understanding your Skin Color Level
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 is close to your hair and eyes color. Seint offers eight levels of skin color from the lightest to the darkest.
Seint Makeup's Finish : Dewy not Oliy
When you apply Seint makeup, it gives the appearance of a dewy finish. Makeup with a dewy formulation like Seint will have more moisturizing properties. They will also leave skin looking hydrated. Other words used to describe a dewy finish include Luminous or Glow. But don’t confuse dewy with oily, Seint is not meant to be oily. Although, 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.
Seint creams are buildable and provides the coverage desired. While other makeups only provide single coverage type, Seint lets you build the coverage you wanted. Whether you want an all natural look for the busy days or glam it up for night events, Seint can be used for both occassions.
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. Use low density brushes like the Bluzh + Bronzer to apply the creams.
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 highly densed brush and is best for full coverage.
Where to match my highlights?
Contrary to other foundations or makeup, Seint does not confine to just a single highlight. You need 2 highlights for different purposes – (1) main highlight which is the color closest to your skin and (2) brightening highlight which is the color 2 shades lighter than your skin. The reasoning is simple, our face is naturally multi-toned. No wonder, picking just one foundation color looks off for most part of the face. This is because our inner face is brighter than the outer. And for this reason, the inner area is applied with a brightening highlight to create that glow from within.
Matching your main highlight on your jawline is the best way to look natural. Your brightening highlight will be 2 shades lighter.
Sometimes you won’t get the perfect color match from a single highlight. 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 either lighter or darker, depending on the season, you have multiple highlights to fall back on. If trying to choose between 2 highlight colors, always pick the darker one. This ensures you will need to apply only a small amount to achieve a coverage true to your skin.
Choosing the right Seint makeup can make a big difference in your appearance. Since Seint is only offered online, it can be a real challenge for not being able to test the makeup before buying. Understanding how to color match for Seint gives you confidence to pick the right highlight and contour colors 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 color recommendation. Thankfully, with your beauty partner, your Seint Artist, you can be assured the recommendation are the perfect colors for you.