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Post by NSmith » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:43 pm

I would really appreciate help determining how to get my perfect color of mineral foundation, thank you!
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Post by JenW » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:38 pm

NSmith-

Beautiful pic! You look wonderfully happy!

And now for color, I am leaning warm gold. 1 color to about 10 white. It is possible that Buttery Gold might be better, so I do recommend a sample kit.
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Post by NSmith » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:22 pm

JenW, thank you! This might be a silly question but I’m new at this so I’ll ask. You mentioned that I should try a warm gold but might need a buttery gold instead. How will I know? What should I look for (maybe too yellow or too dark or something like that)? Thank you!
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Post by JenW » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:36 am

NSmith wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:22 pm
JenW, thank you! This might be a silly question but I’m new at this so I’ll ask. You mentioned that I should try a warm gold but might need a buttery gold instead. How will I know? What should I look for (maybe too yellow or too dark or something like that)? Thank you!
It is a good question! You will look at the product on your face in different lighting. It will look off if it needs adjusting. If you need the Buttery, the Warm will look too pink/peach/red. However, it is a good idea to try lighter first by adding a little more white just to be sure it is not just too dark.

I can try and explain it better if that does not cover it. You can also mix up a small portion of the Buttery along with a small portion of the Warm and try them on opposite sides of your face to see which you think matches better. Even a side by side swipe on one cheek can be very telling.
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Post by thecolorgreen3 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:13 am

Hi, I'm looking for a starting point for my mixing foundation color. My skin tone is neutral to cool. I wear 3C in Everyday Minerals, but have been neutral in other brands. I'm wondering if I should try ivory or olive first, or if I should purchase two kits/more white to have enough product to try both. Thanks!
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Post by JenW » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:39 am

thecolorgreen3 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:13 am
Hi, I'm looking for a starting point for my mixing foundation color. My skin tone is neutral to cool. I wear 3C in Everyday Minerals, but have been neutral in other brands. I'm wondering if I should try ivory or olive first, or if I should purchase two kits/more white to have enough product to try both. Thanks!
It sounds like you are a good candidate for Ebony. I am not sure how deep the foundation you mentioned is, but it is always easier to add more white. a light depth is about a 1 scoop color to about 6-8 scoops of the white.
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