Picking Foundation


Foundation is the base for all your other make-up. It should look natural and match your skintone as closely as possible. Nobody's skin is exactly the same as anyone else's, but we do all fit into a distict color category. Mineral foundations give you a very natural looking finish and is very easy to blend into skin.  

To find your best color category, first look at your skin without make-up in natural light. Determine if you have light, medium or dark skin color. Then determine if you have cool blue undertones or warm yellow undertones in your skin. The best way to determine this is to do color draping. This involves holding blocks of colors from various color categories up to your face and deciding which looks best. You should find that more colors from one color category will look the best on you, and this will be your correct color category. We developed the GloTones color system that contains four color categories; DiamondTones, SaphireTones, TopazTones and OpalTones.

To determine if you are a Diamond or Saphire hold up the colors from these two categories to your face.

  • DiamondTones: Hot Pink, Blue Red, Fuchia, Black, Charcoal, Cool Grey, Brown Burgundy, Emerald Green, Olive, Pine, Teal, Purple, Navy, Lemon Yellow, Pure White, Stone, Pewter.
  • SaphireTones: Rose, Powder Pink, Orchid, Salmon, Clear Red,  Aqua, Sky Blue, Periwinkle, Violet, Lavender,Spruce, Mint, Jade, Forest Green, Off white, Beige, Taupe, Cocoa, Emerald Turquoise, Soft Teal, Blue Green, Purple, Plum, Navy, Royal Blue, Light Grey.

Diamond and Saphire Tones are Cool based colors and skintones falling in these categories will look best in Rose Based Foundations (these colors look redder or rosier when compared to a yellow/peach colors).

To determine if you are a Topaz or Opal hold up the colors from these two categories to your face.

  • TopazTones: Salmon Pink, Rust, Orange, Peach, Tomato Red, Bronze, Coffee Brown, Mahogany, Camel, Stone, Khaki, Teal, Mint,Turquoise, Teal, Forrest Green, Buttermilk, Olive Green, Jade, Deep Periwinkle, Purple, Wine, Burgundy.
  • OpalTones: Coral Pink, Deep Rose, Peach, Tomato Red, Bronze, Golden Brown, Camel, Buff, Warm Grey, Sky Blue, Mint, Hot Turquoise, Teal, Forrest Green, True Green, Golden Yellow, Yellow Green, Jade, Deep Periwinkle.

TopazTones and Opal Tones are Warm based colors and skintones falling in these categories will look best in Yellow Based Foundations (these colors look more yellow or peachy when compared to a pinkish colors).


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