Easy tips on how to choose the right foundation when you go shopping online

July 13, 2015 32 Comments

It is me!! Happy days are here! I see a Hean Giveaway read to find out more.

I have chatted to many women (and men but mostly women) about the difficulties they have in choosing the right shade of foundation for them when they go shopping online. Because they can't actually see the shade and if it matches their skin they are reluctant to buy a foundation online. Which of course is very sad right?? Plus Hean being a new brand to South Africa and not in retail shops yet (but cross fingers we will get there) it makes it even more difficult (double right?).

So I did some more chatting and this time to the Hean makeup experts and they mentioned the following tips which I am hoping will encourage you to try one of the Hean foundations from our online store!!

TIP ONE (undertone):

Check the colour of the veins under your arms! So turn your arms over and determine whether the veins are blue/purple or green.

Blue/purple veins = Pink/cool undertone

Green veins = Yellow/warm undertone

This is important to know first BEFORE selecting the right foundation.

Once you know that- you are half way there. Skins with pink/cool undertones will use the lighter shades of any foundations whereas those with yellow/warm undertones will use foundations that are darker.

So let's use the Matt Effect Foundation as an example. This foundation has five different shades:

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TIP TWO (the shade):

You have ascertained that your veins are blue/purple so you know you have a cool undertone. You would then choose Pastel or Sand Beige because both these shades have pink undertones to them? Deciding between these two really depends on how pale you are so if you are super pale you would then select pastel right? Still with me? 

And if you have ascertained that your veins are green you then know your undertone is warm. You would then select either Natural or Beige Cappuccino as both these shades have a yellow/warm undertone to them. Again this will depend on the colour or paleness of your skin as to whether you go for Natural or Beige Cappuccino. 

 Remember to check paleness on your neck and jawline area and NOT your wrist or anywhere else okay?

Last tip from Hean makeup artists: if you apply foundation with a moist sponge this results in a more natural effect.

I hope these tips will encourage you to try purchasing a foundation online? What do you think?

Finally!! The time is here!!!

We are running a GIVEAWAY and to win a Hean HD Skin OR Eye Mix Camouflage concealer AND one other product (given to the person with the most shares) you need to do the following:

1) Answer the question: in last weeks blog what was the name of the mascara Emma used? Leave your answer in the comment.

2) Follow us on IG and Twitter 

3) Share this post as often as you can!! Whether it's on IG or Twitter or Facebook.

Stay special and happy shopping.

Gxxx

 PS: in order to win at all you need to leave a comment!




32 Responses

nalini naidoo
nalini naidoo

July 19, 2015

Big zoom mascara

Janet
Janet

July 18, 2015

Leaving another comment just to say I’m so excited about these amazing products – they look fantastic and the info on choosing the right foundation online is just what we all need :-) Thank you!

Shiksha Brijlal
Shiksha Brijlal

July 18, 2015

Hean Wild Cat Mascara

Shiksha Brijlal
Shiksha Brijlal

July 18, 2015

Hean Wild Cat Mascara

Jennifer Chunilall
Jennifer Chunilall

July 18, 2015

Answer : The big zoom mascara.

Denise Thamaray Francis
Denise Thamaray Francis

July 18, 2015

Following on instagram @denise19francis.shared on all social media platforms

Denise Thamaray Francis
Denise Thamaray Francis

July 18, 2015

1.The Big zoom mascara
2.following from my twitter acc @denise_tf
3.shared on twitter and facebook

crossing fingers

Simone C
Simone C

July 18, 2015

Following on IG and Twitter. Was I meant to answer here? As I don’t see any other comments here?

denise thamaray francis
denise thamaray francis

July 18, 2015

I would love to try this awesome product.read all positive remarks and would love to try it.crossing fingers

Simone C
Simone C

July 18, 2015

Big Zoom Mascara is what Emma used :) I actually am dying to try Hean products!

Thanks…This post was very informative!

Susan McCarthy
Susan McCarthy

July 18, 2015

Big Zoom Mascara

Cara Bosch
Cara Bosch

July 17, 2015

Hean the Big Zoom Mascara.
Cirsten Van Den Heuvel
Cirsten Van Den Heuvel

July 17, 2015

Done all followed on fb and Twitter and Instagram as user @cirstenvdh. Emma used in last weeks blog the Hean Zoom Masacra

rehana seedat
rehana seedat

July 17, 2015

Emma used the Big Zoom Mascara

Juanita
Juanita

July 16, 2015

It was the big zoom! Odd name for mascara :)

Janet
Janet

July 15, 2015

PS: I don’t have twitter or IG but I’ll be sharing and following on FB :-)

Janet
Janet

July 15, 2015

Hello! :-) In last week’s blog, the name of the mascara Emma used was the Big Zoom Mascara. Never heard of Hean but am loving what I’m reading!!!!!!!!! Would love love love to try. In the past few weeks I’ve been looking at my skin disapprovingly…. I just can’t seem to get my foundation to look right, my pigmentation seems to shout at me and my eyes hmmm, they need some undercover work!! Thank you for the reviews and inside info on this brand, I’ll be keeping my eyes and ears open about them and hope to try some soon!! Regards :-)

A Smit
A Smit

July 14, 2015

Maxi flexxi

Marisca Wakefield
Marisca Wakefield

July 13, 2015

Hean’s The Big Zoom Mascara #win #Giveaway

Moira Mc Allister
Moira Mc Allister

July 13, 2015

the Big Zoom Mascara
Marisca Wakefield
Marisca Wakefield

July 13, 2015

Hean’s The Big Zoom Mascara

Bianca Balutto
Bianca Balutto

July 13, 2015

Hean Big Zoom Mascara

Briget
Briget

July 13, 2015

Big Zoom Mascara :)

Briget
Briget

July 13, 2015

Maxxi Flexxi!

holds thumbs

Renette
Renette

July 13, 2015

Emma uses The big Zoom Mascara

Amalia Appleton
Amalia Appleton

July 13, 2015

Following on Twitter (@malieappleton) and Instagram (amaliaappleton)

Amalia Appleton
Amalia Appleton

July 13, 2015

Emma used the Big Zoom Mascara

Marisca
Marisca

July 13, 2015

The Big Zoom Mascara :)

Tanusta Jainarain
Tanusta Jainarain

July 13, 2015

Maxxi Flexxi Mascara

Anje Harington
Anje Harington

July 13, 2015

Think Emma was wearing Big Zoom Mascara ;)

Jane Tennet
Jane Tennet

July 13, 2015

Great tips! I have a problem where I fall under both undertones but am still super pale… thankfully because I’m so pale I stick with the lightest colors and don’t seem to have too much of a problem.
The mascara that Emma loved in last weeks post was the: Big Zoom Mascara. :)

Jayne Morkel
Jayne Morkel

July 13, 2015

Mascara was Maxxi Flexxi.
I have always “suffered” from dark circles and anything that would actually does what it says is a winner in my book.

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