How to Make Sure You Get the Right Shade With L'Oreal True Match

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How to Make Sure You Get the Right Shade With L'Oreal True Match
L'Oreal True Match store displays are set up to make your selection process easier. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

L'Oreal True Match foundation makes it easy to match your make-up to your skin tone. With 24 shades of foundation, you can match the make-up to your skin tone and undertones. L'Oreal True Match can be purchased online or at most retail department stores. Some online retail make-up sellers offer free shipping with minimum purchase amounts. The store displays are conveniently set up to make your product selection simple. L'Oreal True Match concealer is available to match your foundation shade.

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Things you need

  • L'Oreal True Match foundation

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    Determine the tone of your skin. Tones are defined as fair, fair light, light, light medium, medium, medium deep or deep. Use the colour on your jaw to determine skin tone. The skin on your cheeks tends to have more pigment, making the skin there darker.

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    Find the undertone of your skin. Undertones are defined as warm, cool or neutral. If you look better wearing brown, dark green or orange, your undertone is warm. If you look better wearing pink, rose or pastel colours, your skin's undertone is cool. If you get compliments in many different colours, you have a neutral skin tone.

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    Select your L'Oreal True Match shade of foundation according to your skin tone and undertone. Product displays are organised according to tones and undertone colours. L'Oreal displays usually have the lighter shades on top, getting darker as they descend. Warm shades, cool shades and neutral shades are separated on the display racks.

Tips and warnings

  • Skin tones can change, getting lighter in the winter and darker during the summer. You may need to switch colours when the seasons change.
  • When you select your foundation colour from the display, double check to make sure the correct product is on the correct shelf. People sometimes switch them when they are shopping.
  • Online consumer product reviews for L'Oreal True Match allow you to see what other users have to say before you make your purchase.
  • Any make-up can cause allergic reactions in some people. Always test a small area of your skin for allergic reactions before using the product on your entire face.

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