1. Find your perfect shade of foundation
We don’t need to tell you how important finding a foundation that perfectly matches your skin tone is. Some people are under the impression that they can even fake a tan by going a few shades darker.
It won’t give you a sun-kissed glow, it will make you look like you put your make-up on in the dark. Fact. And it’s no good testing shades out on your hand either, contrary to popular belief. Instead, try out a shade on your jawline so that you can see it not just against your face but your neck as well. It’s also important to see it outside in natural light and not just in shop mirrors. If you can get a sample (ask really nicely!) wear it for a day, or at least a few hours, to see if it oxidises after being in the skin for a while. This can affect the colour, making it darker than it appears in the bottle.