Look at the veins on your wrist to determine whether your skin is warm or cool toned.
Blue veins- cool toned
Both – neutral
Oily skin- about three hours after washing your face, press a piece of paper on the side of your nose for a few seconds. If the paper becomes transparent, you have oily skin and should look into powder/ matte finish foundations.
dry skin- take some tape and stick it to your cheek for about 30 seconds. If there is dry skin on the tape, you have dry skin and should buy a moisturising foundation.
Combination- before washing your skin take a tissue and stick it to your face. If the tissue sticks in some places but not others, you have combination skin and should look for a product that says ‘for combination skin’.
Look at this chart to help decide what kind of colour you need roughly.