How To Color Match Your Perfect Foundation Shade

How To Color Match Your Perfect Foundation Shade

Do you have a hard time finding your perfect foundation shade?

Using the right color for you will complement and enhance your natural beauty.

Let's face it, it's not always convenient making it to the makeup counter hoping that a specialist will get your shade right, let alone being left to your own devices with a tester display.

Oxygenetix uses the blue base and yellow base color system to make it easy to find your perfect shade. 


Finding Your Color

Oxygenetix Foundations come in 7 blue-based (Pearl, Ivory, Taupe, Walnut, Coco, Ebony, & Mahogany) and 7 yellow-based shades (Opal, Creme, Beige, Almond, Honey, Tawny, & Chakra). By deciphering whether you are blue or yellow-based you can easily find your foundation color. 

Take this short quiz to see if you are more likely blue or yellow-based.

1. Which color scarf would you prefer to wear?

a) Burgandy

b) Orange



2. Which best describes your skin's undertone?

a) Rose pink/ burgundy/ blue/ veins more apparent

b) Peach pink/ various salmon hues/ golden


3. What celebrities skin undertone more closely resembles yours?

a) Angelina Jolie/ Katy Perry/ Rihanna

b) Jennifer Aniston/ Jennifer Lopez/ Beyonce


If you answered (a) more, you are most likely blue-based. If you chose (b) more, you are most likely yellow-based.

Oxygenetix Shade Swatches

For more information on the blue-based/ yellow-based color system and how to find your base read our blog Living in Color: The Blue Base / Yellow Base Color System. 


Natural lighting is best when trying to match your skin to a foundation shade. Go outside or by a window during the day for the closest color matching results. Experts say 11 am is the most ideal time for natural lighting. 

Window Lighting Image

Photo by James Dear The Lighting Judge

Some LED lights have a blue cast, and some light bulbs with yellow tones will affect how your skin appears. 


Use a clean finger to tap foundation onto your jawline. When testing on your face make sure you aren't wearing any other makeup at the time. 

When testing multiple shades, apply the foundations side by side for maximum comparison. Whichever shade seems to disappear is the right one for you!

Having two foundation shades is a great way to contour. You will also be able to create perfect custom color matches each and every day. 

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