How to select a proper colour makeup for you

Picking the right makeup palette to complement your complexion is not hard to do if you know how to select and stick to a family of colors that works for your skin tone, eye color and hair shade.

Find Your Match

Face it: A great foundation is a must for flawless-looking skin, but it's tricky to get it right. Only 15 percent of women choose the correct shade if the appropriate tools aren't provided, says Sarah Vickery, PhD, CoverGirl's principal scientist. And color is just one piece of the puzzle. From tinted moisturizers to loose powders, there are countless formulas and finishes and different techniques for applying them. We've got you covered with this simple three-step guide to finding your perfect match and putting it on like a pro.

Step 1: Find Your Formula

Take this short quiz to determine the product that best suits you.

How would you describe your skin?

A. Oily/combination

B. Dry

C. Normal

D. Sensitive

What's your biggest foundation gripe?

A. It disappears by noon.

B. It looks flaky and dull.

C. It feels heavy.

D. It irritates my skin.

What are you trying to hide?

A. Large pores and/or acne

B. Fine lines and/or brown spots

C. Nothing; I just want to blend minor imperfections.

D. Redness

The look you crave is

A. matte

B. dewy

C. natural

D. even