This may be a tip veteran beauty addicts may know, but for makeup beginners? This is a must-know when makeup shopping.
One of the best thing’s you can do while shopping for new colors; be it foundation, blush or eyeshadow, is to remove yourself from the harsh, florescent lights of the store, and go out and inspect the color in the natural sunlight. (Striking a dramatic pose like the model above is optional.)
I learnt this tip the hard way when I was still in school.
One day before class I stopped over at Bobbi Brown counter (the joys of having your university next to a shopping mall!) to look for a neutral, taupe eyeshadow. I asked to try one on and immediately bought it, ’cause it looked so good. However, while in the bathroom mid-class, I noticed the true color: it looked like someone flicked mud across my eyelids, and then punched me for that extra purple hue.