TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN
Every Winter my clients and I all turn a shade or two lighter for obvious reasons. When I first started out I got so frustrated because I finally found the perfect shade match for each girl (logged in a notebook of course!) but had to start over again! Then I discovered white shade-adjusting drops and life was good again. Some of us don’t automatically fall into the lighter shade developed by the cosmetic company. Many companies have a yellow medium version followed by a pink medium version followed by a neutral, when all you wanted was the same one, just a hint lighter! That’s the brilliance of white drops. You can keep the cool or warm undertone while just lightening it up a little, which you can’t do as well by dropping down a shade or by mixing two shades together. Trust me, I’ve tried it all! And this will make you the happiest. Here’s how:
- White Shade Adjustment/Lightening Drops: I used these in 0 Pure White ($$$) but also love this one ($) and this water-based one ($).
- Your Favorite Foundation: this is my favorite full coverage foundation ($$), my favorite medium coverage foundation ($$) and my favorite light coverage foundation ($$) because of each formula and because all three come in shades for every skin tone.