How to choose my foundation?

Choose a foundation : our tips !

Choosing a foundation: the Charlotte Bio tip
How to choose exactly the right shade among the 15 shades of Charlotte Bio fluid foundation? Here are some tips, specially concocted for you by the Team.

1️⃣ Know your skin tone:
- Claire
- Medium
- Matte

2️⃣ Define your undertone (pink, gold or neutral). For this, several techniques are possible:
Option 1: Look at the veins on her wrist.
If they are in greenish tones, your complexion is golden. On the contrary, if they are blue-mauve, your complexion is rosy.
Option 2: Skin color.
If you tan easily, your complexion is golden, and if you blush easily, your complexion is rosy.
Option 3: The color of your cheeks.
Without makeup, are your cheeks rather golden or rosy?

 

Don't worry if you find yourself in both definitions: you have neutral undertones.

 

And then it's simple:
🌸 Pink undertones> Porcelain, Shell, Peach Beige or Rosé Beige (depending on your skin tone)
🌾 Neutral undertones> Natural Ivory, Natural Nude, Natural Beige, Sand Beige or Caramel shades (depending on your skin tone)
🌻 Golden undertones> Honey Biege, Golden beige, Sun beige, Golden caramel, Cocoa or Mocha shades (depending on your skin tone)

➡️ A natural effect foundation 🙌


If you are a fan of “no makeup” makeup, you need a light, low-coverage foundation that will enhance your complexion. Charlotte Bio’s liquid foundation ensures a healthy glow effect and a sensation of bare skin. You have a radiant complexion, and you don't even feel like you're wearing makeup.

➡️ A foundation for a luminous complexion ☀️


Achieving a radiant, glowy and flawless complexion is the goal of many people. If it's yours too, turn to cream formulas made with oil(s) and other skin-friendly ingredients. Watch out for comedogenic foundations if you have combination to oily skin.

➡️ A foundation with a matte finish 🌖


If you like to have a perfectly matte complexion with zero shine , we recommend that you turn to mattifying mineral formulas such as compact foundations, for example.

Choosing your foundation: The Charlotte Bio tip

How do you choose the right shade among the 15 shades of Charlotte Bio’s liquid foundation? Here are some tips, specially concocted for you by the Team.

1️⃣ Know your skin tone:

- Fair
- Medium
- Matte

2️⃣ Define your undertone (pink, gold or neutral).

For this, several techniques are possible:


Option 1: Look at the veins on your wrist.
If they are in greenish tones, your complexion is golden. On the contrary, if they are bluish, your complexion is pinky.
Option 2: Skin colour.
If you get tanned easily, your complexion is golden, and if you blush easily, your complexion is pinky.
Option 3: The colour of your cheeks.
Without makeup, your cheeks are rather golden or pink?

Don't worry if you find yourself in both definitions: you have a neutral undertone.

And then it's simple:

🌸 Pink undertone shades : Porcelain , Shell , Peach Beige or Pink Beige shades (depending on your skin tone)
🌾 Neutral undertone shades : Natural Ivory , Natural Nude , Natural Beige , Sand Beige or Caramel (depending on your skin tone)
🌻 Golden undertone shades : Honey beige , Golden beige , Sunny beige , Golden caramel , Cocoa or Mocha (depending on your skin tone)

Choose an organic foundation: reveal the radiance of your skin naturally

Organic is good for our health and is also good for our skin, which it respects both on the surface and in depth . This is why it is recommended to choose an organic foundation whose ingredients have been chosen with rigor in order to bring radiance to the complexion while taking care of the skin. In addition, buying organic means making a gesture for our dear blue planet.

But how can you be sure that a foundation is organic? You must think about looking at the ingredients that compose it as well as labels / certifications obtained by the product concerned. The Charlotte Bio liquid foundation is for example Ecocert certified and Cosmebio labelled . It is made from 100% natural ingredients and 25% organic ingredients . And the icing on the cake, our foundation is made in Italy, vegan and cruelty-free. No ingredient of animal origin composes it, and it has not been tested on our animal friends.

At Charlotte Bio, organic is a choice, a conviction, an evidence.

Choosing a foundation: the 5 most asked questions by our community

How to choose the right foundation on the Internet?

Choosing your foundation on the Internet is not necessarily easy because you can have doubts about the colour or the texture. It is essential to analyse the composition of the product (if available), its characteristics , its certifications and other labels . Your skin tone and undertone will help you make the right choice. And if you hesitate between two shades, choose the lighter one.

BB cream or foundation: which one should you choose?

Good question! The BB Cream combines care and makeup while the foundation is a makeup product even if it keeps more and more promises (moisturizing, anti-aging…). Depending on your skin's needs, a BB Cream, like Charlotte Bio's, which is slightly offers more coverage than our liquid foundation, may be a better choice.

Which foundation to choose to hide blemishes?

Blemish-prone skin , generally synonymous with excess sebum (excluding spots and scars), need to be pampered as much as they need to breathe. It is therefore necessary to choose a covering foundation, soft and - for oily skin - non-comedogenic (therefore, ideally, without oil). In addition, it is better to turn to "clean" formulas like those offered by Charlotte Bio (100% natural ingredients and 25% organic ingredients). Finally, texture matters too. For skin with blemishes, the compact mineral powder and mattifying foundation is recommended .

Should I choose a pink or gold foundation? < / h3>

It all depends on the subtone of your skin ! How to determine it? By looking at the colour of your veins at the wrists. Remember this:

  • bluish veins / pink undertone;
  • green veins / golden undertones;
  • blue-green veins / neutral undertones.

Which foundation to choose at 40, 50 or 60?

It depends on what you are looking for: light or heavy coverage, high hydration, blemishes to hide. For mature skin , we especially recommend liquid foundations which will unify the latter without marking wrinkles. Choose a moisturizer and if you wish "stamped" anti-aging / firming, you can also mix your foundation with your anti-aging cream and thus combine the actions of both products.