skin swatches

Me: I feel like Tumblr tends to take social concerns involving elements of personal artistic creation way too far and often frames their accusations without the context or intentions of the creator. This is especially disappointing when compared to all of the acts of real bigotry and abuse that go unaddressed outside of the direct fandom sphere, (or, indeed, even unaddressed among less popular users,) often trivializing actual activism people have worked hard for decades to progress as nothing more than a thin sham for jealousy and drama.

Some white boy in class: I feel like the artistic plight of creators in the [#]th century concerning the societal pushback against their work is akin to the modern trend of this so-called “PC Culture,” that is, the—

Me: swatching the skin tone of a Lucio fanart is a fate better than this

Reyes Vidal: skin tone palette

I’ve been seeing some art of Reyes that just pales in comparison to the guy himself, so I made a palette for Reyes’ skin tone to get you started. 

Writing with Color has a great post to help with describing skin tones, and while it might be aimed more towards writers, there are some really good visual aids - it’s also an excellent resource for artists wanting to draw a fictional character they have a written description of but nothing visual to go on. There’s honestly a ton of good stuff here, and I’d really encourage you to follow this blog, even if you’re not a writer!

I get that selecting the right tones can sometimes be tricky and sometimes different lighting can make things even trickier - but if you look at the swatches above, you’ll notice that even the lighter tones are a kind of tawny orange-brown. It’s really important that we look critically, both at our own work and the works of other artists, and try to get it right.

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foreignnprincess  asked:

Hello! Maybe this has been asked before. But any tips on figuring out your foundation color? I can never seem to get it right.

Ahhh, the good old annoying foundation dilemma. It’s either too dark, too light, too yellow, too pink, not pink enough, doesn’t give enough coverage or looks cakey. Finding a foundation that matches your skintone perfectly sometimes seems impossible. If you’ve been applying foundation on to the back of your hand to see whether or not it matches your skintone; you’ve been doing it wrong.

First of all, I recommend when colour matching that you wear no makeup, have your hair tied back and wear an outfit where your chest/decolletage is visible, this will help you match the colour accurately.

Makeup Counters

Sometimes (although not always) a makeup artist/consultant in a makeup store or at a makeup counter will be able to match your skin tone to foundation, whenever I’m looking for a foundation I usually ask for a sample of the foundation in the shade I’ve been matched to and also a shade that is similar, but slightly lighter or darker, this is because: A. Under store lighting foundation may appear to match you perfectly, but look orange the moment you step outside into natural lighting and; B. because certain foundations (especially those of the oil controlling variety) can oxidize and change to a darker colour or different undertone so you may actually need a lighter shade. Once you know your foundation match in one brand or product, it is much easier to find other matches.

Online apps

Which brings me to my next point; once you know your foundation shade in a couple of brands you can start taking out some of the guesswork and get to know your skin better.  Websites like http://findation.com help you find foundations that will match your skin-tone based on the current shades of foundation you use and are especially helpful when buying a drugstore foundation or ordering a product online. Temptalia also has a great reader generated tool called the “Foundation Matrix

Display Testers

Display testers aren’t the best or most hygienic option when it comes to testing makeup, but sometimes they can be the most convenient. I’m not an advocate for using testers on your skin/face/eyes/lips, but this is one exception. Having a play with the testers in store can help you get a better idea of what texture and tones you like in your foundation.

The Test

When testing foundation I recommend that you take three shades that you think are close to your skin-tone and “swatch” them on your decolletage. Blend them in slightly and whichever shade blends in is your ideal shade. As a general rule your foundation should match your body but also not look obvious on your face or neck (or you will get the dreaded tide line) If you haven’t found your perfect match with the first three swatches, try some other shades and also consider looking at other brands. Not every brand and every product is suitable for everyone.

I also recommend taking a compact mirror, heading outside and checking that the shade matches in natural light before committing to purchase. If the foundation matches in natural light it should look seamless in every light.

Also check out the following resources:

How to Apply Foundation

How to Prep Your Skin For Foundation

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Daddy I love you 

Okay Okay! I might be getting ahead of myself after this will be my 3rd tattoo I’m releasing after Mountain & GRL PWR tattoo. I just love this tattoo so much because while I was making it, I was thinking of the simblrs who could use this for their stories. “Daddy I love you” was inspired by this picture. This tattoo could used in different ways, the death of a sim toddler/child (story wise) or just a dad loving their kid so much that he got their handwriting on his skin! ♡

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anonymous asked:

do you guys know of any korean/asian makeup brands/products that would be good for darker/tanned skin? thank you!

Notes: 

  • Some brands mentioned below have physical stores / counters in my country (marked with *). I’ve personally swatched and compared their shades to MAC Studio Fix Fluid shades. 
  • However, please note that the corresponding MAC shades are just approximation and may not be 100% accurate due to lighting, oxidation etc.
  • I also included links to videos / pictures for skin tone references. 
  • The availability of shades may vary depending on where you live.
  • r/AB also has spreadsheets of Korean base products and similar MAC shades.

Japanese brands:

  • The one that i’ve personally used is Shu Uemura Face Architect Smooth Fit Fluid Foundation. It’s a good foundation for people who have oily skin and sustained well under hot humid climate. Coverage is medium-full. The shades are pretty diverse and they have shades for all undertones. The ones that were sold in my country at least had the equivalents of NC42. The deepest shade they have is 504, which is quite similar to MAC NW50. (swatches934, 754734, 554524)
  • Sadly…………… Face Architect has been discontinued earlier this year and was replaced by Shu Uemura Petal Skin Fluid Foundation * (though i think you can still find Face Architect online). Petal Skin has fewer number of shades than Face Architect but the colors are not much different imo. Mind you that all 7xx shades are very yellow. The darkest for the yellow undertone is 744, which is very similar to NC42. 754 is quite similar to NC40. (754)
  • Shu Uemura The Lightbulb * (dewy finish) has the same range of colors as Petal Skin, but theirs are just slightly lighter than Petal Skin. For example Lightbulb 744 is a liittle bit lighter than Petal Skin 744, but it’s similar to Petal Skin 754. (swatches, 744, another 744754554)
  • Lunasol * and Kate (both are from Kanebo) also have base products in medium shades. However, their color range is more limited than Shu Uemura and Shiseido. Undertone is rather neutral/pink. Their darkest shade is similar to NW35 / NC42 (OC-04OC-G
  • RMK Liquid Foundation is quite popular in Japan (so does its creamy foundation). Judging from the pictures the shade 105 looks similar to NC42 (?). They also have one deep shade with cool undertone which is Coffee Brown (104, 105Coffee Brown), 

Korean brands:

  • Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion * also has medium/tan shade. The price is on the expensive side compared to other cushions. Shade 33 is quite similar to NW35 / NC42. Neutral undertone, just slightly pink. (no.33)
  • VOV Maxmini Cover Cushion * offers medium/deep shade as well. Shade 33 is similar to NC37-40, while shade 43 is similar to NC42-45. Neutral/peach undertone. But unfortunately i think this product isn’t available outside of SE Asia… (no.33, no.33 as base and no.43 as bronzer)
  • Amore Pacific is another high end cushion that has medium/tan shade (and it costs $60-80 byeeee). I think the shade 208 is slightly lighter than Sulwhasoo’s 33? Not sure about the undertone. Also available at Sephora. (208, also 208)

Hope this helps,

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This week I received the brand new BECCA Sunlit Bronzer Collection which was kindly gifted to me by the goddesses of BECCA themselves.

As we know BECCA do highlighters really well, I’m also a huge fan of their Multi-tasking Perfecting Powders. So my enthusiasm for this new Bronzer collection will come as no surprise. 

On opening the box I was greeted by the unusual Bronzed version of the distinctive BECCA compact. The reflective antique Gold feels super luxe and pairs perfectly with the glossy Brown housing of the bronzers. 
Inside each attractive compact resembles the silky sand dunes of the Sahara Desert! 
And much like the hot sand glistening under the beaming rays of the Sun, this creamy powder is laced with light reflecting particles that shine through. 


There are 5 shades available all of which are a neutral coloured bronze which makes them suitable for every skin-tone. The formula is a creamy powder which sweeps over the skin beautifully; used lightly they will give you a softly sun-kissed appearance, but layer the bronzer and you can achieved ‘just-stepped-off-the-beach’ skin! 

Here are swatches of all the shades - the top set were taken outside in direct daylight, the bottom set were inside by the window - subtle differences but I think it’s good to see how a product looks both indoors and outside.
With flash photography the product pretty much looked identical to the bottom image - a subtle glow. 

From left to right:
BALI SANDS - Soft Golden Beige, fair to medium skin tones.
CAPRI COAST - Warm Golden Bronze, light to medium skin tones. 
BRONZED BONDI - Medium Amber, medium skin tones. 
IPANEMA SUN - Medium Auburn Brown, medium to dark skin tones.
MAUI NIGHTS - Sienna-Kissed Bronze, deep skin tones. 

Tips for applying the bronzer;
Sweep in a C-shape motion starting at the apples of the cheeks and gliding upwards towards the temples. 

Each bronzer retail at $38 each and are available at Ulta and BECCA cosmetics.
They will also be available for purchase from Sephora on 25th April!