It is hard to believe that after going many years wearing no makeup at all, I have actually found a product that does not make me look older and that does not clog my pores and make them look bigger. The first time a neighbor saw me wearing your makeup, she exclaimed:"Your face !!! what have you done to it?" I asked, "What's wrong with it?" "She said, "Nothing. You look younger." I look happy too, for it is a pleasure to wear a makeup that you can't even feel after applied, that looks great, and is purchased from a company that possesses a rare commodity these days. Integrity. Thank you, Ocean Mist folks. ~ Marie
How To Determine Your Skin Tone
The easiest way to determine true skin tone is to: wash your face, pull the hair back from the face and drape a white cloth (pure white not ivory) around the neckline so white is the only color next to the face. The white cloth reflects the true undertone color of the skin. Colors from clothing cast shadows on the face that sometimes make it hard to determine skin tone. From here you will be able to look at the face and determine the underlying color. Once you have determined your skin tone then you can pick your foundation color.
In general, you will have a cool skin tone if your hair is naturally bluish-black, dark brown, medium ash or golden blonde. Your skin will be pale, with pink or no undertones; medium, with pink, golden or no cheek color; very dark brown (some Latinas or African Americans); or true olive (Asian).
You will mostly likely have a warm skin tone if your natural hair color is red, reddish or golden brown, deep brown, strawberry blonde or natural golden blonde. Your skin will be pale, with peach or gold undertones; brown, with pink, butterscotch, copper, caramel or golden undertones (some Latinas or African Americans); or freckled.
Cool tones are blue/pink. Usually (but not always) this applies to people with green or blue eyes and those with fairer skin and/or red or naturally blonde hair. If you have freckles, chances are you are cool. Caucasian people comprise the largest segment of cool-tones, especially those of Northern European descent. Terms to describe cool skin can be ruddy, pink, flushed-looking, and ivory. If you generally burn in the sun, or cannot tan, you are cool. Think Nicole Kidman, Laura Flynn Boyle, Naomi Watts, Courtney Cox and Lindsay Lohan.
However, it is possible to be fair and to be warm-toned, this usually applies to Asians, light Hispanics, "black" Irish, etc. Warm-tones are yellow or orange/gold based. People with hazel, brown, or black eyes are usually warm, but not always. People who are warm can tend to look sallow or "jaundiced." You tan very well and rarely burn. Blacks and Middle-Easterners are almost always warm tones. Think Jessica Alba, Lucy Liu, Jessica Simpson, Vanessa Williams, and Jennifer Aniston.
We also offer a range of olive colors for those of Mediterranean descent. Others may also wear these colors if they do not fit in the warm-toned range.
Our foundations are available in many different shade ranges:
Our Ethnic Colors are deeper colors especially formulated for those of African descent. These shades are also formulated for women with exotic skin tones in the deeper ranges. The shades available are:
While we strive to have a large selection of foundation colors available, it can sometimes be necessary to mix colors to find a perfect color match for your skin. Please feel free to contact us for color help.
I have tried other mineral companies: Bare Essentials, Every Day Minerals, ELF, Ada Cosmetics and blac minerals to name a few, however, Ocean Mist Cosmetics bar none is my absolute favorite and as long as they are in business, I will be a customer for life! (I don't make this statement lightly nor am I being dramatic but I am being sincerely honest in my appreciation of OMC's mineral products). I have even written reviews on some the OMC products I've tried on MakeupAlley.com because I believe everyone should know about OMC and their wonderful products. So, I want to thank the folks at OMC for creating high quality, long-lasting and affordable minerals that are wearable by all skin tones and skin types. ~Niki
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