Our nightmares have nightmares if the newly bought foundation doesn’t perfectly match the skin and makes us look like we stepped out of a Halloween parade! Apparently, the internet has found the ultimate hack to fix this right up and we got all the intel on this new makeup trick — blue foundation. Let’s discuss and figure if this new trick from the digital universe is a holy grail or a hard pass!
What is a blue foundation?
Colour correcting has been around for a while. Whether to reduce your dark circles or hide your ‘burnt while straightening’ marks, colour correcting neutralises the appearance of dark spots by using the principles of the colour wheel. For example, a peach colour corrector is used for dark circles and green for pimples or redness. Similarly, the blue foundation is a medium to colour correct foundation shade fiascos that might occur while picking a foundation.
Buying a foundation only to get home and realise you look like a sun-dried orange is not what you want! This is where the blue foundation steps into the rescue. Since blue is the opposite colour of orange on the colour wheel, adding a drop or two of it into your regular foundation will neutralise it to match your skin.
Who should try blue foundation?
Now you might be familiar with the three distinct skin undertones — neutral, warm and cool. Well, this can be further broken down into yellow, peach, golden, neutral, pink, green and bluish hues. So, with so many undertones does the blue foundation work on everyone? Sadly, no. It is suitable for neutral to cool skin tones since it only helps in adding cool tones to the foundation. Say, you are a cool or neutral undertone person who bought a shade too warm then the blue foundation comes in handy. But if you are a warm-toned person who bought one shade too cold or ashy, it might not be of much help as you need yellow or orange pigment to warm it up to your tone.
Is blue foundation worth the hype?
Well, it depends on who you’re asking. Since most Indians have warm undertones, a blue foundation won’t do much for our skin tones. But you can invest in one if you wish and if it doesn't work out, you can always dress up like Violet Beauregarde from Willy Wonka for Halloween with it *wink*.