Despite the fact that we have more foundation shades than ever before, it can feel like you need a chemistry degree to figure out which one is your perfect match.
I genuinely think that finding your skin's undertone is a job for Poirot at times. Am I cool, warm, neutral? Someone tell me, please.
In a refreshingly honest video, Joy shared how she "saved her skin work" after picking a concealer that was the wrong undertone for her model.
"Not really sure what happened, but this can happen to anyone," Joy began. "One moment things are going really well and the next you're like, 'what happened?'".
While we're used to seeing the end results of a makeup artists hard work, we rarely get to see them make mistakes, but as Joy admitted, that's actually the most helpful part. "During my lessons with my students I always stress that things can go wrong during makeup application, but it's how you fix it that matters," she explained.
The foundation Joy used was "spot on" for her model, but it was when she added concealer that things went wrong.
It wasn't quite the right shade for her and didn't have enough of a red undertone to match the model. Joy also noted that the powder she applied on top should also have been a bit warmer.
Rather than removing her base completely, Joy saved the look by applying a Morphe red-toned bronzer. First of all she used it as a blush to bring that warmth back to her cheeks, before sweeping it across her temples.
The final look was beautiful and you would never know that Joy messed up. Here's to having a red-toned bronzer in your kit at all times.
Watch Joy's full video below and shop her brushes here.
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