May 17, 2020
How to Find Your Perfect
Radiate Beauty Balm Shade
Looking for a lightweight base that looks like your skin, but with just a hint coverage and a healthy glow?
Enter: Radiate Beauty Balm—an award-winning complexion booster. A light coverage, buildable beauty balm to enhance your appearance while hydrating and nourishing your skin—containing Pectin and Argan Oil—it’s been spotted creating catwalk-worthy complexions backstage, on the red carpet, and for beauty enthusiasts across the globe. Created using revolutionary Knead Technology, the balm has a unique velvety, yet lightweight texture and contains SPF 15 to protect against sun damage. Keen to add this to your routine but don’t know what shade is right for you? Follow these simple steps to find your perfect Radiate Beauty Balm shade.
Understanding Your Undertone
Determining your own undertone can be puzzling but choose one of four quick ways to figure out your undertone:
- The metals test: If you look better in gold jewellery, you have warm undertones. If you look better in silver, then you have cool undertones, and if you can wear both, you have neutral undertones.
- The white clothes test: If white clothing enhances your skin tone, you have warm undertones. If it washes you out, you have cool undertones.
- The vein test: Look at the veins on your wrist. If they're slightly greenish, then you have warm undertones. If they appear blue or have a purple tinge to them, then you have cool undertones. If you have a mix of green and blue, then you have neutral undertones.
- The sun test: If you usually get darker in the sun but never burn, you have warm undertones. If you also get darker in the sun but sometimes burn, you have neutral undertones. If you get burn easily in the sun, you have cool undertones.
If you have cool undertones: look for products in the Code8 range starting with C or NC. If you have warm undertones: look for products in the Code8 range starting with W or NW.Neutral means you have a mix of warm and cool tones. Look for products in the Code8 range starting with N.
Choosing The Perfect Shade
After you have figured out your undertone, choose a number according to your complexion – to find your perfect shade. Our lightest shade starts at 05 and goes up to darkest which is 90.
NC05 - An ivory shade for fair complexions with a cool to neutral undertone.
N10 - A light beige for light complexions with a neutral undertone.
NC15 - A light beige for light complexions with a cool to neutral undertone.
W20 - A warm beige shade for light to medium complexions with a warm undertone.
N25 - A neutral beige for light to medium complexions with a neutral undertone.
NW30 - A medium beige shade for medium to tanned complexions, with warm to neutral undertone.
W50 - A dark tan shade for olive to deep golden complexions with a warm undertone.
NR60 - A warm amber shade for dark to deep complexions with a neutral/red undertone.
W70 - A dark brown shade for medium to dark brown complexions with a warm undertone.
NW80 - A deep bronze shade for dark complexions with a warm to neutral undertone.
C90 - A dark espresso brown shade for dark to deep complexions with a cool undertone.
If you are able to physically swatch the products. Try the methods below to find the perfect match.
- Find your perfect Radiate Beauty Balm shade with a swipe test. Apply a little bit of product along your jawline to see which shade blends perfectly into your skin tone. Try several hues to find your best match.
- If your neck is much lighter than your face or chest, you should go for a shade in between the colour of your face and neck. This way, everything looks like it blends together seamlessly.
- Complexions with strong freckles usually have a lighter base colour. Choose the colour one shade darker than your natural base and lightly blend into the face. If you go with a shade that’s too light, the freckles can appear ashy.
- When applying Radiate Beauty Balm, start from the centre of your face and work outward. This will give the most natural finish.
- Use a makeup sponge, fingers or a brush to apply and buff out your beauty balm. If applying with a sponge, damp it first to avoid product waste – this way you can get a sheerer and smoother coverage. Use a brush for higher coverage but be sure to blend everything in nicely to avoid any lines. Use your fingers for a quick and easy application.
- To make your beauty balm last all day, use a fluffy makeup brush to dust a little bit of our Matte Velour Powder over your T-zone or any area you want a matte finish.