Online shopping makes almost everything convenient. Note that I said 'almost' because while it can be quite easy to shop for clothes, it's not usually the case when it comes to makeup — especially with foundation. Getting the right shade when you buy from beauty counters is already challenging, so you can just imagine how hard it is to buy cosmetics if you're only relying on your computer or mobile phone screen.


But if you've found yourself wanting to buy a specific foundation that's not available in your country and shopping online is your ONLY option, then who's to say you should just give up and settle for something different that's available locally?


Follow these top tricks on how to get your foundation match perfectly when purchasing through the interweb. 


Know your undertones



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Pull up your sleeves and check the colour of your veins. If they're bluish, then you have a cool undertone, and if they're green, then they're warm. Somewhere in between means that you can play it neutral. This will come in handy in checking whether you should go for pink-based, yellow-based, or flesh/beige-toned foundation.


Use Temptalia's Foundation Matrix as a reference




In purchasing foundation online, we advise that you do your research. One of the things we've done is going through this website and looking up a foundation shade that already matches our colour. It helps generate dupes, not just for shade-matching but also formula-wise. They have a wide variety of brands to choose from as your basis, whether it be drugstore or high-end, which makes this a good starting point to use as a reference.


Buy at least two shades


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The safest bet to get your true match? Get a shade lighter or darker aside from the one closest your skintone. This will be great for mixing to tweak the shade you'll get, and can be used as an alternative to either illuminate or contour. No waste!


Make sure the seller is legit


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If you're not directly buying from the brand's website, make sure you're purchasing from an authentic online seller, not only to make sure you're not wasting money, but also for your own safety. There are a lot of fake products circulating in the market, and if too steep or too cheap, then you might want to consider finding another seller. 


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Hold your hair pins in place


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If hairspray is not your thing, go for dry shampoo to keep your hair pins in place. Pin your hair and spray on dry shampoo, or apply the dry shampoo first before you pin – either way, they are going to stay in place.


Keep your fringe from sticking to your face


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It can be quite a hassle maintaining a fringe when you live in a country that’s so humid. Oil and sweat can make your fringe limp and greasy. Stop your fringe from sticking to your face by spraying on some dry shampoo. Let the product dry for a minute then brush it out.



Texturise your hair


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If your hair needs a bit of texture but you don’t want to be bothered by the stickiness of mousse, reach out for dry shampoo instead. Spray the product in the middle part of your hair, let it sit for a minute, then scrunch up your hair for instant texture.


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It's truly impractical to use makeup if you're just going to sweat it off during a workout. Thankfully, we have these budge-proof makeup options so we can look like a beauty while training like a beast. From foundations to brow products, here are your best beauty bets when you hit the gym. 


Etude House Double Lasting Foundation



Foundations can usually be too heavy for the gym but the Etude House Double Lasting Foundation has a very lightweight formula — you'll feel like it's your second skin. Dab a few drops on your skin and blend thoroughly for a smooth finish. You can trust that after all the sweating, this foundation still has you covered.


Peri Pera Ink Velvet


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At first swipe, these tints feel like a velvety lippie that can easily be rubbed off from your lips. You'll be pleasantly surprised that the stain it leaves on your lips is very tenacious and can survive lunch time and three rounds of snacks. With that track record, it's gonna be no wonder that it will be your best budge-proof lippie for the gym.


Pink Sugar's Honey I'm Good Gel Fills



Of course, eyebrows should be on fleek! These eyebrow mascaras from Pink Sugar will make sure that your brows will look gorgeous and selfie-ready even after 5 sets of squats. 


Clio Kill Black Pen Liner



If you're the kind of gal who can't live without eyeliner then this pen liner from Clio is a must-have for you. Unlike other eyeliners that would easily flake off after a few sweats, this one will stay in place for the whole duration of your workout.



Benefit Lip and Cheek Tints



If you want to have a little healthy flush for the gym, go for tints. Why? If you use powder, it will be quickly eaten up by the heavy sweating. It's also a bad idea to use cream or mousse formula as it will pile on your skin along with your sweat and natural oils — recipe for a major breakout. So remember, tints all the way!  


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