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Fontana Beauty Vibes: Finding your true match

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM

There is no reason for your foundation to not match your skin tone when there are professional beauty consultants around to help!

Hello, Beauty Vibers!

Whenever I go to purchase make-up, I always get nervous! I have to make sure the shades match my complexion, and that the formals will work well with my skin type.

I fear getting oily. I'm not one to touch up my make-up throughout the day, so my foundation has to stay in place until I'm ready for it to go; and it has to match my skin tone!

Making the right choice is hard, and that's why a make-up consultation with an expert is so important. They help you to find your true match.




It is always my aim to have my foundation look like my skin. I like having you guys wonder whether I have make-up on, and most times, I do! Your foundation should be as close to your skin tone as possible, therefore, when applied it should disappear into your skin.

If the foundation shade is too light, it will look ashy or white, and no one wants to look like a 'ghost'. If it's too dark, your skin will appear red.

One of my favourite foundations is the L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24-hour Foundation. This demi-matte foundation matches my skin tone perfectly and doesn't leave me looking oily halfway through the day. A trick I use to ensure my foundation stays on is to apply concealer in the areas I know will get a little oily before applying the foundation - usually my forehead and nose.

Some foundations are not true to colour as seen on their packaging, so it is always best to test the foundation on your skin. A make-up consultation will definitely give you better insight on foundation choices. Sometimes we even have to mix colours to find our true shade, so a consultation is the best way to be sure!

It is important to not only match the colour of the foundation to your skin, but when selecting lipsticks, blushes and other pigments, they need to be suitable for your skin tone.


Free make-up consultation


Want to get free make-up consultations?

This week, L'Oreal International Make-up Artist Jason Guasch will be visiting a Fontana Pharmacy location near you!

Fontana Face Tour: FACES TOUR

Jason will be at:

Fontana MoBay today Monday, May 2

Fontana Ocho Rios tomorrow, Tuesday, May 3

Fontana Kingston Wednesday, May 4

Fontana Mandeville Thursday, May 5

Come in and meet him! You can discuss your skin type and the best products for you! I'll definitely be having a talk with him and, hopefully, he'll do my make-up!

Can you tell I'm excited?

Don't forget the Fontana/LOreal Beauty Vibes Weekend in Savanna-la-Mar on Saturday, May 7.

Check out more tips and let's have a chat at


Free beauty treats, gift bags for shoppers, prizes and beauty discounts available at the above events.

You can find all the products mentioned at any Fontana

Pharmacy location in:

Kingston, Mandeville, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, and Savanna-la-Mar.

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