Our colour matching guide provides possible shade matches for your skin’s tone and complexion colour.
Our Chikii mineral cosmetics makeup foundations will provide complete coverage, correct uneven tone and hide all visible imperfections and blemishes, while also providing a soft, natural finish.
Read our post on how to create the perfect coverage with our makeup application tips
Chikii loose mineral makeup powders are also ideal for problem skin.They are also safe for sensitive skin. Chikii mineral cosmetics only use the highest quality natural minerals.
Chikii mineral cream compact foundations are non-greasy and easy to apply. These cream foundations infuse the skin with antioxidants, minerals, and organic ingredients. These ingredients hydrate, balance oil levels, soothe irritation and inflammation, correct blemishes and cover pigmentation.
To achieve a flawless complexion and to have that natural look we need to choose the right foundation colour for our skin that precisely matches our skin colour and skin tone.
We will each fall into one of three categories of skin colour (fair- light, light medium-medium, tan- deep). Also, our skin has an undertone and is determined by the colours beneath our skin. There are 3 general categories for skin undertones.
Warm – complexions has olive or golden undertones and tans easily when exposed to the sun.
Neutral – complexions that have an even tone and a hint of both warm and cool undertones.
Cool – Slightly pink or rosy undertone and the skin burns easily when exposed to the sun.
When assessing your complexion it is helpful to wear a pure white shirt or hold a large piece of white paper under your face to avoid other colours reflecting onto your skin.
Stand in front of a mirror with a source of natural light. Hold the large piece of white paper up to your face and look at your skin colour in the mirror.
If your skin looks yellow or golden then your undertone is warm, or if your skin looks pink or rosy then your skin tone is cool. If your skin looks neither golden or rosy but peachy or beige then your skin tone is neutral.
Look at the underside of your forearm; if your veins appear greener, you are more likely to be warm. If your veins appear bluer, you are more likely to be a cool. You may be neutral with no strong cool or warm undertones if your veins seem to be both colours.
What colours do you wear that make you look your best? Do you prefer to wear black or brown? What is your favourite colour? Does your closest family and friends say to you” you look great in that colour?”
If you look better is brown, khaki green or orange you are a warm. You are cool, if you look better in black, white, navy blue or steel grey.
If you are still insure, pick a colour, face the mirror, and bring it close to your face- firstly a colour that has blue in it ( for example a navy blue,black,steel blue grey, blue red ) close your eyes and see if the colour makes your face brighter, do you see your face first or the colour first?
Secondly choose a colour that has yellow in it (for example a brown, tomato red, cyan blue, orange) close your eyes again and see what you see first, your face or the colour? A warm person can wear yellow based colours that bring out the best features in your face (clear, fresh, less lines and wrinkles, sparkling open eyes) and the colour does not take away or reflect into your face. A cool person looks great in black and white.
Most of us already have a good idea of this based on our skin’s reaction to the sun. do you burn before you tan? if so, then you have fair or light skin.
Do you tan moderately but burn after prolonged exposure? Yes, then you will likely have medium to medium-deep skin.
Do you tan easily and rarely burn? Then your skin colour is deep or dark.
Your skin colour can also vary from summer to winter. Also, do not colour match to the imperfections such as rosacea or pigmentation.
Now that you have a greater understanding of your skin colour and undertone, you can use our list of foundation colours below to determine the perfect Chikii foundation shades for your skin.
When sampling a foundation, the ideal environment for shade matching is natural daylight.
On clean skin, test the foundation shades by applying vertical lines near the jawbone.
Blend each shade in with a brush and look for the shade that blends the most naturally with your skin.
Alabaster– for those lightest, true alabaster skin tones, it appears almost translucent on the skin. Great to use as a setting powder.
Kei – very fair, porcelain, vanilla tone.
Dior – very fair, warm shade that will suit an Asian fair complexion.
Miki – fair with a little redness, a light beige, cool (best seller).
Cream – fair skin with no redness, warm caramel.
Liana – medium neutral (best seller).
Becke – the most popular shade for fair to medium, blends in well to hide redness in the skin.a beige.
Sanda – medium, neutral.
Auburn – medium to dark, walnut, this also counter redness and pigmentation (best seller).
Amy – medium to dark, caramel, perfect for tanned skin.
Adriana – warm medium to dark, suitable for olive tone.
Biana – great tone for olive skin, warm dark tone.
Charlene– deep chocolate.
CREAM – warm fair to medium. if you have a ‘creamy” complexion this is perfect skin colour.
MANDY – cool fair skin colour. rose complexion.
AMY – warm/medium to deep skin colour. great contour shade to give you a beautiful natural glowing tan look.
ADRIANA – warm medium to deep skin colour. this is perfect for covering age spots and red pigmentation, great coverage, and moisture for dry, mature skin types, it evens your skin tone, very popular choice.
BECKE – neutral medium skin colour. this suits most skin colours.
MIKI – warm very fair to fair/ porcelain.
BAY – neutral medium, this suits most skin colours.
Our best sellers are Miki, Liana, Sanda, and Becke. Auburn is our best medium tanned foundation. If you have an olive complexion Biana is the best match. We also have Alabaster, a very fair white powder.
Having difficulty in choosing the right shade foundation and formulation, give us a call or email us from our contact us page.
We recommend that you purchase a mineral makeup foundation sample set if you have not tried our foundation colours so that you receive your right colour shade.
You will also receive a coupon code that discounts the price of your samples when you return to purchase your full-size foundation.
We welcome you to send us your old foundation for colour matching, which is the best way to get your perfect match.
Just send the old bottle or put a bit in a small plastic bag and send to Natural Beauty Collection P.O.Box 24 New Brighton NSW 2483.