October 23, 2014 Kari Gran


Foundation obviously plays a key role in any makeup routine because, well, it’s the foundation all else is layered upon. However, one of the more difficult things to do is select the right shade for your skin tone, as women are often overwhelmed by walls of 50 shades and beyond.

At Kari Gran, we simplify it. Not only do we have a short list of all natural ingredients that comprises our Mineral Foundation, we offer just 8 shades. Our experience shows this small curated spectrum still ensures a perfect fit for nearly everyone, while not overwhelming anyone.

Our foundation shades are simply numbered 1 through 8 – including warm shades (1-6) and neutral tones (7- 8) – and are hand blended right in our Seattle HQ. The luxurious, light-as-air foundations are made from pure all natural ingredients, containing only Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Mica (for that dewy shimmer) and Zinc Oxide (boost of sun protection).

The best part? Working with Mineral Foundation makes for a completely customizable experience. Here’s a few tips to try:

  • Start with a small amount really worked in to your brush, then  slowly build, build, build to get your desired coverage level
  • Try applying the foundation with a moistened makeup sponge for darker, heavier, more intense coverage
  • If you love tinted moisturizers, blend your mineral foundation directly with your sunblock…go one shade darker to combat the white pigment
  • For a true liquid moisturizer, mix the mineral foundation together with Kari Gran Essential Serum…voila!

Lastly, we know trying to match your skin tone to a color on your computer screen is not at all cool. Our solution? The Mineral Foundation Sample Kit ($10.00, online here). The kit includes small amounts of all eight Mineral Foundation shades, so you can try each at home until you find your match. Don’t forget, your skin changes with the seasons, so keep the kit handy as the weather comes and goes.

When you find the perfect shade, we will apply a credit for the cost of the Sample Kit to your full size perfect. A light, flawless face has never been easier!





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