How to apply foundation. It seems so easy, right. I mean, just hold up the back of your hand to the colors and voila, you have got your match. That’s what we were taught, right? Well, girls, we were taught wrong. First, you have to know your skin type (dry, oily, combination, or sensitive), then you have to know your tone (warm, cool, or neutral). Only from there can you find the best foundation to suit your skin. Also, apply the sample to your jawline as that will give you the best indicator as to whether the color you’ve selected will match best with your undertones. Then, before you think about buying, check out the foundation in a natural light because foundation should not be seen, but is rather the canvas upon which we play.