Yikes! Kourtney Kardashian Is Wearing The Wrong Foundation! Here How To Make Sure It Doesn't Happen To YOU!

Wed, January 19, 2011 12:28pm EST by 9 Comments

Avoid picking the wrong color with these five easy, sure-fire makeup steps!

Someone just sent this photo of Kourtney Kardashian over to me and, although she looks as beautiful as ever, one thing is really evident: she’s wearing the wrong color foundation. Yikes! Want to avoid this common makeup mistake? Read on!

This is not to pick on Kourtney at all, by the way. Everyone who wears makeup has made this mistake at one time or another and it can be particularly hard for women of color (see that weird grey cast to her skin? never a good look.) Here are five things you can do to make sure this never happens to you:

  1. Never use the back of your hand to match makeup to your face. Your hand and your face get different levels of sun and environmental exposure so they will rarely ever match properly. Use the side of your jawline for a more accurate pick.
  2. Apply multiple swatches of foundation to your jawline from light to dark so you can see the colors side by side.
  3. Never rely on department store lighting to make your decision. Always step outside with a mirror so you can see how the color will look in natural daylight.
  4. You’ll be able to tell which one looks best because it will literally disappear into your skin and the other swatches will be visible around it.
  5. Never forget to change your foundation color with the seasons. Your skin is darker in the summer and lighter in the winter. You MUST change your foundation/tinted moisturizer color so make sure that they match!

The best thing about foundation is that good formulas are available at all price points. Women of color, be sure to look at the new MAC + Mickey Contractor collection as well as the COVERGIRL Queen Collection and IMAN Cosmetics for great formulas that will make you look amazing!

What’s YOUR biggest foundation disaster? Let’s hear it!

Stay beautiful, BFFs!


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Posted at 4:16 PM on April 9, 2012  

agree with all the readers below…what is this author talking about?!?!? she looks great! obviously, it’s just the glare that’s on her face from the sun/flash! hilarious article!!!

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Posted at 7:08 PM on November 23, 2011  

I keep starring at her face and her face matches her neck. Am l blind or is the author of this post blind?

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Posted at 6:41 PM on April 19, 2011  


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Posted at 6:37 PM on April 19, 2011  

are you kidding me? ahahahaha this article is hilarious! wooow! the person who wrote this is not just stupid but burning with envy
Kourtney is not a woman of color!!!! and neither is the rest of the kardashians!
her makeup is perfect, and if someone likes lighter foundation..soo what! like Vanessa said… caucasians do it all the time,so do many other people, its not a flaw u idiots! lighter or darker,its preference. Because the kardashians are beautiful curvy women it grills you to see them so you try to say all the crap you can. Any light toned person can pull it off, so go kick rocks becuz ur jealousy is ugly!
You people are not God fearing!

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Vanessa m

Posted at 6:30 PM on April 19, 2011  

Her foundation is not too light! ITS ACTUALLY NOT LIGHT ENOUGH! you want her to wear some dark chocolate foudation that looks dull and dim? seriously get a life!!!!! I dont see anything wrong! and neither does anyone with eyes
Youre jealous as hell and it shows, her makeup looks are duplicated world wide! stop trying to find flaws where there is none! many caucasians and other races/ethnicities wear a dark bronze foundation to have a dark look…like sunkissed, many prefer light/bright foundation with dark hair like dita von tess haifa wehbe megan fox,etc! THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD IS SOMEONE WHO CANT MIND THEIR BUSINESS AND IS JEALOUS AS HELL! its disgusting to see people talk like that…get a life. im pretty sure youre ugly.pretty good people dont try to find flaws where there is none!

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Posted at 8:26 AM on January 20, 2011  

really funny

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Posted at 1:55 PM on January 19, 2011  

Looking at the funky lighting in the picture. I think it’s the lighting not her foundation.

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Beauty Expert

Posted at 1:14 PM on January 20, 2011  

I totally agree. I think KIM is wearing the wrong foundation!

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Posted at 1:01 PM on January 19, 2011  

i like the alamay ones that blend with your skin.. i get a pale and a pale/medium and i’m set for winter and summer.. if i go get tan i need to bump up another shade though

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