Thanks to both the yellow and green undertones, finding the right shade of foundation to suit olive skin is no mean feat - and if, like us, you often find yourself being sent away from the beauty counter with a shade three times lighter or even darker than your actual tone, you're not alone.
Thankfully though, it's a not a total lost cause. Everyone from NARS and Giorgio Armani, to Charlotte Tilbury, to name but a few brands, are on hand to help with shade ranges for Mediterranean complexions that are nothing short of impressive.
We've rounded up eleven of the very best non-ashy and totally not orange-y hues to make foundation shopping less of a mission for all those olive skin toned beauties out there.More
Don't let the solid formula put you off. Just like liquid versions, Bobbi Brown's foundation stick glides on a dream and blends with the skin to obscure every imperfection, from blemishes to enlarged pores. The shade range for tanned skin is second to none; Warm Sand and Amger Beige are a good place to start for those with darker olive tones.
'Magic' is most definitely the right word for Charlotte Tilbury's foundation as it'll cover what you want it to (without looking like you've slapped on wall filler) all while lending skin a supernatural glow. 4.5 Medium is a great shade to begin with if you have a light olive complexion, as it really complements those green undertones.