Foundation is a sure-fire way to achieve flawless skin, even on the days your skin is misbehaving. Foundation can turn your face into a perfectly even, bright, smooth-looking pearl when expertly applied. But when it’s applied, uh, not so well, it has the potential to highlight fine lines you didn’t know existed, make your skin look flaky and oily, and leave you with a chalky-looking mask.
Here is a step by step tutorial to apply Foundation.
Your foundation will only look as good as the skin underneath, so maintaining a consistent skin care routine is key. Right before applying foundation, it’s important to cleanse your skin to help prevent clogged pores and remove any dirt that may be dulling your natural radiance. Next, gently exfoliate your skin to sweep away any dry, dead skin cells that may cause foundation to go on unevenly or look flaky. Finally, apply moisturizer; foundation sinks best into hydrated skin.
We don’t talk about primers enough, but they are definitely worth the attention. Primers not only even out the skin, making it smooth for easy application of the foundation, but also help the makeup last a lot longer.
Grab your favourite foundation! Try and choose something that suits your skin type. If you have oily skin, you would probably be better off with something that is water-based. If you have dry skin, pick something that will add moisture to your skin.
Always start by applying just a little bit of foundation, and then add more until you have just the right amount of coverage. Concentrate the foundation in the center of your face where redness and blemishes tend to be more problematic. Apply just a dab of foundation on each side of your nose, and in the center of your forehead and chin, then blend outward. Whether you’re using a foundation brush or your fingertips, be gently to your skin. Avoid any wiping or rubbing motions because that will only push the foundation around and cause streaks.
Blot and Set
You don’t want a cake on your face, do you? Use a tissue to blot out any excess product. This prevents the product from creasing any further. Pay special attention to the areas around the nose and eyes. Wait for some time after applying the foundation so that it sets in place before moving on to other products. Lastly us a makeup setting spray to keep it on place.