Don’t you just love how foundation makes your skin look so flawless, blemish-free, even-toned? But wait a minute, some days foundation has the potential to enhance things we want to hide – highlighting fine lines, creasing or looking flaky and oily. Nothing could be more annoying than situations like that.
We’ve all had those bad foundation days, but it’s time to put it to a stop. Check out these foundation tips to achieving that flawless looking skin.
1. Perfect Canvas Base
Right before applying foundation, it’s important you begin with a perfect canvas base. Ensure your face is clean and clear, this helps in a flawless looking effect while also ensuring you’re not trapping dirt in your skin. Start by cleansing your skin followed by a gentle scrub to remove dead skin which could contribute to texture and a flaky-looking skin. The third step is extremely crucial, be sure to moisturize! Foundation glides on and blends perfectly onto hydrated skin.
2. Start from the inside, working out
Start by applying foundation to the center of your face, focusing on redness and blemishes. Start with a dab of foundation and then slowly build up – don’t start with too much product, it’s always easier to build up than to wipe off. Followed by your nose, forehead, chin and slowly blend it outwards. This gives off a more natural, flawless look – pretty much like second skin!
3. Don’t forget primer
Primers are great at helping to smooth, minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines and unwanted textures on skin. Invest in a good primer, because it is a definite essential to your makeup routine, applied to crete an ideal canvas to hold onto whatever makeup products you layer on after.
4. Use the right foundation shade
This cannot be emphasized enough! You need to take ample amount of time when picking up your foundation. Undertones is crucial, and it’s important to identify which undertone your skin is. For some it’s easier than others, you may want to even try getting 2 shades of foundations one lighter and one slightly darker than your skin tone to mix it – creating the perfect shade for you.
5. Stipple instead of blend
Stippling is when you using a tapping motion to apply your foundation instead of blending. You can try out this technique with a stippling brush that will press the product into your skin, this ensures the product stays on your face and is not soaked up by the brush or sponge used – ensuring maximum coverage.
6. Set it
If you’re going for a full day makeup look then by all means you can set your whole face with loose powder, to ensure that your makeup won’t budge. Another way you may set your powder is with a big fluffy brush, gently swirl the powder tapping off the excess and focus on areas of your face that easily get oily only.
What’s your tips and tricks when playing around with foundation?