Sometimes applying foundation feels like a double-edged sword. On one side, it helps you cover imperfections, blemishes, and even out your skin tone. But it can accentuate the texture of your skin and pores or look obvious that you are wearing thick foundation. These tips will help you achieve a flawless foundation application.
Make Sure You Prep Your Skin First
For your foundation to look good, you want to make sure your skin is hydrated. Apply a moisturizer on a freshly cleansed face and massage it in with your fingers. Allow it to sink into the skin for a few minutes before applying foundation.
Take Time to Build Up
Start with a small amount of foundation and then build up if needed. You don’t need as much product as you think you do. A smaller amount of foundation will help you look more natural and will prevent the product from sinking in and accentuating fine lines.
Have a Preferred Coverage?
Using different applications can increase or decrease coverage. Using a sponge or a brush is great, but there is nothing wrong with using your fingers if you want medium coverage. Many makeup artists prefer to do it this way, as the natural warmth of your fingers will help diffuse the product and blend it seamlessly into the skin. If you prefer light coverage, use a sponge. Full coverage should be applied with a flat top foundation brush.
Don’t Neglect Your Ears and Neck
You should apply the foundation to your ears and neck as well, to make everything blend. To make sure your ears are the same color as your face, apply any leftover foundation to them.
Use Brushes for Concealer
Concealer is your best friend for covering pimples and blemishes. However, you don’t want to use your fingers to apply concealer, as your hands push away product, instead of covering the top of the pimple or a blemish.
Set Your Foundation Right
You need a setting powder to set your foundation in place. A little powder goes a long way. Use a fluffy brush to distribute the setting powder evenly. Alternatively, you can separate tissue and put one layer on top of your face, then dust the powder on top.