Flawless foundation. Makeup is kind of art, and there are many important factors that go into doing a full face makeup with perfection. There are also many key players such as your foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, highlighter, eyeliner, and many others that help one achieve that perfect, flawless makeup look.
Among all these players, the foundation is said to be the most important aspect, and that’s exactly where a lot of people struggle the most. Some end up choosing the wrong color, and others who do choose the correct shade don’t really know how to apply it properly.
You can think of the foundation as a game-changer that can actually change your entire makeup look.
If you happen to find yourself in the same boat, you need not worry. These tips will help you immaculately apply foundation on your face.
Choose the Right Shade
First things first, choosing the right foundation shade is of utmost importance, and one can’t emphasize it enough. The best way to pick the correct shade is by doing a patch test by swiping a bit of the product against the jawline if your face. Many people do a patch test on their neck or the back of their hands, which is absolutely wrong.
Prepare Your Skin the Right Way
If you struggle with applying your foundation properly, even if you have the right shade, the chances are that you don’t prep your skin properly before that. By prepping, we mean creating a smooth, perfect canvas to begin painting on the skin.
This step is particularly essential for those who have skin problems like dry, flaky or dehydrated skin. You need to prep your skin the right way by applying an adequate amount of moisturizer to ensure a smooth application of the foundation.
Exfoliation and moisturizing are key here to remove all kinds of skin impurities before you apply your foundation.
Use a Primer
Also known as cosmetic cream or lotion, a primer is like the underdog of makeup application that many people tend to avoid, but in actuality, it has many benefits.
Primer helps smooth out your skin by ensuring a flat surface for a flawless foundation application. Primer is the go-to product for those who struggle with problems like uneven skin tones, pigmentation, open pores, and dullness.
Once you’ve properly applied an even layer of the primer on your skin, you will notice that applying the foundation is an absolute breeze!
Press Gently: Don’t Rub or Wipe
Whether you use a beauty blender or a foundation brush, make sure to press the product gently into your skin. Avoid rubbing or wiping the foundation because it will simply ruin the application process. Simply press the foundation gently and pack it into your skin.
Blend Outwards: Work From the Inside Out
One of the most common mistakes made by people when applying foundation is that they work in random directions. This is possibly the worst thing you can do to your face. Always from the inside out and blend the product outwards. Just apply a dab of your favorite foundation on the center of your skin and forehead and on both sides of your nose. Then press outwards gently to achieve a natural look.