Applying foundation is where most women make mistakes. You’ve probably seen others who wear foundation that is so heavy that their makeup starts to crack. Or perhaps you made the mistake of wearing the wrong tone and now the color of your face is different from that of your neck. Yes, everyone goes through this phase especially when you’re just starting out but the good news is that you can correct this easily by following these ten tips on how to apply foundation.

  • Cleanse. It’s important to treat your skin using cleansing water and cotton pad. This can be used to remove make up or prepare your face before you apply your makeup. Cleansing your face can help remove any dirt, grime, or dust
  • Don’t forget to moisturize. Once your face has been cleansed properly, the next step would be to moisturize your skin. Moisturizing your skin keeps it hydrated. Makeup experts recommend that you warm the moisturizing cream between your palms before applying.
  • Color corrector, foundation, and concealer. The first thing that you should do when it comes to applying makeup is to apply color corrector as needed, followed by your foundation. Afterwards, use the concealer to hide other imperfections for a more flawless look.
  • Double up on concealer. For those who often have dark circles under their eyes, you can start with some concealer first before applying your base makeup. Apply a small amount of concealer under the eyes and pat evenly then apply your foundation. If the dark circles are still visible, you can use more concealer until you are satisfied with the results.
  • Foundation brush is useful. Another tip that makeup artists recommend is to use a foundation brush when applying foundation. Start at the center of your face then brush outwards to blend. When you’re buying foundation, make sure that you go for one that has a flawless finish for a more natural look.
  • Blend. When it comes to blending your foundation, use a damp beautyblender as it helps soften the sponge without absorbing the foundation that you have applied on your skin. Use a rolling motion when spreading and blending the foundation so that it will appear even.
  • Use primer. Women with oily skin often have difficulty keeping their foundation intact especially when the afternoon rolls around. Most of the time, their T-zone becomes shiny which is why you need to use a primer so that your foundation won’t break down.
  • Don’t forget your ears and neck. Another tip when it comes to applying foundation is to make sure that you blend your foundation over your ears as well as down your neck to maintain a smooth and even tone. You don’t want to see any demarcation on your face and neck right?
  • Smooth foundation on your sink when there is no natural light in the bathroom. What’s difficult about using foundation inside the bathroom is that you may not have enough natural light to show that you have applied the foundation properly and evenly. All that you have to do is apply the foundation then look at it in natural light.
  • Conceal with liquid foundation. When you don’t have any concealer on hand, your liquid foundation will work in hiding your blemishes. You just need to apply a small dot of liquid foundation on the affected area then let it sit until it thickens. Smooth it out afterwards to hide any blemishes. If you spread it too soon, you might not end up with enough coverage which can be a problem especially when applying the rest of your makeup.
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