Finding that perfect shade seems quite dreamy right? But did you know that the work doesn’t just end there. Foundation doesn’t just work on your skin or look flawless by itself. You have to make it work for you by finding the proper steps to a good-looking finish with techniques that are effective. In my previous blog I guided you with some steps that you need to follow in order to find your perfect foundation. If you haven’t read it already please check https://jkmedia.net/how-to-choose-your-perfect-foundation/. After going through this guide, you will know your undertones and other things that you need to keep in your mind before buying any foundation.
Now that you have a fair idea about how to choose the right foundation, here are a few things you should keep in mind during its application for a base that is to die for!
- You must arm yourself with the right application tools, be it a rounded foundation brush or a makeup sponge – buy high-quality tools for a seamless and effortless end-result. High quality doesn’t necessarily mean high end but something that gives you good finish and a great blend.
- The secret lies in the prep! No matter what your skin type, moisturizing is key. Makeup has the tendency to settle into creases and crevices of dry skin, so if your face isn’t properly cleansed and moisturized first, you can forget having seamless foundation.
- Using a primer isn’t mandatory but if you are choosing it, choose it according to your issues and see what your skin demands, some might need a pore filling primer and others could get away with using a hydrating one. Use one if you want your face to look and feel gorgeous through the day.
- Don’t use too much foundation. Apply it sparingly to the parts of your skin that need to be evened out or apply a few drops of foundation over the main points of your face (forehead, cheeks, and chin) with your finger. Then, with stippling—not dragging or rubbing—motions, quickly tap the sponge or your brush over the dots, blending the foundation out toward your hairline and jaw to diffuse the color. Keep tapping under your chin and jaw to seamlessly blend the foundation’s edges.
- If you want that sun-kissed glow, spray a soothing mist or a setting spray onto the large, flat size of your makeup sponge, and press it onto your skin all over to diffuse the look of the makeup, while making it look super natural and hydrated.
- You don’t need to set your whole face with powder to make your foundation last. With a big fluffy brush and a loose setting powder (make sure to tap off the excess, first), gently swirl the powder over just the areas that tend to get extra shiny and oily, like your T-zone. And don’t worry—if you accidentally apply too much powder and look a little chalky, spritz your skin with a face mist or fixing spray to melt the powder into your skin for a natural finish.
- Skip touching-up often with setting powder, instead use blotting papers to avoid looking like you have a little too much makeup on. You can also use a spritz to freshen up as this will help reactivate the pigments in your foundation, and leave your skin looking glowing and hydrated.
- And you’re done! Your face might look flat and dimensionless at this point, but that’s the goal of foundation: to even everything out. Now that your base is properly set, you can move on to the bronzing, contouring, and highlighting—you know, the fun parts—and watch your whole look come together.
Finally, go by this rule – it should be hard for people to tell you’re wearing any product especially if you use less product. We hope these dos and don’ts come in handy. If you have any personal tips and tricks on how to choose the right foundation, share them with us in the comments section below.213