If you’re having trouble applying foundation to get a natural look, don’t worry, this is a common problem. First, you should prepare your skin for makeup by cleansing it and applying moisturizer. You can also add primer and concealer or color corrector. When applying foundation, apply a small amount first, then apply to the center of the face and blend outward. Make sure you pick the perfect shade, take some time to apply it the right way, and then set your foundation for a flawless makeup look.
Skin preparation and preparation
- Wash your face. Properly cleaning the skin will remove dirt and oil, as well as any old makeup.
- Use cleansing water to reduce redness, because this non-foaming cleanser contains anti-inflammatory agents that soothe the skin.
- The cleansing cream rich in emollients is perfect for replenishing dry skin.
- Choose a cleansing mud suitable for oily skin, because charcoal and clay will remove excess oil from the pores.
- For combination skin, the use of makeup remover gel can remove oil, but still provides a slight moisturizing effect.
- Choose cleansers suitable for sensitive skin because they have less water and more nourishing ingredients.
Exfoliate and condition your skin.
Scaly or uneven skin is not a good foundation for foundation. Use a scrub that contains hydroxy acids 23 times a week. Also, use toner after cleansing every day to keep skin smooth and even.
Before applying makeup, everyone should apply SPF 15 or higher moisturizer on the skin. This will help protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun and create a radiant appearance.
If you choose a moisturizer that does not contain SPF, apply a sunscreen with SPF or 15 or higher after using the moisturizer.
The primer can smooth the surface of the skin and reduce the appearance of pores. It also fights shine and helps your cosmetics adhere to your skin so it doesn’t fade throughout the day. You can choose a cream, gel or powder primer. Apply with your fingers so that the product mixes with the skin.
Correct your skin tone.
- The color corrector should actually be applied before the foundation. Use a color corrector to cover dark circles or uneven skin areas under the eyes. Different color correctors adapt to different problems:
- Pink corrects blue spots on fair skin.
- Peach Targets blue or purple shades of medium skin tones.
- Orangeypink hides dark spots on dark skin.
- Yellow neutralizes purple or dark colors on olive and tanned skin.
- Green eliminates red.
- Lavender camouflage yellow tone.
Add your Base and start small. You don’t want a heavy, clumpy look, so it’s best to start with a little foundation and add more if needed. Apply foundation on the center of the forehead, under the eyes, nose and chin.
Extend the base outwards.
Starting from the center of your face, work the bottom toward the hairline and neck. You can use your fingers, brush or sponge to blend makeup. No matter what you choose, you want to use stippling techniques, which means lightly patting your skin, not rubbing or cleaning.
If you only want a little coverage, use your fingers. Make sure to wash your hands first.
Use a brush for even coverage. A synthetic brush is the best, you should apply the foundation by polishing it in a small circle.
Use sponge for additional coverage. Clean the sponge regularly to avoid bacterial growth.
Concealer should be applied after foundation. Use a little concealer to cover up pimples or other blemishes. Squeeze a small amount on the back of your hand, then use clean fingers to apply to the stain. Make sure to blend it by tapping the hidden area with a sponge or brush.
Apply makeup setting powder. Complete the entire face by applying makeup setting powder on the foundation. This is a translucent matte powder that helps prevent the foundation from slipping off while preventing the accumulation of grease.