Friday, 9 October 2015

Proper Foundation Application

Hello friends, I hope everybody is doing great. Today, I am doing a post on proper foundation application because I get a lot of emails from readers about foundation recommendations and application. I am just going to run you through a few tips on properly choosing and applying foundation. I wanted to make this post a pictorial but my camera isn’t being too friendly at the moment, so I couldn’t get any good pictures but do not fret, I made the post as self explanatory as I could.

Foundation application can make or break any makeup look, it basically sets the tone for any makeup look. Here are some tips on proper foundation application.

TIP 1: CHOOSE THE CORRECT FOUNDATION SHADE
This is key to flawless foundation application. I always advise to get foundation in store rather than online (or else you’re sure exactly what shade is your perfect colour) and also always get the shade(s) tested on your jaw line. Don’t just rely on your gut or on the shade the sales attendant suggests to you, always ask for a tester and try out different shades and whichever one disappears into your skin is your correct shade, I also advise to test under natural light or as natural light as possible.

TIP 2: CHOOSE A TYPE/TEXTURE OF FOUNDATION THAT SUITS YOU BEST
Foundations come in different forms, textures. There are cream foundations, liquid foundations, crème to powder, powder foundations. These foundations can either be full coverage, medium coverage, sheer coverage. You have to know how much coverage you want from a foundation, what consistency works best for your face and your skin type, which texture you work best with and which one feels the most natural, comfortable and realistic on your skin.

TIP 3: PREP YOUR SKIN BEFORE FOUNDATION APPLICATION
 This is a very important step before any makeup application. I get a lot of emails where people ask me for foundation recommendations because the one they are using at the moment does not stay put, the problem may not really be your foundation, it may be the fact that you don’t properly prep your face before you apply foundation. Wash your face with a cleanser, moisturize, wait a few minutes for the moisturizer to be absorbed, and then follow up with a face primer before you apply your foundation. The primer acts as a base for your makeup and it also helps to keep your makeup on for a bit longer. 

TIP 4: CHOOSE A PREFERRED TOOL FOR APPLICATION
There are different tools for foundation application; I have 4 in my kit at the moment. Sponge, flat foundation brush, stippling brush and buffing brush. Every tool works great, it basically depends on which one you work best with and which one gives you the best result from your application.

TIP 5: ALWAYS SET

After applying your foundation and making sure it blends smoothly into the neck and hairline, always remember to set with powder. This step also helps to keep your makeup on for a bit longer and it prevents the foundation from caking.

I hope this post was helpful, thank you for stopping by. Do you have any thoughts, recommendations or questions? Drop a comment in the section below, till my next post, xoxo.
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