How To Apply Foundation Flawlessly?

All women desire a flawless skin. In this modern lifestyle, how many of us can really take care of our skin? Most of us have some marks, freckles or patches on our skin. Going to a party on weekends or just for an outing with friends becomes less fun sometimes, if your skin doesn’t look fresh and evenly toned like that of your friends. That is the reason there is make-up, which literally makes up for the flaws of your skin. Foundation is one such product that can work miracles. So let us learn how to apply foundation flawlessly and flaunt our beautiful side.

How To Apply Foundation Flawlessly?

How To Apply Foundation Flawlessly

As much helpful the foundation is, it is equally tricky to choose the right shade and apply correctly. For being able to work out with the foundation, you need to understand some following basic facts:

Understand your skin:

Oily skin: Your skin is oily if your face becomes shiny all over after few hours of cleaning and if your pores are visible.

Dry skin: Dry skin turns flaky and tight soon. Wrinkles easily form on your skin.

Normal skin: If your skin is not very oily or very dry, it is normal skin. Generally, the complexion is even-toned with less break-out.

Combination skin: People with combination skin have the “T-zone” (forehead, nose and chin) of the face oily, while the cheeks are drier, comparatively.

Sensitive skin: You have a sensitive skin if your skin gets adversely affected by using the different type of make-up products. The skin becomes red or itchy upon using some particular brands or products.

Choosing the right type of foundation:

  • For a natural look, always buy a foundation that is just 1 or 2 shades lighter than your skin tone. Too much lighter shade will give you a clown-like face.
  • Women follow the common practice of testing the shade of foundation at the back side of their hands, which is wrong actually. Testing foundation on the jaw-line or under the neck.
  • Always use a foundation that is manufactured according to your skin type. There is a wide variety of foundations available in the market for dry, oily and natural skin types.
  • For 5-6 hours of public appearance, a light foundation will suffice the need. But if you want the foundation to last longer, go for a heavier type.
  • High definition foundations are steaming in the market, these days. They are generally used at the time of photography or video shoots.
  • Women with oily skin should opt for powder kind of foundation. Mousse or cream foundation will work great with dry skin. Liquid foundations are the best for women with normal or combination skin.

Preparing your face before applying foundation:

  • Wash your face with a good quality face-wash. It is also recommended to scrub your face, if the dead skin has increased and your face looks tired because of that.
  • No matter what your skin type is, it is always useful if you apply a light moisturizer before applying foundation.
  • Apply a primer over your face. This will make the skin smooth and let the foundation spread evenly. Use your fingers or brush to apply foundation.
  • Cover the dark circles or prominent marks on your face, cover them with a concealer. Do not just dab it, but blend it thoroughly. You can use a concealer stick, concealer brush or even an eye-shadow brush.

How to apply foundation properly?

  • Fingers:

This is not the most preferable method, but if you are comfortable using fingers, there is no harm. Always wash your hands before applying foundation with fingers. Obviously, you won’t wish to elevate your skin problems by adding some more dirt and oils on your skin. First dab the foundation all over your face and then blend it evenly.

  • Sponges:

Sponges of different shapes facilitate applying make-up to the complex areas of the face. Sponges are good blenders. However, sponges soak a lot of liquid foundation. So it is better to damp them in water first and the dip them in the foundation, to avoid wastage. You have to be careful with sponges and replace them regularly as the bacteria grow easily on them. This will increase the problems for your skin.

  • Brushes:

Brushes can be your best friends when it comes to applying foundation flawlessly. They are available in different sizes and shapes. Moreover, they can be washed after each use. For applying foundation follow the steps given below:

  • Put a dash of foundation on a palette or over your wrist.
  • Use a tapered brush to apply foundation, so that it reaches even the groovy spaces on your face.
  • Start applying from the center, advance in an outward direction towards the edges.
  • Give short strokes on the face, while you can give longer strokes on the neck and forehead. Blend thoroughly to avoid a cakey or patchy look.
  • In the end, you can damp a sponge in water and use it to blend all the patches.
  • Do not apply foundation over the eye-brows.
  • Also, do not worry if foundation covers your lips. This will actually prove to be a smart move to let your lipstick last longer.
  • Translucent powder has to be always applied after the foundation application is done. The advantage of doing so is to give a finishing touch to the foundation and for making it last longer.
  • It is advisable to use a brush with synthetic hair, rather than natural hair. Natural hair will soak more foundation. So synthetic hair minimizes the wastage of foundation and also makes the possibility of getting any allergies negligible.

Some more make-up tips:

  • Always test the color of foundation on cheeks or over the jaw-line or on the neck.
  • If you are not sure about a particular brand and its product, do not buy foundation online. Opt for physical testing, instead.
  • Do not neglect your neck when applying foundation on the face. Apply in the same manner in both areas for an evenly toned look.
  • To enhance the effect of foundation and translucent powder, you can apply a blush. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks from inwards to outwards. Smiling while applying brush is the best trick to get it right.
  • If you do not want to make your make up too loud, but still want to accentuate your look then use a bronzer instead of blush. Apply a bronzer only on the forehead, on the top of both cheeks and on the bridge of the nose. Applying bronzer all over your face will ruin your look.

Hope this article will be useful to your and you are ready to experiment with the foundation. Not everyone may have a perfect skin, but everyone can create wonders with little tricks and own a look like that of a diva.