Strengthen The Foundation Of Your Makeup With These Tips!

From Left To Right: 1) Chambor Brightening & Smoothening Foundation, 2) Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation, 3) Clinique Superfit Foundation, and 4) e.l.f. Cosmetics Small Stipple Brush

Whether you are opting for a glamorous look or natural makeup, a strong base is absolutely essential. Foundations are the canvas for all our makeup, yet we’ve realised that not many people can apply it correctly. Sure, you know all about blending the product down your neck, but we’ve discovered some next level hacks to up your beauty game! Check them out below.

How To Choose The Right Shade

Are you guilty of swatching a foundation on your wrist? Us too! Unfortunately, following this practice can lead to you picking the wrong shade for your skin tone… and we’ve learnt this the hard way. The next time you are testing out a product, apply it on the side of your face. We recommend that you let the foundation set in completely for about 10 minutes, and then check out the shade in natural light. If the colour blends in seamlessly, then you have a winner!

How To Customize It

The best makeup artists will tell you that makeup is a cocktail and you’ve got to mix it up! If you crave a dewy glow, add a drop or two of a liquid illuminator to your foundation. For a sheerer effect, mix equal parts of your foundation with your daily moisturizer.

How To Prep For It

Notice how your foundation gets streaky or patchy over time? Prep your skin with a good moisturizer to prevent your foundation from flaking off unevenly. Follow up with a face primer for flawless, long lasting coverage.

How To Apply It

The world is evenly divided as to whether you should use your fingers or a brush to apply makeup. The technique however remains the same! To get a natural, airbrushed finish swirl the foundation in circular motions across your face. By doing this, you warm up product up so that it really sinks into your skin.  

How To Set It

All women know the dreaded point where your makeup begins to slide off your face. The solution? Setting your foundation with a translucent powder. Not only will it soak up the oil on your face, but will also ensure that your foundation stays right where it belongs.

With these tricks up your sleeve, we guarantee that you will have perfect looking skin!

P.S. We have some tips for blushes and eye shadows too!

Posted on November 6, 2015 and filed under Foundation, Makeup Brushes.