et Guide: How to apply foundation

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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 - 02:11 GMT

Makeup Foundation Tips to Follow For Flawless Skin Via Flickr

Makeup Foundation Tips to Follow For Flawless Skin Via Flickr

CAIRO – 15 October 2017: A great base for your makeup look will instantly make you look brighter and bring out all your complimentary features. But to do so, you need to have a clear base for your base!

Foundations are a hit or a miss. They can either make you look flawless, or accentuate all the features you are trying to hide. We all know how frustrating it is when our foundation clogs our pores or highlights our pimples.

That is why preparing your skin is one of the most important steps. To avoid looking dry, exfoliating helps remove all the dead skin cells for a fresh face. Avoid exfoliating too much because too much exfoliation will cause skin irritation.

The second step is to cleanse and tone your face. Toning helps balance the pH levels of your face and closes your pores, preventing any dirt or germs from clogging them.

After that, you moisturize. Whether you have dry, oily or combination skin, moisturizing is important. It makes dry skin smooth, and prevents oily skin from excessive oil production.

Now that your base is all prepped, it is now time to apply a primer. Primers help your foundation adhere better on your skin and blur the appearance of pores. They also prevent the foundation from smearing throughout the day.

It is time to choose your foundation. Different brands offer different foundations to cater to your skin needs. There are oil-free foundations with matte finish for oily skin, and moisturizing foundations with satin finish for dry skin. Make sure to pick one that suits your needs and coverage.

Usually light to medium coverage is better suited for everyday use, while medium to full coverage is for events. However, you can easily turn a light to medium coverage foundation to a full coverage one using concealer.

Rather than using foundation to conceal imperfections, use the foundation to even out your skin tone and a concealer to cover your visible imperfections. That way, you avoid caking on products.

You can apply your foundation using different tools; the most common one is the beauty blender sponge because it helps you blend the foundation into your skin rather than on your skin while giving you maximum coverage for minimum product. Buffing brushes serve the same purpose.

Once your foundation is applied and dry, use powder to set it in place and finish with a setting spray to bring life back to your face.


Video Via Michelle Phan

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