How to Apply Foundation Like a Pro

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During the days when your skin is misbehaving, the foundation is the best way to achieve a flawless and blemish-free skin. But just having the right foundation isn’t enough to have a perfect and radiant skin, you’ll need the right tools and technique to get the right coverage and a perfect finish.

Pick the right foundation formula that fits well to your skin type and learn how you can step further in the base game. Here is what you need to know about how to apply foundation to enhance your looks.

Begin with a Clean Canvas

Start by washing your face with a mild cleanser followed by a toner and moisturizing lotion or a cream that is lightweight and matches your skin type. Allow the moisturizer to sink in and then start with the primer. With a damp foundation sponge, apply the foundation staring from the center of the face and then blending it out.

Use Setting Powder

With the help of a translucent setting powder, set the foundation with the help of a fluffy makeup brush as this will ensure that the foundation stays in place even if the weather plays the spoilsport. As this is the base of any makeup, you can continue applying your makeup as usual continuing with the eye makeup, blush, highlighter and move on to applying lipstick.

Foundation Based on Skin Type

Whether your skin is dry or oily or a combination on both, mineral powder foundation works the best way with even the most sensitive type of skin. They are perfect alternatives to liquid foundation and much lighter on the skin. On the other hand, liquid foundations can have harsh ingredients that can even aggravate acne breakout.

Use a Concealer

It is best to use a concealer before you begin with powder foundation or a pressed powder foundation as this will help in covering any blemishes on the skin. Any problem areas on the skin like zits and scars should be covered as it is with the dark circles under the eyes. Even if you want to use pressed powder foundation, applying some mineral powder foundation on problem areas is a great way to conceal any spots that you do not want to reveal.

Foundation Makeup Tips to Keep In Mind

Foundation will look different under yellow and fluorescent lighting. So it is important to get your makeup done in natural light. Another important thing to remember is to test the foundation on wrist or jaw line or even on the chest to see if it perfectly blends with the skin type and colour. Light-weight and oil-free formulas should be preferred if the skin is oily and acne-prone. Finish off with a translucent setting powder to make your foundation last all day.