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Using a foundation that gives us the perfect base is the goal when wearing make up
Most of us dream of looking in the mirror to see flawless, youthful, glowing skin.
If you’re looking for inspiration for new makeup products, or you’re keen to try and enhance the look of your skin by swapping foundations or trying new application techniques.
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you ace your base.
Prepping your skin
Before you apply your foundation, take a couple of minutes to prepare your skin.
It’s worth trying different primers and using foundation without to see what works for you.
Buying the right products
There is a huge range of foundations on offer. So, how do you go about finding the best product?
The first factor to consider is your skin type. Do you have sensitive, dry, normal, combination or oily skin? Powders and mineral foundations tend to work best for oily and combination skin. While liquids are often recommended for dry skin.
Look for products that offer hydrating benefits for dry skin and shine control for oily skin.
The second crucial commandment is shade matching. Compare different colours in natural light to find a shade that complements your skin tone. You should be able to blend your foundation into the skin seamlessly.
If your foundation is too light or dark, you’ll notice differences in colour between the face and neck and lines around the hairline. It’s an excellent idea to use samples and testers to make sure you’re 100% happy with the product before you buy.
Finding the best powder foundation or illuminating skin tint can be a minefield with so many products on offer.
If you don’t know where to begin, it’s beneficial to seek advice.
Visit beauty counters or book an online consultation with beauty experts to get recommendations for the type of product that is best for your skin and find the right shade.
Once you’ve found your dream foundation, the next step is to master the art of application.
Start with a small amount of product and work from the centre of the face outwards.
You may not need to use foundation on the whole of the face, particularly if you’re looking to achieve a barely-there look. Focus on the areas that are uneven and blemishes and imperfections.
Build up gradually if you want more coverage. Different brands of foundation have different levels of coverage too, so consider that when making your purchase
The final stage is to set your makeup.
This helps to keep it in place for longer. Spray your face from a distance to achieve a healthy, radiant glow. Setting sprays can have a various finish to them depending whether you want a matt, dewy or glam look
Do you dream of having a flawless complexion? If you’re not happy with your foundation, or you can’t seem to achieve that no-filter glow, take these tips on board today.
Prepare your skin. Take time to compare products and find foundations that are suitable for your skin type, colour match and seek advice.
Try different application techniques and tools and set your foundation to make it last all day.
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