6 Steps to Flawless Foundation

February 1, 2019
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Beautiful skin is a sign of youth, healthy diet habits, good genes and a meticulous skincare routine.

If you don’t have success with each of the above you can still get a flawless finish out of a bottle of foundation.

Follow this simple step-by-step guide to disguise your flaws and make your skin glow.

Step 1. Start with a fresh face

Your foundation will only look flawless if the base it is put on is clean and flake free. So it is important to maintain a good skin care regime, one that includes exfoliating at least once a week.

Tip: Don’t forget to use a toner after cleansing

Step 2. Moisturise

Always start your makeup routine by properly moisturising your skin. Once you’ve applied your moisturiser, leave it for a few minutes to sink into your skin, this will help your skin, so your foundation can glide over evenly.

Tip: Don’t forget to also use an undereye cream, as foundation will crease underneath your eyes which can be ageing.

Step 3. Apply your foundation

Apply some foundation on the back of your hand and then apply dots of foundation across your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. 

Tip: Don’t forget your eyelids, foundation makes a great base for eyeshadow to stick to.

Step 4. Blend! Blend! Blend! 

It is best not to apply your foundation with your fingers. So use a dampened beauty blender or foundation brush instead. Starting in the center of your face, start blending outwards towards your hairline using small circular strokes. This will help give you an even coverage. Make sure to properly blend under your jawline and taper off into your hair line.

Tip: Blend your foundation in good natural light and blend, blend, blend!

Step 5. Conceal any flaws

Always apply your concealer after you have applied your foundation as most foundations will have enough coverage and you will only have to apply it to the darker areas of your face. 

Focus on concealing blemishes, scars, spots and dark under eye circles. These can be effectively covered using a concealer but it can be a time-consuming process.

Begin by building the indentation up to skin level by dotting on layers of concealer. This is best applied using your either your concealer/detailer brush. 

Tip: Take your time and allow the concealer to settle into the skin properly before you apply another layer.

Step 6. Set your foundation

It is important to set your foundation in place with translucent powder so it locks your makeup in place for hours and minimises shine. Set your foundation by dusting the powder lightly over your T-zone. Blot your face after applying the powder so it doesn’t lie on your face. Do not over-powder. You want your skin to look flawless not cakey.

Tip: Never apply powder under your eyes as it can accentuate fine lines.

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