Ace your base like a pro

March 1, 2023
women applying foundation to her skin

You can ace your base like a makeup pro in less than 15 minutes.

No matter your skin type, or makeup experience our 4-step plan will have you applying foundation like a celeb makeup artist.

Step 1. Choose your foundation

First work out which foundation coverage is best suited to your skin type and age. 

There are many foundations on the market that target your skin type and issues we encounter at difference stages through our life.

Next decide what type of coverage you require and why. For example

Sheer coverage: for a light, dewy look ideal for daywear try, Covergirl TruBlend Liquid Makeup

Medium coverage: Looking to transition from day to night? Go for Revlon Illuminance Skin Caring Foundation Creamy Natural

Strong coverage: Need coverage that goes the distance? Check out Essence Stay All Day 16h Long-lasting Foundation

Step 2. Prep your skin

For a smooth, perfect canvas it’s important to start with freshly cleansed, moisturised skin.

If you haven’t exfoliated in the last few days its a good idea to add that step to your skin care routine.

Exfoliating removes the dead skin cells from your skin which is the cause of patchy foundation.

If you normally apply a primer before your foundation now is the time to apply it.

If your skin is on the oily side, definitely apply a primer BEFORE applying your foundation which will help achieve a controlled matte finish.

Step 3. Blend your foundation

When applying foundation, start from the centre and work outwards towards your hairline, making sure you thoroughly blend the foundation into your hairline. 

If you are wanting a light coverage apply the foundation with your fingertips, if you need a heavier coverage use a  brush.

Step 4. Conceal last

If you apply a concealer first, you will be wasting your product.

Instead, apply concealer on dark circles, under the eyes, and on any blemishes that are visible through the foundation and blend out with your fingertips.

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