Insight To Wearing Foundation Correctly

Picking and applying foundation properly is one of the most important steps in preparing your makeup.  All too often, women go out on the town having applied foundation that is far too heavy.  Not only that, a more extreme mistake is also frequently noticed: applied foundation that is of a completely different hue from that their natural skin tone.

You know what we’re talking about — women who look as if they have caked their make up on.

That is why Your Beauty School is here to give you some helpful tips in keeping your foundation in check.

Proper color selection is the first key to the right foundation

Keep in mind that foundation is not intended to change the color of your face or skin tone.  You don’t want to apply foundation to your face only to notice that there is a large discrepancy between the color of your face and the color of your neck. On the contrary, foundation is meant to be just that — a smooth foundation or canvas for which to apply the rest of your makeup on top of. For this reason, your foundation should blend in well to your face and skin tone and provide a blank slate for which to work upon.

Powdered or liquid foundation

Color is only one important aspect to consider when selecting your right foundation. Another important factor to decide between is powdered or liquid foundation.  This decision should be based upon your skin type.

For example, if you find your skin to be slightly drier than average, you may want to stay clear of powdered foundations.  Powdered foundations react poorly to dry skin and can dry it out further, making your skin appear flaky and arid.

Liquid foundations are more appropriate for drier skin types as they will give a moisturizing appearance.  For slightly oiler skin, a powdered foundation is more ideal. However, it is important to remember to test your desired foundation and to never apply too much, no matter which type of skin you have.

Applying foundation correctly

After you have found the right foundation for you, you must then insure that you are applying it correctly.  Begin by washing your face so that you have a clean, moisturized place to start.  If you have any problem spots or blemishes, you may want to apply small amounts of concealer before placing your foundation on top.  This will encourage you to use less foundation and not use it as a substitute for concealer.

Next, place small dabs of foundation around your face where you feel your tone is inconsistent.  Remember; be sure not to cover your face with the foundation. Your goal is to blend in a consistent skin tone — not create an entirely new skin tone. From here, begin blending in your foundation from the inside out. You can choose to so with your finger or a sponge wedge — whichever you prefer.

After being certain that you have applied your foundation evenly, you can begin applying your actual make up knowing that you have the perfect slate underneath.

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