Applying the foundation and concealer is the basis of any makeup look. Applying the foundation can make your skin look flawless and blemish-free. However, the art of foundation can prove to be a tough feat.
You need to know your skin type, skin tone and then make an informed decision of buying a foundation. The foundations are different for every skin type, and tone and you need to know which can of base resonates with your skin.
It is recommended that you buy the foundation shade that exactly matches your skin and buy the concealer that is one or two-tone lighter from your skin tone. The foundation should be smooth enough to penetrate your skin and not give a caky look.
Your face should not show two skins. The foundation boxes available in the market have all the specifications and skin tone descriptions, and skin type written on them to help you make an informed decision. A Parisian makeup artist Violette says that you should apply the base without any trace of it. She further says, 'I want people to say, 'Oh my god, your skin looks amazing!' not, 'Your foundation is so great.'
Below are some tips and tricks to help you out in applying the perfect and flawless foundation to your face.
Prepare Your Skin
The effects and results of the foundation are directly proportional to how your skin is. You need to maintain a daily skincare regimen in order to let the foundation stay on your skin. The dry and patchy skin will make the foundation caky and dry.
Your skin will not look fresh, and it will be quite obvious that you have applied the base. It is recommended that before applying the foundation, cleanse your face properly. You can also put on a hydrating mask prior to 15 minutes of applying the base for this purpose.
The masks really work like a wonder, and they let your foundation stay for a long time without any kinds of cracks. Moreover, you should exfoliate your skin once in a while to get rid of the dead skin cells and flaky skin. If you have to leave for somewhere urgently, then just cleanse your face, put on a moisturizer, and then apply the base. This will also work miraculously, and your foundation will look absolutely flawless.
Prime Your Face
Primer is also the key factor in applying the base. If you have dry skin, then it is highly recommended that you apply the primer before applying the base. It will make your skin look hydrated, and the foundation will look even.
Moreover, when you start putting up the foundation, make sure that you pick a small amount of it. You definitely do not want to overdo your face. Keep it subtle and keep it simple. Otherwise, two layers of skin will appear on your face, and it really does not look nice.
Apply the Foundation with The Brush
You should first buy a suitable thick density brush to apply the base on your face. Do not make use of the fingers. The foundation will not get smudged or penetrate the skin properly.
You can, however, use the beauty blender for this purpose too. The whole point is that the foundation gets smudged in your skin properly, and it cannot possibly be done with the fingers. So, either use the brush or the beauty blender for this purpose. Moreover, you can even wet the blender a little bit to smoothly smudge the foundation.
It is recommended that after applying the primer, you conceal your dark or patchy areas on the skin. After that, you can apply the foundation. In this way, the patchy and flaky skin would be concealed and covered, and it will make way for the foundation to look unblemished and flawless.
The Bottom Line
The foundation can make or break your whole makeup look. The basics should be right enough that the rest of the products that you apply look beautiful. The right selection of foundation and taking proper care of your skin decide a lot about how flawlessly your base will look.