I’m pretty sure the first thing that comes to your mind is “I do know how to apply foundation” the question is – are you applying it correctly? Foundation is a fundamental part of makeup application that can’t be overlooked if you want a flawless look. In essence, It’s important to know the right way to apply foundation for a good result.
While we all know that there are different types of foundation, ranging from liquid to powder we also know that there are different shades and it might be a bit of a challenge finding the right shade that matches your skin tone.
Without further ado, let’s get started. Oh! Before I forget, sponges have been argued to be better than brushes and I kinda agree because sponges give a flawless finish. However, it depends on your preference and what works best for you.
Step 1 – Use an egg-shaped sponge. As I mentioned earlier, sponges give a more flawless finish. But, to get the best out of a makeup sponge, you should make it damp first before you get started.
Step 2 – Start little. I mean, you don’t want to start by applying so much foundation then realize it’s way too much which leaves your face…. you know the rest, lol. So, start little, apply just a little amount of foundation. After you have blended the foundation well you can check if there’s any part that needs more, just apply a little more and blend well.
Step 3 – Blend outwards. Start from the Center of your face then blend out. Don’t forget your neck, hairline, and ears. The goal is to leave out noticeable lines where your foundation starts or ends.
Step 4 – Set it! This is quite important to keep your foundation in place for hours. Apply setting powder using a small fluffy brush or sponge over your T-zone( where the skin gets oily first).
Stipple don’t rub: This means gently tapping the foundation into your skin rather than rubbing or wiping.
Start on a clean canvas: It’s important that your face is clean for you to get a good result. Cleanse, Exfoliate and Moisturise your skin. Lastly, prime your face to ensure that your foundation looks flawless.
Conceal: You can add a little concealer to cover dark circles, blemishes, and acne.
Blend! Blend! Blend!
I hope this was helpful, please let me know your thoughts in the comment section.