Let’s start from the beginning… the foundation. This is the base which determines the final effect of your makeup look. Enjoy!
Apply a couple dots of color on areas of your jawline or near your nose (the inner wrist or hand aren’t the best spots, contrary to popular belief – skin on your hand has a slightly different colour than on your face).
Take a good, long look – near a window. Ask to borrow a hand mirror and stand near a doorway, or step outside, to see which foundation looks best in the natural light. The right shade is one that you can’t see because it blends in so well.
Do not believe the shop assistant convincing you to buy darker colour so that your skin will look suntanned. Foundation must be invisible!
Too oily, too dry
Pick the right formula. If you’re oily, look for words like “oil-free” or “oil-control” on the bottle.
Got dry skin? Go for moisturizing foundations with “hydrating” or “moisture-rich” wording on the bottle.
For combination skin, determine if you’re more oily or dry and go from there. Cream-to-powder bases work great for combination skin.
Do not apply foundation on your face straight from the tube. Do you remember your grandmother saying that all cake ingredients should have the same temperature in order to mix well?
That rule is also true for foundations. If you want it to go well with your skin, it must reach body temperature. It will be enough keep a dash on the outer part of your hand to warm it up.
Then, apply foundation with the tips of your fingers or a sponge. If foundation has got right temperature it won’t divide into layers under the influence of fatty acid of epidermis. It will last longer and be less visible.