Foundation is key—but how to apply foundation properly is another matter entirely. We all want to look young and fresh. First you need a great foundation and then you need to learn how to apply it. Will the right makeup make you look like you are in your twenties again? Haha, NO. Sorry. If you’re hoping to turn back time with the swipe of a brush then it’s not gonna happen and you need to embrace who you are and what you look like today. That said, there are things you can do to enhance your looks and achieve a fresh face that any 20-year-old would be jealous of.
These days, just choosing a formula can be confusing, between BB, CC—and now DD—creams and tinted moisturizers in a addition to the classic foundation. Beauty blogger Alexis Wolfer tells Pop Sugar, “If full coverage is your top priority, foundation is likely for you. While it doesn’t have the same skin-care-benefitting properties as a BB or CC cream, it often provides much more coverage than either one.” Next up, you need to know how to use it. Having the right tools is only half the battle; you need the right techniques as well. Here are 10 tips on how to apply foundation to get you on your way to a more beautiful self.
- Find your perfect color.
Step 1: you must find the right shade of foundation to suite your complexion and to look natural on your skin. We’ve all seen people wearing the wrong color base. Oompa Loompa was not a good look for them and it won’t be for you either. To be sure a color is right test it on your jawline in natural daylight. You want the color to almost disappear when it is rubbed in.
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