In this post, i’m going to share with you some awesome tips for perfecting your foundation!
1. Know Your Skin Type
This is such an important step because different foundation formulas work for people differently depending on skin type. The main skin types are: dry, oily and combination – within that you may also have sensitive skin which is most common for those with dryer skin. So, depending on your skin type, you’ll want to go for a certain kind of formula and finish.
Those of you with oily skin will therefore want more of a matte look and a good start to achieving that is going for a foundation with a matte finish if liquid is what you prefer. You can also go for a powder foundation, too.
Dryer skin types will generally want more of a dewy finish so liquid foundations are great. Go for something formulated for dryer skin or something that states it has a dewy finish – this kind of formula will prevent any highlighting of dry areas on your face.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation – £8.99
2. Know Your Undertone.
Matching your skin to your foundation is always tricky but it’s made a little easier by knowing what undertone your skin actually has. Skin generally has ‘tones’ underneath it which are either warm, cool or neutral. Cool undertones in the skin contain red or blush tones, warm lean more towards gold and yellow tones and neutral tones are often a mixture of the two.
Priming is a brilliant way to ensure that your foundation not only goes on easily, but stays on as well. They can help to ‘blur’ out fine lines and wrinkles as well as helping to diminish the look of larger pores.
Benefit ‘The PORE-fessional’ Primer – £24.50
4. Use The Right Tools
Finding the right tool to apply your foundation is key to getting the nicest finish. Generally, buffing and stippling are the best techniques to ensure natural and flawless application.
Stippling brushes are usually longer, synthetic bristled brushes that help to evenly distribute product with stippling motions.
Real Techniques Stipple Brush – £11.99
Buffing brushes are denser and can be used with either powder or liquid products. These are used on the skin with smaller, circular motions.
Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Brush – £18.95
5. Use a Damp Sponge!
Using a damp sponge or brush can help to lift up any excess product from the skin, leaving you with a more natural look. It also helps to ‘press’ the product into the skin making it look a lot more flawless. You can use water or a toner to spritz a brush or sponge and then gently press it over the skin for a beautiful finish.
Real Techniques Sponge – £5.99
And there you have it, 5 Tips for foundation application!
I hope these tips came in handy and made a difference to your foundation routine. Let me know how they worked for you and if you have any of your own to share!
Thanks for reading. x