Hey everyone, how are you? I am starting this series where weâ€™ll be back to school getting our basics right 😉 . I am sure some of you are already a pro at it, but the newly joined sweethearts may be looking for these tips. And I feel theyâ€™ll be really helpful to everyone here :-)So letâ€™s get going and get your foundation perfect (*they way Madhuri Dixit says it*)
Choose The Correct Foundation
Well there are like zillion tips and tricks for choosing the right foundation. Well some of them work also, then why you got your foundation wrong? The one that worked for me is : Test your foundation on your jawline in the daylight/bright light and if it looks invisible then this the right choice baby! NEVER test the foundation by swatching it on your hand, this way youâ€™ll always end up with a wrong shade. Because in only very rare cases the tone of your hand and face are the same.
Let The Skin Get Some Moisture
So this is basically prepping your skin before you pile yourselves with al that makeup youâ€™re dying to put on. Well wait for it a few more minutes and apply a good moisturizer/primer that suits your skin type. Wait for 5 minutes, let the skin absorb it and then go on with your favorite foundation. Applying a primer will also minimize your pores and will help you in getting that blurred skin look to an extent.
Okay letâ€™s start with the most crucial part. There are 3 best ways you can apply your foundation. Each gets you different finish. Remember one thing that applies to every method- less is more, the more foundation you pile up, higher are chances of you looking like a ghost.
- For natural look- Apply your foundation with your fingers and dab it gently.
- For more coverage- Grab a sponge, damp it in water, squeeze al the excess water and then apply your foundation.
- For an Air-brushed look- Apply your foundation all over with a sponge and then even out it with a Stippling Brush.
Cover Your Flaws
Getting the concealer right is really difficult. Iâ€™ll make it easier for you now. For the flaws on your face like blemishes, slight discoloration go for a concealer that is 2 shades lighter than your skin tone. And for your dark circles use a concealer with an orange or peach tint and opposite to your skin tone. Suppose if youâ€™re warm toned then pick the concealer in cool tone. This works because the color of dark circles is towards blue/purple so you should cut it with the opposite colors in the color wheel.
Use a powder that has micro shimmers and that reflects light well. If you use a luminous powder after the foundation not only you make-up will set but your skin will also glow. And donâ€™t worry about that all shiny and reflecting face, there are loose powders and setting powders in the market which makes your skin look beautiful and control that extra-shine as well. 🙂
Let me know in the comments below if you have some more questions for the foundation application and also bombard me with comments if you liked this one 😛 I am being greedy though but I would love to hear from my fellow WiseShians :*