A foundation is one of THE most important and versatile makeup products in our makeup bag – particularly in case you’re a cake face like me – but at the same time, it’s one of the simplest to go wrong with. One should always keep in mind that you need to have fantastic skin, not an incredible foundation!
When it comes to this holy mixture, we all have spent a lot of time than we all could possibly count playing around with different formulas (but whatever it is, it’s fun), mixing and matching products to achieve that flawless final look, and we’ve learned a lot along the way.
Picking the right foundation is just the same as picking the correct dress for your date night. Your foundation should perfectly match your skin type, shade, and your needs with the goal that you don’t end up looking silly or dull. If your foundation turns out badly and does not match your face color and type, at that point your face looks dull and flaky.
So if you are someone who is new to the make-up game, then you must know this foundation hacks right away. These hacks will assist you to have radiant skin and will likewise cause you to comprehend the importance of the correct usage of the makeup product. Since it does not just go about as a base to your skin, it likewise keeps the skin smooth and hydrated throughout the day.
Planning and wanting to take your foundation application to the sky? Here are some ride-or-die foundation hacks that will never let you down.
Hack #1: Give your skin a Get-Set-Go (Prep your skin)
It is important to know that before applying your makeup in the morning, you should keep in mind to go through your skincare routine from cleansing to using a moisturizer formulated with broad-spectrum SPF. Then, straightly hitting the foundation step, one should always apply a primer, as it helps in creating an even, smooth canvas for the rest of your makeup. Go with a primer that has a matte finish, can help smooth lines and hide pores. After moisturizing, apply the primer dot by dot and blend it in a gentle circular motion over your entire face or to targeted areas (i.e. your nose and cheeks to minimize the appearance of pores, your T-zone to help reduce the look of shininess, and/or under your eyes to smooth over fine lines).
Hack #2: Read, read the label to find your right foundation
I think no one buys skincare products without checking if it is suitable for your skin or no, right? Well, the same goes for the makeup product. It’s worth checking to see if your skin type isn’t listed; a hydrating formula is perfect for dry skin but might not last well on oily skin. Also remember that oil-free foundations often oxidize (turn yellow or orange) on oily skin throughout the day, so always ask for a tester before you buy. Also note that if it has SPF, it’ll most likely contain zinc oxide or titanium oxide, which can cause flashback, aka when your foundation gives you a white cast in photos. Either avoid using it with SPF at nighttime or set your foundation with a tinted loose powder to eliminate flashback.
Hack #3: Warm your foundation a little before applying
To have a great base, keep I mind to warm up the makeup product between your fingers before applying it to your face. Put a small amount of foundation on the back of your hand and use a brush to warm it a bit. Doing so will thin out your foundation and will give you more natural coverage.
Hack #4: Buy and test your makeup when you have correct lighting
You know those red-carpet pictures you see where the light from the cameras causes foundation streaks to be seen? This issue could happen to you, too. It could look like absolute perfection under the bright lights of your bathroom—but ask yourself this: Will it look just as great in natural light? Remember: You’re not going to have bright lights around you all the time, so it’s important to check what your makeup will look like in the correct lighting. So, after you’ve finished applying your foundation, take a minute to step outside and see if it passes the test. If it does, you’re good to go!
Hack #5: Use downward strokes while applying your foundation
Make it a point to apply your foundation with downward strokes. This technique stops the foundation from filling up your pores and making them appear more in the face. Downward strokes also make your facial hair more noticeable.
Hack #6: Sucker for full-coverage, use some concealer
If you are someone who longs for a full coverage look, you would feel like emptying half the bottle of the makeup product and just smear it all over your face, isn’t it? But ladies please don’t! Instead, go for a good full-coverage foundation. One layer of a good foundation should be good, still, if you are someone who wants a more covered look, use a concealer to target any areas that still need coverage.
Hack #7: powder your T-zone for your foundation to last long
If you want your foundation to stay in place all day and not leave you looking like you just cried, set it with a powder. Post you are done applying your foundation, lightly apply the dusting of your powder to your T-zone (your forehead, the bridge of your nose, and your chin). These are the areas that tend to get oily.
These are a few ways by which you can have a perfect layer of foundation stay in place all day!