Have you ever looked at celebrity pictures in which they wear no make-up, and suddenly felt really beautiful? Celebrities, just like you and I, are normal human beings with spots, blemishes and uneven skin tones. Yet, when you look at them on the cover of your favorite fashion magazine, they look flawlessly perfect. How do they do it?
Today’s Foundation Tips will teach you how to apply foundation like a superstar. Follow these 4 simple steps for flawless foundation application.
Step 1: Finding the Perfect Shade
Finding the right color foundation can be tricky. The idea is to test the color on your jaw line using natural daylight and a mirror. The color is perfect if it disappears without blending.
Foundation Tip: Beauty advisors will happily help you choose the right color. Ask for a sample and go find the best match at your favorite Skin Clinic (like Bradford Skin Clinic) or Drug Store.
Step 2: Prepare Your Skin
To turn back the hands of time for a renewed, supple, luminous complexion and consider preparing your skin with a medical facial peel which uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Peels can be done every 2 weeks – try one today at Bradford Skin Clinic to create a perfect starting point for foundation.
A clean and moisturized skin is the perfect canvas for proper foundation application. Give your moisturizer a chance to be properly absorbed (at least 5 minutes) before you apply anything else. You don’t have to apply primer, but it will help the foundation to glide on smoothly and make your makeup stay on longer. It also prevents the foundation from settling into fine lines and wrinkles.
Foundation Tip: Your concealer should go on the chin, around the nose and under the eyes before your foundation.
Step 3: Swiping Secrets
Our experts here at Bradford Skin Clinic believe that using your fingers for light coverage is best. If you want better coverage, go with a sponge. Use foundation sparingly, especially for everyday wear. Only dab it where you need it to even skin tone around red areas, and pimples.
Foundation Tip: For an airbrushed effect, you can blend foundation all over, starting from the middle of your face and using a brush to sweep it outward.
Step 4: Blushing Beauty
There’s a new blush in town, and it will leave you looking radiant. Modern blushes don’t leave you looking like a circus clown like those matte types from the old days. Instead, they are translucent and reflect light, adding warmth and leave your skin glowing.
Foundation Tip: Gently apply translucent powder blush starting from your hairline towards your cheekbone, and up towards the bridge of your nose, reversing the process on the other side. Apply a creamy blush on top to add more “pop”.
Do you love these tips, or do you have more tips or questions you’d like to ask? Please contact us and send us a question, as we’d love to hear from you.