If you’re learning how to apply your foundation for natural makeup, don’t worry, this is a common problem. You will need to prepare your skin for makeup first by brushing and applying moisturizer. You can also add foundation and corrector or color corrector. When applying foundation, you should start with a small amount and apply it to the center of your face, blending outwards. Be sure to find the perfect shade, take the time to apply it the right way, and then set your foundation for a flawless look.
Types of foundation
- Lightweight texture and finish (does not feel heavy on the skin).
- Usually mixes easily; workable coverage.
- Great for holding excess oil.
- Useful for those who live in humid climates and cannot choose a cream that lasts a long time.
- Matte finish foundations can worsen flaky skin or wrinkles if the texture is too dry. You can fix this by applying a light layer of moisturizer or serum underneath, though this may reduce the matte finish.
- Trying to blend mistakes after applying it can result in an uneven tone that is difficult to correct.
Moisturizing liquid foundation
- Best for moisturizing the skin without being greasy.
- Satin or natural finish. Does not dry the skin.
- Many of them have a slight sheen for a youthful glow.
- Not the best option for oily skin because the moisturizing finish makes oily areas even more oily.
- The best multi-tasking foundations that provide coverage and anti-aging ingredients that are beneficial for all skin types.
- Complement your skin rejuvenation routine for even better results.
- Some “anti-aging” serums overstate the benefits of their superstar ingredients or only include a small amount of ingredients so you don’t get what you pay for.
Full coverage foundation
- Hides all imperfections.
- Works well for all skin types
- Some creams have a thick, waxy texture that feels heavy and can lead to clogged pores and/or worsen acne.
- Not always easy to mix over large areas.
- If the finish is too creamy, it can clog into the lines around the eyes.
Tinted moisturizers and BB creams
- The sheer nature of tinted moisturizers (and many BB creams) makes them easier to match skin tones because they tend to blend almost imperceptibly.
- Soft coverage, hydration and sun protection are often combined in one product.
- Bonus if the formula contains skin moisturizing ingredients.
- The coating may be too transparent for obvious imperfections.
Do I need to apply primer, foundation or concealer under foundation?
All foundations will apply more smoothly if the skin is well hydrated. You can choose a moisturizing sunscreen, moisturizer or primer that is perfect for your skin type. Let your moisturizer, sunscreen, or foundation soak in for about a minute before moving on to your foundation.
Concealer and foundation go hand in hand. While foundation is meant to even out your skin tone, concealer is meant to hide your biggest imperfections like under-eye circles or blemishes.
How to choose foundation for your skin type?
Use oil-free foundations for acne-prone skin
A foundation that is thick or has a lot of moisturizer can make your oily skin look more oily. Stay away from heavy pancake creams that can clog pores. Instead, opt for a light foundation that won’t cause breakouts.
How to choose the perfect foundation tone?
Find out your skin tone.
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