It’s a dream for every woman to create an even-toned, blemish-free, and flawless makeup look. The foundation is an essential product that lays the groundwork for a beautiful face. However, it is always tricky to achieve a natural look. Several factors, including foundation type, your skin type, and your skin tone, get into giving you a flawless makeup look. We have broken down 6 pro tips that will help you get the most natural-looking finish every single time.
Prep the Canvas
Prepping and priming the wall is necessary before painting it. Right? The same goes for your face. A fantastic skincare routine is the first step to achieving a flawless look. First, cleanse your face with a good-quality cleanser that suits your skin type. Next, follow it with a toner or serum and finish it with a hydrating moisturizer. Finally, wait for a few minutes to let the moisturizer sink into your skin before applying the foundation.
Apply a Primer
Primers are designed to create a barrier between your skin and makeup. It creates a strong surface for the foundation to grip onto, ultimately leading your makeup to last longer. Take a dime-sized amount of primer and apply it with your fingertips or flat foundation brush. Mattifying primer goes for oily skin, and hydrating primer works for dry skin. People with a combination skin type can use a variety of formulas like an oil-controlling primer on T-zone and a silicone-based primer on the rest of your face.
Apply Your Foundation
There are three choices available for you when applying your foundation: Foundation brush, makeup blending sponge, and your fingertips.
Makeup brushes are meant for full coverage. Unfortunately, the thick bristles of the brush leave streaks and lines on the face. To avoid it, choose a thin-bristled synthetic brush. Use your ring finger to apply foundation dots to your face. Always start from the center and blend it with a stippling brush. You can keep layering the foundation till you are satisfied with the coverage.
A beauty blender gives you an airbrushed look. It really makes a difference in how your foundation looks. While using this technique, make sure to wet the blender first. It will minimize product absorption. Then, gently dab the foundation in twisting motion. Do not rub or drag the sponge. The beauty blenders come in various shapes and sizes to cover different areas of your face.
Most people prefer to use fingers than any other beauty tool. However, this is not necessarily a bad technique. First, make sure your fingers are clean. Then, spread the foundation gently on your face starting from your T-zone. Finally, take a few minutes to blend with a sponge to smooth the edges out.
Use a Concealer
The purpose of foundation is to even out your skin tone, not to paint your face. Tap on the concealer with your ring finger if you have zits, redness, or acne scars. Leave it for 4-5 minutes, then dab with the sponge. Concealer helps you to achieve the most natural and flawless look.
Set it with Powder
A good setting powder smooths out your pores and gives you an airbrushed look. It keeps everything in place all day long. Use a fluffy brush and sweep it on your face, concentrating on shiny or oily surfaces. Setting Powder is equally suitable for dry skin. If you are afraid of applying the excess of loose Powder and look horrible, use pressed powder instead.