Foundation is essential in bringing your entire make-up together in a perfect manner. It is known as Foundation since it is the base of your make-up that helps one to look flawless. It is simple to apply, but for you to have a good-looking skin, you need to pay attention to some foundation tips and hacks below.
1. Test three Different Shades on your Jawbone
It is highly recommendable to try three different shades in order to find a perfect foundation shade that matches with your skin color. The jawbone is preferred to the back of your hand since its color is similar to the rest of the Face while the hands have more tannish. You should pick that which is nearly invisible on your skin.
2. Use two different Shades
The use of two different shades that can work together depends on the duration of time that you are exposed to the sun. Exposure to the sun leads to two different intensity of shades on your forehead and the jawbone whereby the most exposed part tend to be darker. Thus, it is highly recommended to use the darker one should be used on the most exposed part and the lighter on the rest of the face.
3. You should know your Skin type
The form of foundation includes gel, cream, powder or liquid, which are designed to cater for specific type of skin. For dry skin, foundation with moisturizing base for example one with Shea butter is preferred, for oily skin, powder one or cream-to-powder form and for normal skin you can use any form however liquid foundation is the best. There those that reduce the look of fine lines preferred for a mature face and also ones that covers scars on the face and minimizes pores. Knowing your skin type will ease your work when buying your face products.
4. Choose the Right Tools to apply your Foundation
You need to apply the foundation evenly on your face by use of a doomed or rounded brush in order to attain the perfect coverage for your face since different areas requires different amount of the foundation.
5. Use a Stippling Technique
Stippling technique is whereby you apply the foundation by use of light, bouncing motions by use a brush made for stippling to give room to a flawless finishing. This will give you a photo shopped natural look.
6. Always Swipe Downwards
When applying foundation, you should stroke downwards by use of a brush to avoid filing your pores with it through an upward stroke, which makes them to stand out. Downward strokes allows for smooth finishing.
7. Start from the Middle of the face
The coverage should be in high coverage at the T-zone since it is the place that you will find a lot of redness; you should start from the center of your forehead that is the nose and the chin, followed by the apples of your cheeks then from there you should work outwards hence covering all the five areas that need the most coverage.
8. Change your Foundation with Seasons
Each and every form of foundation is best suit for a particular season thus one should change it according to current weather. During winter seasons, cream foundation are preferred in order to prevent the skin from drying while during summer powder ones are preferred in order to eliminate sheen of sweat.
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For your foundation to last long, you should use an open up tissue paper that absorbs excess moisture from your face when placed on it. You should also try blotting before and after applying the foundation; this will give you even complexion by preventing your face from oxidizing to orange color.
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