Best Foundation Makeup Tips For Every Woman

Choosing the right foundation is the first step to a successful makeup result. Perfect matching foundation can only be assessed by correct estimation of skin type, natural color and skin tone. Since most Caucasian, Latin, African and Asian women have yellow-based skin, they must buy foundation with a yellow base too so that it doesn’t look like a mask.

However, Asian women from the south-Asian region have skin with a yellow-greenish undertone and thus, need a foundation that has same color of pigment as the base. Experts often use two or more shades of foundation to highlight the best features of the face and underplay the low points. To master those skills, need a lot of practice and study. Yet, there are a few points that we can keep in mind while using the foundation at home to give the best possible results, for daily purposes:

Choosing Perfect Foundation

There are two aspects of foundations which require selection the form and the colour. The first thing you have to decide on, is the form of the foundation. Some forms are more suited to certain skin types than others. A dry skin is best served by an oil-based foundation (cream type) as this gives additional moisture. An oily skin requires a less oily foundation- even an oil-free, water-based one (cake or stick form). For normal skin it is easy to choose. Emulsions and liquid foundations can be formulated to suit all skin types. So you must stick to the recommendations on the label.

Skin type apart, age and the basic condition of your skin would also influence the choice of your foundation. The better the condition of the skin, the thinner should the foundation be; so light sheer liquids are good on young or fine skins. Alight liquid may also be the best choice for an older skin, though two coats may be required to give full coverage; a heavier product on such a skin may emphasize the lines and the skin creases. If your skin is in a poor condition (has an uneven colour or tone or is blemished) then a heavier foundation (cream or stick) will give a better appearance. If you have a fine skin and you want a natural appearance, then use the gel foundations.

Applying Foundation Makeup

  • First begin with clean hands and a clean face.
  • Now apply moisturizer appropriate to your skin type on the face.
  • Let the moisturizer set for a few minutes, remove the excess moisturizer with a tissue.
  • Camouflage under-eye circles and blemishes with concealer.
  • Select a foundation that is appropriate to your skin type. The color should match your skin, disappearing when blended well.
  • Shake the foundation bottle well to mix the formula.
  • Using a makeup sponge or the tips of your fingers, apply dots of foundation on your cheeks, chin, forehead and tip of the nose.
  • Using the sponge or your fingertips, blend the dots together on your face, gently blend in upward, outward motions and pay special attention to blending around the nose, mouth and jawline.
  • Set the foundation with loose powder immediately after application.

Foundation Makeup Tips

  • For a more natural look, put a small amount of moisturizer in the palm of my hand, mix a small amount of foundation in with it and apply it to my face.
  • If your freckles are light, don’t even try to cover them up. Show them off by using a sheer foundation. If you happen to have the darker ones that you just can’t live with, choose a cream foundation to cover and even out skin tones.
  • Don’t want to go all out with a foundation? Tinted moisturizers may be all you need if your complexion is dewy, but you want a light, sheer wash to even out blotchiness.
  • Always check a foundation along the jawline to be certain you will not be left with a tide-mark.
  • If blending is a problem, apply the foundation while your moisturizer is still a bit wet.
  • When testing foundation. Try it on the inside of the forearm as it so the closest to the neck color there. Because it’s protected from UV damage. The make you buy should blend to the skin color of the neck, not the face.
  • Test foundation on the inside of the forearm-skin tone is closest to neck color there, because it’s protected from UV damage.

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