Makeup Basics Foundation Application

Episode 6 of our basic series is up on our YouTube Channel and is on Makeup Basics Foundation Application.

After correcting, concealing and highlighting the very next step and most important step is foundation application.

Foundation is a skin coloured liquid or cream or powder product applied to the face to create an even, uniform colour to the complexion, to cover flaws and, sometimes, to change the natural skintone.

Remember that your foundation colour should not be too light else your skin will turn grey!

Foundations come in different consistency.  There are cream foundations, liquid foundations, powder or compact foundations, mineralised foundations, tinted Moisturizer, Oil-based Foundation, Sheer Foundation, Matte, or “Oil-free,” Foundation, Mousse or Whipped Foundation, Stick Foundation, Shimmer Foundation and Waterproof Foundation.

The best way to achieve a smooth and even complexion is to apply foundation before you do your eye makeup (*if you are using very pigmented colours on your eyes like blacks and blues then do your eye makeup first then your eyes) , cheeks or lips. The right shade will disappear into your face making it appear as if you are wearing no makeup at all.

We found that a foam sponge (beauty blender) is the best way to apply foundation, but you can use your fingers or a foundation brush. Its also important to use the right brushes for that flawless airbrushed look. My favourite is the stippling brush from Sigma and the buffing brush from Real Techniques.

Finding the right foundation can be daunting because there are so many brands and formulations on the market. Makeup sure you are picking the foundation shade by testing it on your jaw line not on your hand.

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  1. Thank you Sheena for this easy tutorial that clarified a lot of my doubts :)
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