Choosing the right foundation is the first step to a successful makeup. Check out tips and tricks on applying makeup.
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
- Blend the cream foundation smoothly using a cosmetic sponge in
long sweeping motions.
- Cosmetic sponge helps you to manage and apply foundation more
easily and gives a better and smoother result.
- For perfect matching, foundations should not be tested on hands
or insides of your wrist as the color of your face definitely
differs from the color of these areas of your body. The best way is
to test the foundation on your jaw line and see whether it matches
the natural color of your neck or not. Matching under different
light settings gives you a better idea about the correct foundation
for your skin.
- Foundation needs to be blended, properly, especially under the
jaw line, into the hairline, on the ear lobes, corners of the nose
and mouth and over and under the eyes, so that they don't let on the
difference that the foundation makes to your skin to the viewer.
- To retouch a particular spot, reapply the foundation there
lightly and blend it with the rest of the face. Then powder it
lightly with the translucent powder to let it set properly.
- Touchup with dual active powder foundations can easily help you
to change your look from day makeup to night makeup as it works as
foundation as well as powder. For sheer finish using this
foundation, you just have to dampen your cosmetic sponge a little.
- While applying liquid foundation, it is better to put small
points of foundation at different parts of your face such as
forehead, nose tip, chin and cheek bones and then blend a little at
a time on the face to give a more finished look.
- You can use powder foundation just like the normal compact