So many people get foundation wrong these days. A lot of them don’t understand what it is for and many don’t know how to choose the right color and the finish. High-end brands make awesome foundations, but these days the drugstore brands have managed to create many products that are comparable to the high-end ones. If you’re planning on buying a foundation, then you’re going to need some help and that’s why we’re here! A while back we gave you some really great makeup tips for a flawless face and today it’s time we looked into some tips for choosing and applying foundations. Enjoy!
Before going out to buy foundation it is really important that you take long look at your face in the mirror in daylight. Make sure you remove every speck of makeup and really check your face and see what areas are lighter, which darker, which have spots and which don’t. This way when you’re going in the store to buy foundation, you know what you need and where to test it.
Daylight is the best light for checking your foundation. You’re not going to stare at your face all day long in the daylight, but the people with whom your work with or you meet during the day will do just that. If your foundation doesn’t look like it’s actually your skin in daylight, then the whole purpose of foundation is defeated. You wouldn’t want people to stare at your foundation sitting on top of your skin, you want them to admire your skin.
Never put on a huge amount of foundation on your face, because you won’t be able to remove it without ruining your whole makeup. Apply a tiny bit and blend it; do this for the whole face and step back to check for results often. Don’t let yourself get carried away when you’re applying foundation, this happens a lot!
Never ever buy foundations without trying them on first. Always ask for a sample so that you can try on your own at home. Look in the mirror not only when you’re applying it, but a few minutes and hours after you’ve put it on. Foundation will change its color and texture minutes after you’ve applied it, so check and see if you like the way it looks on your face at the end of the day.
Preparing your skin is just as important as choosing the right color foundation. Clean your skin before putting foundation on and moisturize it. Be sure not to moisturize too much, because then the foundation will slide off your face. If you have oily skin or you want your foundation to last all day long, think about buying a primer, which will provide you with 8 hours of flawless face.
Ask yourself this question before buying one. It’s the best tip for choosing and applying foundations! Do you want a dewy finish, do you want it to cover your imperfections or simply mattify your skin? If you want a lightweight foundation that will look natural on your skin, choose one that says it does that and also try it on yourself. Really read what the brand is telling you about the foundation you’re choosing and again, never try to change your skin too much.
This is the foundation’s job and it shouldn’t be yours either. If you don’t like the color of your skin, then you should take it up with the therapist, not with a beauty product. If you want a realistic feel to your foundation, keep the color of your foundation as close to the color of your skin as possible.
When you’re out buying a new foundation, it is very important to test it on your skin. DO NOT test in on your hand or chin, because they’re usually differently pigmented. The best way to test it on is the side on your face, on your jawline. If the color blends in, it means that it’s the right color for you!
The purpose of foundation is to even out the skin tone, to bring the colors together and to cover up tiny blemishes. It is not going to completely cover up everything, leaving you with a blank canvas of a face. That’s not even desirable, because that would basically make your face look like a mask, which is very unattractive.
We know that spending $60 on a foundation is not something everyone can afford. If you can save up a bit of money and splurge, you won’t regret it, because a good brand will really satisfy your skin needs. Besides, one foundation is really all you need and a bottle of foundation will last for about 3-6 months.
Did you find our tips for choosing and applying foundations helpful? Do you have any more tips you would like to share with us and our readers? Drop us a line in the comment section below, we love hearing from our readers!