Wednesday, April 10, 2013

10 Tips for Flawless Foundation

10 Tips for flawless foundation
  1. Foundations are supposed to even out the skin on your face and neck and not be used as a mask to completely change your skin colour or texture. After applying foundation, if you still feel that there are blemishes you need to cover, use a concealer!
  2. Please and I say pretty please don’t aim to change the colour if your skin with foundation.            
  3. Cover most of the exposed area of your body with foundation and not just face and neck. If you’re wearing a backless dress or a strapless top, then just try and rub a little on those areas otherwise those areas can look very different.
  4. Always look for the foundation colour in daylight
  5. Formulation is as important as colour! A foundation that looks great on your best friend might not do the trick with you.
  6. Be a smart shopper. I know how sometimes the SAs at stores here can really push a product. But be sure before you buy something n don’t be afraid to ask questions and ask to try out a foundation on yourself before buying it. Remember, you are the customer with the cash!
  7. Take care of your skin. Foundation will only even it out, however for that flawless skin, you must take care of it.
  8. Apply a little bit of foundation at a time even if you want full coverage. Applying in layers helps you understand how much of it you want and this way the foundation lasts longer!
  9. There is no set rule about this but I normally use concealer after applying foundation only on areas that need a bit of extra concealing. This helps me in applying just the right amount of product and not overloading my face with them.
  10. Again no set rule about this – even though foundation can be applied with fingers, a brush or sponge, I prefer using a brush and recommend the same to all, especially the ones using medium to full coverage foundations. Sponges for me are a no no! They tend to absorb a lot of product and I feel are just an added expense as when you use one you have to just throw it away. (You cant possibly keep washing and reusing these.) Brushes help with an even application that isn’t too messy. Tinted moisturizers, BB Creams or very light coverage foundations can be applied with fingers alone.

Hope this helps! Please write to me if you have any questions and check out my detailed post on on Faoundations HERE.  Also coming up: a post on My favourite foundations!

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