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Hey dolls. This information is for those who use foundation every day (including me) and these steps shows you how to do it right :)
1. MATCH YOUR SHADE
Very, very important girls! You always want to make sure that you are matching the foundation color to your skin type. A great way to do this is actually to place a little dot of foundation on your hand. Rub it in, wait a few seconds and see how it looks. If you cant see the dot anymore, youve got the right shade!
2. PRESSED OR LIQUID?
After youve got your shade, the next tip on how to apply foundation is deciding what type of foundation do you want. Are you thinking about liquid? Are you thinking about pressed? For me, I like liquid I actually really love the Dream Matt Mousse from maybelline its my fav! Whats yours?
3. MOISTURIZE BEFORE
Whenever you are learning how to apply foundation, it is important for your skin to be smooth and soft. After all, you are using your skin sort of like a canvas right? So make sure that you moisturize your skin before you put your foundation on. After you moisturize, wait a few minutes and then put your foundation on. You want to make sure that your moisturizer is all soaked in before you start to paint away with the foundation.
4. USE A FOUNDATION BRUSH OR SPONGE
There are tons of different methods that you can use to learn how to apply foundation, but the instrument that you use to put it on is important too. You shouldnt really use your fingers, instead, why not get a foundation brush or a sponge? For me, I use the beauty wedge sponges and they work great!
5. START AT THE NOSE
Whenever you are using foundation, especially when you are using a brush, you should start at your nose. From your nose you can go to your cheeks, chin and finally up under your eyes and around your forehead. Keep in mind, you do want to cover under your chin and along your jawline too and make sure you get your hairline! Remember ladies, blend, blend, blend!
6. USE CONCEALER UNDER YOUR EYES
If you are a girl that has really dark circles under her eyes or you are just looking to keep your eye makeup in check, youll want to use concealer under your eyes. Concealer should go on before your foundation and should be blended really well. Make sure that you find the right shade of concealer too!
7. LET FOUNDATION SET
Finally ladies, this is the biggest mistake that I made when I was first learning how to apply foundation. I never gave the foundation time to set after I put it on. Then, when I would go to put on any other makeup, I was constantly streaking my foundation. After you put on your foundation, go chill out for a few minutes before putting your powder on. Itll make a huge difference!
Finding the right Ways on how to apply foundation for you isnt hard, you just have to get into a system. Whether you use a brush or a sponge, just make sure that you blend everything perfectly.