Applying makeup is nothing less than creating a beautiful piece of art. It requires perfection, patience and a lot of practice.
Speaking of perfection, one of the most important steps to applying makeup is acing a flawless base! If your base isn’t right, nothing on top will look good. Well, if you are someone who is always struggling to get a perfect makeup base, here are 4 reasons why you might be going wrong.
Read on to find out...
- #1 You’re not blending your foundation properly
- #2 You’re not setting your concealed areas well
- #3 You have dry and patchy skin
- #4 You’re using the wrong formula of product
#1 You’re not blending your foundation properly
Blending your foundation is the key to a flawless base. It makes your makeup last long, stay in place and look natural. Make sure you blend your foundation well enough if you want a good makeup base. You can go for a beauty blender instead of a brush for better application.
#2 You’re not setting your concealed areas well
Areas where you apply concealer, like under eyes and around the mouth, tend to crease a lot. If you don’t set those areas with a loose powder, chances are that they’ll end up looking creased and cakey. Not just this, but your makeup might just not stay in place for long. Always, always set your concealed areas with a translucent or yellow loose powder for a better-looking base.
#3 You have dry and patchy skin
Applying makeup on dry and patchy skin is a big no. The product clings on to your dry skin patches and looks very ugly. Not only does it prevent you from getting a flawless base, but also leads to infections. Try and exfoliate your face to get rid of any dry skin cells before applying your makeup.
#4 You’re using the wrong formula of product
Picking a product with a formulation that suits your skin type is very important if you want an even-looking, flawless base. If you’re from the dry skin family, going with a matte foundation will never make your makeup stand out. Similarly, applying a dewy foundation on oily skin will never look too flattering. Ensure that you pick the right formulation for best results.