Foundation is a makeup staple every woman swears by for covering up blemishes, spots and minor imperfections to get a flawless base. Turns out, it can do more. It can actually help you take some years off your face. That’s right.
Using the right tricks to apply your foundation can actually make your skin look youthful and flawless. And, we are going to tell you exactly how you can do that.
Learn the art of applying foundation and achieve porcelain skin in minutes with the magic of makeup. Here is how you should be applying your foundation to get youthful skin.
- Moisturise your skin
- Use a sponge
- Blend in dabbing motion
- Move the sponge in downward strokes
- Skip the powder
Moisturise your skin
This is as important for mature skin as it is for younger skin. You should always apply foundation on well-moisturised skin for a flawless finish. It helps achieve a smooth coverage and doesn’t let foundation look patchy or cakey on your skin. Moisturise your skin and use a primer before you reach for your foundation.
Use a sponge
The real question is what beauty tool should you be using to blend your foundation. The answer is a beauty sponge. Blending with your fingers is an option but a beauty blender gives you an even and sheer finish that will make your skin look younger. Dampen your beauty sponge before using it for a natural-looking finish and easy blending.
Blend in dabbing motion
Take your foundation on the back of your hand and dab the damp beauty blender on it. Next, use the sponge to apply the foundation all over your face in dots and then go on blending it in a dabbing motion. Make sure you cover up all the areas well so there are no fine lines visible.
Move the sponge in downward strokes
Here comes the tricky part. Most women have peach fuzz which is basically facial hair on the side of your face. While applying foundation on this part of your face, move your beauty blender in downward strokes in order to tame that unruly hair.
Skip the powder
Once you are done blending your foundation, set it with a makeup setting spray. We suggest not using a setting powder unless you have really oily skin. The powder makes wrinkles and fine lines more prominent, while the spray gives you dewy and seemingly plump skin.
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