Most makeup looks always consist of two basic steps – foundation and concealer. Therefore, if you don’t perfect the application of these two products, then your makeup will never really look flawless and well put-together.
Even though these products form a part of everyone’s makeup routine, they are also the two products whose application most women haven’t mastered yet. But fret not, because we are here to help. Read on for some clever foundation and concealer application tips to ensure that your base never looks unnatural and cakey ever again…
- 01. Always blend outwards
- 02. Apply a bit of foundation under your eyes as well
- 03. Spot correction over layering
01. Always blend outwards
A lot of times we go around in circles when it comes to blending the foundation, which results in product accumulation in just one area. This way we end up using more product than needed, leading to a cakey finish. Avoiding this issue is very simple; start by applying a little foundation to the centre of your cheeks and blend it outwards in a patting motion using a makeup sponge. Since we need maximum coverage on the cheeks and around the nose and mouth, this works perfectly to give you a flawless finish.
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02. Apply a bit of foundation under your eyes as well
In order to get an even toned finish, you must start with applying a very thin layer of foundation under your eyes as well. This will help provide a more uniform look to your makeup, and cover up dark circles to a great extent. Always blend the undereye area with a wet brush or sponge to press the product into the skin; thus, preventing creasing.
03. Spot correction over layering
When you’re working with a concealer, it can be tempting to apply a little bit of the product all over your face. But instead of giving you a flawless, natural and well-blended finish, it will only end up looking cakey and accentuate your imperfections. To avoid this, simply dot the concealer over on areas that have blemishes and discolouration and pat it in using your finger or a makeup sponge. The extra pigment and thicker consistency of the concealer will help cancel out any unevenness and give you an even-toned, flawless finish.
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