Being able to flaunt fresh off-the-runway complexion and glow every single day is a distant dream for most of us. Let’s admit it, not everyone is blessed with normal skin. While some have a super oily T-zone, others tend to deal with excessive dryness. Therefore, finding a middle ground especially when it comes to applying foundation, gets a little tricky.

But, the good news is that with this emerging trend you will now be able to strike a perfect balance. Neither will the oiliness wear your makeup down nor will the dry patches make your foundation look cakey. What is it, you ask? It’s a genius technique known as multi-foundation.


What is multi-foundation?

What is multi-foundation?

Remember the multi masking trend where you slapped on different masks to treat different skin concerns at the same time? Yes! Similarly, multi-foundation involves the use of more than one foundation at a time as opposed to applying a single product. By applying a dewy formula on your cheeks (as it has more dry patches) and a matte foundation on your T-zone (as it is oilier), you are addressing your skin concerns to make it look absolutely perfect (even when it’s not!).

This genius makeup trick can get you the best of both worlds—balance excess oil and keep your moisture levels in check. Doesn’t that make for a win-win situation? If you’re still wondering how exactly to go about the multi-foundation technique, here’s a step-by-step guide:

Step 01: Prep your skin with a moisturiser. Always remember that if you want your makeup to glide on smoothly, your skin needs to be well hydrated.

Step 02: Then comes the most crucial step of your base makeup. We’re talking about primer. Applying primer will not only give you a perfect canvas to work on, but also ensure that your makeup lasts longer.

Step 03: Grab your trusty mattifying, full coverage foundation and apply it on the prominent zits or marks on your face. Make sure you apply it on the oilier patches such as the T-zone, sides of the nose and hairline as well.

Step 04: Lastly, end your base makeup with a dewy, illuminating foundation to highlight only the high points of your face such as the cheekbones, forehead and cupid’s bow.