Foundation creates base for your perfect makeup application. Getting a right foundation is of greatest importance while you are going to apply makeup. Application of foundation can make your skin look smooth and flawless. Foundation should be applied in such a way that your skin should look natural not cakey and artificial.
The most important thing regarding the choice of foundation is selecting the right tome according to your natural skin tone. If foundation shade is lighter or darker than your skin tone, it will appear as a mask. Another important factor is the quality of its ingredients. Low standard makeup foundation will definitely harm your skin. You should not compromise on its quality as this is one such makeup, you need to apply daily. There are foundation formulations available which help to benefit the looks as well as health of the skin.
To find the right foundation, you should carefully examine your skin and its undertones. You can find undertones correctly in natural light. Undertone can be cool or warm. You have warm undertone if you have green, yellow, bronze or olive hue. On the other hand, if you have pink, rosy, brown or red hue, then you have cool undertone. While purchasing a foundation, test it on the lower jaw as skin is smooth here. You can also test it on the inside of your wrist. Go for a shade little lighter than your natural skin tone. You can blend two foundation shades to match your skin tone.
Foundation is available in different forms and shades. You can decide the form of foundation you need by determining some factors. Foundation can be water based or oil based. It can be in the form of gel, liquid, cream or powder. Cream foundation is oil based formulation and is recommended for very dry skins. It comes in a jar packing. It provides a shine to the skin.
Emulsion foundation is advised to cover marks and blemishes and is available in tube form. You can get it for different types of skins.
You can get liquid foundation in bottles. The most important advantage of this type of foundation is it suits all skin types. Another important fact is this offers very thin film so it is unsuitable for covering scars and blemishes. For oily skin, best foundations are cake or sick foundations which are in solid form. Next is the powder foundation which is for oily skin but not advised for dry skin. Excess of oil is absorbed by the powder foundation which controls the sheen. Powder foundation is good for retouching anytime during the day.
Different foundations are made for different skin textures. Creamy foundation is for dry skin while cake foundation for oily skin. If you are younger and your skin is firm, liquid or emulsions will do for you as they provide a thin layer of foundation. For a mature and uneven skin which has many blemishes, creamy and sick foundations are suitable as they can cover those marks.
Before applying foundation, you should clean your face and neck properly cleansing lotion, using a wet cotton swab. Then apply little moisturizer if you have dry skin and oil-free moisturizer for oily skin. Leave it for few minutes to get it absorbed.
Now take small amount of foundation on your palm. Starting from centre of the face, place some spots of foundation on cheeks, nose, chin and forehead, using fingertip or the rose water dipped cotton wool. Also apply it over the neck also.
Blend the foundation, starting from the neck to chin in upward direction. Let it get well absorbed in the skin. Blending is very important when applying foundation. Do not leave any point on the face. Blend it thoroughly on points like corner of mouth, over and under eyes, corner of eyes, under the jaw so that there is no difference of color.
Do not forget to apply it on the ears too otherwise you will get double tones. Wait for few minutes before applying makeup. Let it dry completely.
Take a tissue and rub the face very gently to remove excess foundation and to make it look even. Also clean any foundation spots from eyebrows, hairline or eyelashes. Then dust translucent powder over the foundation to set and seal it.
Use cosmetic sponge for applying cream foundation which gives smoother look. Your foundation should have sun blocking properties.
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