Foundation application doesn't have to be complicated, but there are a few steps that you must take to get it right. Here is a step by step guide on how to apply foundation and achieving a flawless finish.
- Start with a Blank, Clean Canvas
The first step in applying foundation is to make sure you have your skin care routine down. Before applying any makeup make sure you start with your face clean, dry and smooth. You'll want to make sure you wash your face and get all the makeup, dirt, and oil off of your face. To take it one step further, a toner like L'occitane Shea Butter Gentle Toner will help take all impurities off of your skin and leave you with a smooth canvas before you start applying makeup.
- Prime Your Face
No one starts a paint project without first priming their surface, right? The same is important on your face. Using a primer on your face smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, allowing your makeup to go on a lot better. It will also help keep your foundation on all day instead of just for a few hours. A great option for a primer is theBalm Time Balm Face Primer.
- Apply The Right Product
There are 2 things you want to focus on when you choose the foundation to apply. First, the color. You need the color to match your skin, obviously. To find the right color, you'll want to get a few samples, wear them for a day, and look in the mirror in different light sources to see how it matches the rest of your body. Remember, you face is going to be a lot lighter than your arms and possibly even your neck, so trying it on your face is going to be the best way to see if it looks good and blends in.
The other thing you'll need to choose when finding your perfect foundation is the coverage. Depending on the condition of your skin and your personal preference, you'll want to find a foundation that provides the kind of coverage you want. If you have cute freckles that you want to show through, or you want something light, go with a light coverage. If you have some color correcting you need help with, you may want a medium or full coverage foundation.
- Seal The Deal
The last item you will want to use on your face after your makeup is applied is a setting spray or a setting powder. This will help make your makeup last all day. It's the last step to getting a perfect finish on your makeup. Some great products for this are Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water if you prefer a spray or if you like a powder finish, Becca Hydra-mist Set and Refresh Powder is a great choice.
With the right products, your foundation will look great all day and give your face the natural-looking coverage you need. Find all these products and more at LaLa Daisy today!