How to Create a Flawless Complexion
If you have been on the search for what makes or breaks makeup, your answer lies in your choice of foundation. This makeup agent helps to smooth out skin tones, conceal blemishes and give you an overall healthy glow. Applying makeup without a foundation as base can actually accentuate unsightly skin problems, rather than trying conceal them. Choosing and applying foundation should be a simple procedure, but there are pitfalls. So heed our advice and flaunt your best skin with the right tips.
Start by deciding what type of look you're looking to achieve. Then select a foundation that meets your objective. Foundations usually offer a range of coverage from sheer to heavy and finishes that range from matte to satin. Once you have chosen the ideal formulation (coverage and finish), you're ready to choose the perfect shade for your skin tone. There is a good selection of foundation shades available these days, so choose wisely. If you're unsure on where to start, here's a quick guide:
- Ensure you're in natural daylight when trying out foundation colors, so you can see exactly how your skin will look once you leave the shop.
- Select a couple of shades which look as though they'll match your skin and try it on.
- Don't try foundation on your hand or on your wrist -- they're a different color to your face.
- Stroke a little color onto your jaw line to ensure you get atone that will blend with your neck as well as your face. The shadethat seems to "disappear" into your skin is the right one for you.
Place a small amount of foundation on the back of one hand, and dipyour makeup sponge into it. Dot the formula on your forehead, cheeks,chin and nose, and then blend well using the sponge. Move outward,blending toward hairline and jawline until it vanishes. Pay specialattention to areas around the nose and jawline. When applyingfoundation on the jawline, rub toward the neck area to help create lessof a separating line around the face.
Finally, brush on powder on the top to set the foundation. Ifoil surfaces during the day, blot the area with a tissue, then apply alight dusting of powder. Always apply powder to set makeup and re-applythroughout the day to prevent shine.
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