Friday, August 5, 2011

Flawless Foundation

When selecting a foundation it needs to match your skin tone. This is the first step and the most important. It should always be said - nice skin not nice foundation. You want the effect to look natural.

Step1. Test the foundation on the jaw line, it should disappear into the skin and blend seamlessly between the face and the neck. In the above pic I tested 3 different shades of foundation and you can see for yourself that the one to the right of the dark colour blends perfectly with my skin tone.

Step2. Apply the foundation to the face, it can be applied with a brush, sponge or fingers. Apply with one stroke overlapping the other to produce a smooth even finish. Blend the foundation towards the edges of the jaw line. Do not drag or rub the skin.

Step3. The skin of the eyelids are thin and that’s why you can see veins and redness, you should apply a thin layer of foundation on the eyelids to cover this up. It will also act as a base for your eyeshadow.

Step4. Circle the whole face with a fibre optic brush for a seamless finish. Make small circles with the brush and cover the whole face.

The finished application should always be light, even and perfectly blended. Never apply a thick layer of foundation to cover up skin problems use corrective creams instead.

Foundation Products
Cream foundation - gives medium to full coverage
Liquid foundation - provides sheer lightweight natural looking coverage
Gel foundation - texture free formula with sheer translucent coverage
Oil free/ Matt foundation - gives even coverage with no shine at all
Panstick foundation - multi-purpose foundation and concealer gives good coverage with a creamy finish
Compact foundation - all in one foundation and powder gives medium to full coverage
Cream to powder - creamy formula provides medium coverage with a slightly powdery finish
Tinted moisturiser - offers minimal coverage and a dewy barely there finish

Shauna xx

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