How to Buy Foundation
The biggest mistake women
make is choosing a foundation that's too light. This gives an unnatural,
ashen look. Here are a couple of tips to practice when buying foundation.
Test foundation on the inside
of the forearm skin tone is closest to neck colour there, because it's
protected from UV damage. Makeup should blend with the skin colour of the
neck, not the face.
If any doubt then buy one shade
lighter than your facial skin tone.
Don't make up your mind instantly.
It takes about a minute for colour to dry and interact with the chemicals
in your skin. The red pigments develop first so it will appear the pinkest
at the beginning.
Then go to the nearest source
of natural light. (Even the most flattering uplit cosmetics hall tends
to have colour distorting fluorescent lighting.) If you have chosen the
right colour, it will disappear into the skin.
How to Use Foundation
Keep your hair off your
face by tying it back or using a hair band or scarf. Cleanse and moisturize
your face and neck. Wait at least five minutes for the moisturizer to be
thoroughly absorbed into the skin. Sweep the sponge smoothly across the
foundation. If you are using a cake foundation that needs to be applied
with water, dampen a cosmetic sponge and squeeze out the excessive water.
The more water you leave in the sponge the lighter the effect of the foundation
will be; the drier the sponge, the heavier the effect will be. Using gentle,
even strokes, cover the larger areas of your face first (the cheeks, forehead
and T-Zone) following their natural contours.
Blend well under the jawline
and down to the neck to create a natural effect and avoid a tide mark.
Be careful not to apply too much around the hairline. Finally, check to
make sure the face is smoothly and evenly covered. Check for any tide marks
and merge them well.Use a concealor on any spots or blemishes. You'll see
that your face glowing without a spot