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How to Apply Flawless Foundation

Your foundation is key to your overall look. No matter how lush you make your eyelashes or how perfectly you line your lips, without a good foundation and adequate blending, your overall look will leave much to be desired. Choosing the wrong foundation formula can lead to breakouts, excessive shine, or dry patches, and the wrong shade or careless blending can lead to an all-too-obvious foundation line.

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We’ve compiled several suggestions to help you ensure a flawless foundation finish that enhances your natural beauty.

Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliating your facial skin on a regular basis will eliminate those dry patches and create a smoother effect. It will also allow your skincare products to be more fully absorbed. Choose a product that gently but effectively exfoliates to avoid rawness caused by rough, irritating exfoliation.

Use the right shade

We all know how embarrassing it is to apply a foundation that is far too light or way too dark for your natural skin color. The contrast between face and the rest of your body is glaringly obvious. To get a natural, smooth, flawless look, you need to find the right shade of foundation for your natural skin tone. Fortunately, many department stores and beauty stores have makeup artists who can help you find the perfect shade. If you prefer to order online, many online sites use software to do the same thing. Take the time to find your ideal match and you’ll be glad you did.

Start with a primer

Think of your primer is your base coat. Your finish simply won’t be as smooth without it. You can find a primer that will help you with whatever problems you are dealing with, whether it’s excessive oil production or uneven skin tone. Be sure to apply your primer consistently before your foundation for an even appearance that lasts throughout the day.

Use a foundation designed for your skin type

Fortunately, foundation formulas have come a long way over the years. You can find a formula catered to your personal skin issues pretty easily. Get to know your skin type and what type of product you need, whether you’re looking for an anti-aging formula, a mattifying formula, a blemish-control formula, or something else entirely. Find your ideal match to maximize the effectiveness of your foundation.

Finish with a setting powder

A setting powder will control oil production throughout the day and ensure a smooth look that lasts throughout the day without needing reapplication. Lightly brush a clear setting powder to prep for your blush or bronzer and maintain that flawless finished look.

Select the right tools

Different foundation application tools work better for different foundation formulas. There are some foundations that apply easier with fingers, some that work best with a sponge applicator, and others still that apply easiest with a specially designed brush. Do your research to make sure you have the right tool to maximize the effect of your foundation.

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