Understanding how to use your foundations and powders without looking heavily made up.
Foundation comes in thousands of different formulas, tones, finishes and coverage. It’s purpose is to even out and refine the look of the skin. Everyone has a self preference on what finish (matte, dewy, natural) or coverage (light, medium, full) they want. However, so many people don’t know how to apply foundation without looking ‘cakey’.
We all do it. We watch Instagram videos where artists pump foundation directly on there faces, blend it out and it looks amazing! Let me tell you now, video/camera takes away a multitude of sins, along with photo and video correcting apps. This isn’t the same in real life. That same Instagram makeup generally tends to look really textured and heavy in real life. So how do we get the balance of a flawless skin without plastering our face with foundation?
Once you have followed the steps in the Why do you love full coverage and Corrector and concealer blog, the foundation step is going to be very easy. You want to think of foundation as a thin, build-able layer of skin. You also want to take in consideration the occasion. Your foundation choice will change depending on how long you want it to last or the climate etc… But for an everyday purpose, foundation will be the least amount of product you apply on.
” Don’t be afraid to mix different formulas of foundation and even skincare together to make your perfect colour, coverage and finish. You may even invent something better!”
Foundation powder is going to give you coverage, unlike a setting powder. It can be used as a light coverage on the skin (mainly for an oily complexion) or for extra coverage after foundation on top of any blemishes or pigmentation. This is a perfect product to have on hand if you need to retouch small areas on the face throughout the day.
A setting powder will not give you coverage. It has a very different job. It’s purpose is to set liquid foundation onto the skin, making it stay on for longer throughout the day. A lot of setting powders will also smooth the appearance of the skin and take away any excess oils sitting on the T-zone.
I hope all these tips help you achieve a flawless complexion without looking cakey!
Till next time…