When you apply foundation it should not be noticeable
by anyone but you. Thus the job of foundation
is to make your skin look naturally gorgeous
and not to change its colour. The only way to
find the right colour for your skin is to be
brave and go shopping with no foundation on,
armed with a compact mirror, and try out the
bases on your face. Blend a small amount onto
your cheek, near your jaw, and go out of the
shop into the daylight. If it is the right colour
you'll barely see it, it should match and blend
right in with your actual skin colour. You may
have to buy two foundations and blend them together
to get the right colour. This may sound pricey
but as your skin colour can vary with the seasons,
it really makes sense. After finding the right
colour base don't go putting the wrong colour
powder on or you will ruin your hard work, the
best option is to buy a "translucent" powder,
which is slightly paler, as it will not affect
the colour but will "set" your base. Steer clear
of any base that looks slightly pink or orange.
If you have a very dark skin tone, you will
either have yellow or red undertones. Very often
the central panel of your face is lighter that
the outer part of your face, try to get a base
that is a shade between the two tones.
and moisturise your skin and wait a few minutes
for the moisturiser to be absorbed.
For liquid or crème foundations, use a damp
sponge and start by applying and blending
from the eyes and T-zone outwards, similar
to the steps below. · Start around the eye
area and blend outwards.
sure you blend the foundation well and don't
forget to bring it down over your jawbone
onto your neck.
forget to blend it into your hairline.
Before you set your foundation, (with a loose
powder,) make sure there are no "creases"
in the base, usually round the eyes or mouth.
Smooth them out with your sponge and powder
a powder puff, apply the powder by gently
pressing it into the skin, be liberal with
it, and concentrate on the eyes and creases
around the nostrils.
Then, using a large powder brush, dust off
the excess powder in a "downwa