foundation is a very tricky job and if not done properly you
might end up looking like a clown. 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. With the help of right and accurately
applied foundation you can hide roughness, spots, pimples,
blemishes and irritated area of the skin.
choosing the right foundation you have to firstly determine
which type of foundation is right for your skin type and then
choose the right color.
Liquid foundations are the most versatile type of foundation,
suitable for almost all skin types. Liquid foundations usually
offer sheer coverage and provide a natural look. They blend
easily and are easy to apply. They are available in water-based
and oil-based formulas.
Cream foundations are not a favourable choice. The creamy
foundation goes on smooth but dries quickly...making blending
a bit difficult. They are known for their heavier coverage
and more intense moisturizing properties, making them ideal
for normal, dry (and especially extra-dry) skin.
Compact foundations are best for oily and normal skin types.
Compact foundations deliver a light, sheer matte coverage
when applied with a dry sponge and a heavier matte coverage
when applied with a wet sponge.
active powder foundation
This type of foundation is ideal for on-the-go women for whom
time is precious, yet she needs to look great in seconds.
Dual Active Foundation, as the name implies, is a foundation
and powder in one. It provides the easy application of a powder
with the excellent coverage of a foundation.
Tinted moisturizer is ideal for a full range of skin types
and gives a sheer, healthy glow to the skin. Their moisturizing
properties help protect against the dry skin that comes from
over-exposure to the wind, sun and other outdoor elements,
and as an added bonus, they often come with SPF protection.
the Right Colour
When choosing the right Colour always remember that a perfect
foundation should be identical to your skin tone. Thus go
in for a yellow-based foundation and avoid foundations that
feature pink, peach and orange tones. While choosing the perfect
tone of foundation test it in natural lighting. Apply some
to your neck and then swipe a little of the foundation onto
your jawline, blending it gently into your skin. It should
match with your skin tone and should completely disappear.
While applying foundation dot the foundation
sparingly on one side of the face first and blend well with
makeup sponge, working from the top of the face downward,
to create a smooth, even finish. Repeat the same procedure
on the other side of the face. Remember to smudge off along
face line with a puff. Remember proper blending is the key
- blend your foundation under the jawline, into the hairline,
on the ear lobes. Pay special attention to the corners of
the nose, corners of the mouth, over and under the eyes. If
you need to retouch a particular spot, re-apply lightly and
blend. Once the foundation is applied, it's time to "set"
it with a light dusting of powder. Lightly powder with a translucent
powder to set your foundation.