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#BeautywithSandraUche is here again. I’m sorry for being MIA, been really busy and ill for some time and believe me, I’ve missed you guys so much!!
Quick question, have you ever wondered how most people apply their foundation so flawlessly that it gives them this porcelain look, all smooth and flawless? Well then, wonder no more guys, Sandra is here to help out with that. It’s pretty easy tho.
Foundation has evolved from the really thick, cakey and heavy pudding we all used to know and use to a more versatile and lightweight solution. It’s even as light as moisturizer sometimes.
To achieve a flawless foundation application, there are a few steps to follow:
Step 1: Matte or Luminous?
You need to know the type of foundation you need. There are 2 types of foundation; Oil-based/ Luminous foundation (for dry skin)
Water-based/ Matte foundation(for oily/combination skin)
Step 2: What shade am I?
After you’ve made this choice, you need to choose your shade. I use Mary Kay timewise matte foundation in Bronze 3.
How to test for your shade? Easy!
“Test foundation on your jawline and check it in the daylight,” says CoverGirl makeup guru Pat McGrath. “The color is correct if it disappears without blending.”
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Step 3: Is your skin ready?
For the perfect surface, make sure your skin is extra clean and moisturized.
“Wait five minutes before you apply foundation to let moisturizer sink in,” says makeup pro Rachel Goodwin.
Primer is a skippable step unless your makeup has to last through a late night or you have crazy oily skin (like mine). Or use it alone on lazy days as a quick complexion smoother.
Step 4: Conceal all spots!
Yep Yep! If you have a face like mine, you’d need to conceal. For better results, apply the concealer on the foundation. This method also helps you understand the right amount and shade of concealer.
Finally, BLEND! BLEND! and BLEND EVEN MORE!! For a smooth and non-patchy look
NB: Blend from the middle outwards for a non-mask result i.e. To avoid having a contrasting face and neck/ hairline
Give it a try and comment your results
Hope this is a helpful tip for you all.
Also note that you should not use a lot of foundation to avoid getting caked up and looking plastic and nasty.