Do you have a hard time getting your foundation to look exactly the way you want it to? If you do, you're not alone. Plenty of women have problems getting it 'just so,' because they fail to recognize a few very important things that simply must be done in regards to your foundation. Not sure what we're talking about? That's okay, just check out our three foundation commandments and you'll soon be in the know too!
Commandment 1: Thou Shalt Choose Wisely
Making wise choices in term of foundations are of the utmost importance. Just because a foundation is good, doesn't necessarily mean that it's good for you. You need to choose a foundation that will fit your skin type, and your skin tone. Don't forget about your undertones either. Someone with pink undertones will not look their best using a foundation that is formulated for those with blue undertones. In the same basic regards, someone with a dry skin type can find themselves dried out when using one designed for oily skin types. Too light a shade makes you look pasty, and too dark a shade makes you look orange and fake. Well, you get the idea.
Commandment 2: Thou Shalt Work In Small Areas
Many girls make the mistake of throwing their foundation on their whole face at one time. This isn't the best way to do things, though. Work in small areas of your face at a time. You know, separate things: do you forehead at one time, each cheek at another, then the nose, around the mouth, and the chin. This helps you get a better coverage out of your chosen foundation, plus it provide a much more seamless look- as strange as that may sound to you right now. Try it once, however, and you will understand exactly what I’m talking about and may change the way you apply makeup going forward.
Commandment 3: Thou Shalt Set Accordingly
You should always set your foundation. This means using a good powder over the top of your foundation once it has dried. You will get a more flawless look, additional coverage, and your foundation will be less likely to smudge, slip, slide, or crack. Those with oily skin should 'set' prior to putting on their foundation also. This means that you need to use a good primer that will help your foundation go on smoother, and stay in place longer. Look, even the best magicians usually have an assistant or two, so don't think your foundation is going to provide miracles all by itself!
Those are our three foundation commandments. If you want your foundation to provide you with a flawless complexion, make sure that you know and use them in your day to day makeup routine.
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Author Bio: Amanda is a skin care fanatic and author of SkincareHQ.org. Aside from writing about makeup, Amanda loves to travel and one day dreams of going on an African safari. If you have any questions or comments for Amanda, feel free to connect with her @Skincare_HQ on Twitter!