Common Foundation mistakes

 

Hello sweeties how are you?

For me a great looking skin is the most important step in makeup. You can have gorgeous eyeliner and amazing eyebrows but if your foundation looks horrible, the whole look just doesn’t tie together. I’m not saying that you have to have flawless skin (mine is far from that) but that’s why you have foundation. Imperfections on the skin aren’t ugly as well as well as covering it up isn’t fake. Most mistakes I see girls make are related to foundation and I made some  myself, no shame. Here are the most common ones:

  • Not wearing a base

By base I mean moisturizer and a primer. Before doing anything to your face always wear a moisturizer. People with oily skin often think that extra moisture will make them extra oily, but that’s not true. If you don’t moisturize, your skin produces even more oily, making you even more oily. If you have oily skin, find a moisturizer with no oil in it. But if you have dry skin, moisturizer is a must. Foundation clinges to dry patches, making your face uneven and cakey. Not a great look.

Next step is a primer. Always wait first for your moisturizer to skin into your skin and than apply a primer. There are different types of primers; for longlasting makeup, for pore smoothing, colour corecting, lines smoothing, adding luminosity etc. Find one for yuou skin type.

Green primer: for  redness

Purple: for brightning up yellow tonned skin

Pink: for luminosity

  • picking the wrong shade of the foundation

This is the most common one becouse different brands have different shades and often the colours don’t match you completely. First you have to find out your skin tone; is it warm, cold or neutral. You have

warm undertone if: you have green veins

cold undertone if: you have blue or purple veins

neutral undertone if: you don’t have anything above

If the foundation has a tester, try it on the neck, not your face becouse your face is usually lighter than your body due to exfoliation and suncream. If you can’t find your perfect match, if you can, buy two shades and mix them together creating your perfect match. Also I would suggest standing under natural sun light, becouse room lights can often hide the real colour. Now that you know your undertone, pick one for yourself. If you are warm tonned, gravitate towards more yellow shades, if you have cold undertone, search for more pink shades (but be cerful, many foundations look really odd if they are too pink).

  • Harsh lines

We all know that one person that doesn’t blend foundation enough. I don’t think you really need to blend your foundation all the way down your neck, just go under the jaw line and it will be all blended together. Also blending in general is key. A flawless face comes with blending so take your time. Many brushes can leave brush strikes, so really buff the foundation in and if needed use a beauty blender over it. Also don’t forget your hairline.

  • Wrong concealer application

Concealer should be a shade or two lighter than your foundation. I know for me, this is hard to find becouse I am so pale. I cringe when I see people using really dry, heavy concealers ment for blemishes only. Concealer should be creamy and blended into the skin while still moisturizing the area. The best way to apply it is in a triagle form depending on your face shape (if you have round face, make it longer, and if you have narrow face, drag it outwords).

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  • Too much powder

When you apply your liquit foundation and concealer, you have to set it so it doesn’t slip and slide down your face and also mattify it. But to much powder can cause foundation to become cakey and noticable. Use really a small amount and if you have oily skin, remove the exces oil with bloating sheets, so you don’t put too much powder on.

Anyways, I hope this was helpful, if you have any suggestions, share!!sending you all my love,

Elizabeth

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