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How to Apply Foundation Makeup

By Edited Sep 9, 2016 0 0

Foundation makeup is the canvas to which all over color is added to create a breath taking look. This is the one product that you should always put on no matter what your plans for the day are. From a night out on the town to running errands around town, foundation makeup is just as important as putting shoes on your feet before you leave the house. You would not walk around bare foot. Do not let your face go around bare either.
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Besides creating a canvas for the rest of your products, there are a few reasons to apply foundation makeup to your face. Many women suffer from having uneven skin tones. The blotches and redness that appear on their face can make an other wise happy person unhappy with how they look. A good foundation makeup is designed to even out skin tone. Even the sheerest formulas will do wonders to improve the way that your skin looks. Many companies now add sun protection to their products. An SPF of 15 in your foundation makeup can help to protect you from the damaging rays of the sun.
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Applying foundation makeup is a fairly simple technique. However when done incorrectly, it can look terrible. Lets take a look at the correct application process now.
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Step One
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Clean your face thoroughly before you attempt to apply foundation makeup. Through out the day and night, oil and dirt can build up on your skin. This can mix with the product that you spent money on and change the coverage and maybe even the color. You will want to use a foaming cleanser that is formulated for your skin type. If you attempt to use any old soap like the bar that you use on your body, you can actually do damage to your skin. Pat your face dry and move to the next step.
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Step Two
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Apply any anti aging products or skin refinishers that you may like to use. This is not a mandatory step when it comes to the application of foundation makeup. Whether you use these extra products will depend on if you have any concerns about your skin. An example of this would be if you are worried about lines and wrinkles on your face. If this would be the case then you would want to add anti aging.
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Step Three
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Spread a thin layer of light weight moisturizer on your face. Dry skin will soak up a lot of foundation makeup to try and hydrate its self. This is a waste of product. It will also make it nearly impossible to blend the makeup into your skin. You will need to allow your moisturizer to fully absorb into the skin before going onto the next step.
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Step Four
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Dip a clean q-tip into your foundation makeup. Place a dot of the product on each cheek, your forehead, and chin. You will want to start out with small dots. You can always add more foundation makeup as you go through this process. However, it is very hard to remove too much from your face. If as you are doing this step you find that you need more product, take a clean q-tip and dip it into the bottle. You do not want to contaminate your bottle with germs and bacteria by re-using your used q-tip.
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Step Five
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With an upward sweeping motion, blend your foundation makeup into your skin. You will want to make sure that your hands are clean and dry for this step. This is to prevent oil and dirt from your hands from getting on your face. The upward motion is supposed to help tighten your skin and prevent sagging. You can also bring some up onto your eye lids. Just be careful not to get any in your eyes.
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Step Six
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Check the coverage of your foundation makeup in the mirror to see if you are happy with it. This is the time that you can add more to build up to the coverage that you desire. If you are trying to hide one spot, like a blemish, you do not want to use more foundation makeup. This is where concealer comes into play. Using the right tools for the right needs will make all the difference when it comes to looking your best.
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Step Seven
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Carefully blend or feather out the line of where your foundation makeup ends onto your neck. Not doing this step can cause you to look like you are wearing a mask. This is a very unflattering look. If you find that you are having a hard time blending to a good transition then using a brush may be the best bet for you.
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Step Eight
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Finish your look with your choice of powder. You will want to apply a light layer of powder all over your face to set your foundation makeup. Many women choose to use a translucent for this step. A color that matches your skin tone will work just as well. The must have tool for this application is a large powder brush.
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Tips
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This method to apply foundation makeup that comes in a jar or pump. There are many other formulas out there that are available for purchase. Tinted moisturizer would probably take the most altering in the application process. It is still very easy to apply.
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One of the most important things to have to achieve the best look is having the best matching foundation makeup. Application can only get you so far, if the product does not match your skin tone. If you do not plan to go have foundation makeup professionally matched then you will want to go for a sheer coverage.
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Something that most beauty experts forget to tell people is that foundation makeup can go bad. There is an expiration date on the product in your makeup bag. No the date is not stamped on the bottle. There is a general rule about how long you should keep it. Replace your foundation makeup every 6 months to a year. If your product ever starts to separate or smell bad, throw it out.

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