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Choosing the right shade of foundation

Foundation creates a blank canvas on the face to which colors is added: eye shadow, blush & lipstick. It is also the setting agent. It is also the setting agent for these products acting as a barrier between the colour & the skin’s own natural oils, which would otherwise dissolve the make-up. But because it covers the largest area of the face, foundation needs to blend seamlessly with the skin. Makeup foundations for differing skin types Before buying new foundation there are two areas of concern that need to be addressed. Firstly, the foundation must complement your skin type. Oily skin: For oily skin that is prone to shine, an oil-free formulation will hinder the production of excess oil, and most contain extra powder particles to dry any oil produced. Normal skin: Normal skin can take pretty much any formulation, but a liquid will give ample coverage without looking caked or heavy. Dry skin needs make-up foundation with extra moisturizers to keep it supple, and to prevent the skin from drinking in the makeup. A cream make-up formulation will last longer and also hydrate. Foundation colors The best time to pick a color is when your skin is at its most natural shade. So, after your holidays or morning after self tanning applications are not the best time. The best place to try make-up is on the jaw line. Basically, foundation color falls into two categories: Foundation...

How to use a Makeup Brush to Apply Foundation

Learning how to use a foundation brush can mean the difference between a perfectly flawless face and an unpolished look. Foundation application can be tricky for everyone. Blending it into dry spots, sliding it over oily skin and trying to cover those spots and lines can be a difficult task but a foundation brush can make it easier. Blending A smooth finish is what is required if you really want to look your best. Using your fingers and the fingertips makes it very difficult to get this smooth finish, where as if you use a good quality shaped makeup brush you can. There are of course various oils in your fingers which can easily transfer to your face to make it look blotchy. This oil can also transfer itself to the makeup itself which can make it difficult to use in the future. I often see people out and about in pubs and clubs and can tell straight away whether they have used a brush or if they have just simply used their fingers. I know which person I find more attractive. Control It is far easier to control the amount of powder or other makeup you are using when you apply it with a makeup brush. If you use your finger tips it is very easy to use too much and your face can become plastered. This can look really horrible and is a huge turn off. I would be thinking, what are you trying to hide beneath all of that make up? It also shows a lack of self-esteem and confidence on the...