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Back to the basics: Foundation
With new products constantly being launched into the market it can be easy to get caught up and forget what the basic purpose of a product is.
Foundation should be applied after cleansing, moisturising and priming your skin. It can be applied with your fingers, a foundation brush or a sponge. For best results start off with less foundation than you think you need and gradually add more.
Face primers are fantastic, and even though I don’t wear one every time I do my makeup (if I’m wearing tinted moisturiser/bb cream I’ll usually skip it)if I need my makeup to look flawless I’ll usually use one. Don’t be fooled into thinking they are just another product to buy so brands can get more money, they are much more than that.
In short, primers are fantastic products that you apply after you’ve cleansed and moisturised your skin but before you apply any coverage products like foundation or concealer. Majority of primers are designed to help make your makeup last a lot longer and smooth over the surface of the skin so your makeup applies evenly. For tips on how to apply primer, check out my video below.
When it comes to the application of foundation - fingers are one of (if not) the best tools. (Clean) Fingers are great for applying foundation as the warmth helps to blend the product into the skin easier - resulting in a seamless finish. Smooth your liquid foundation over your skin using your fingertips (as you would with your moisturiser) for a natural, dewy finish.
A flat foundation brush is fantastic for applying liquid and cream foundation onto the skin and generally tends to give great coverage. Using a “painting” motion and short, light strokes will help give you a finish that looks like your skin, but so much better. The bonus? This brush can be used for just about any cream or liquid face product.
Try: Beau-Make by Abbamart Cream Base Brush
If used right a foundation sponge can be fantastic for applying foundation onto the skin to give an airbrushed finish. Use a small amount of liquid or cream foundation on a large foundation sponge and use a “bouncing” motion on the skin, if you need more coverage than add another layer using the same technique.
Try: Beauty Blender Sponge
If you’re a lover of mineral or powder foundations then this one is for you. A kabuki brush is ideal for “buffing” mineral foundations into the skin and the short handle allows you to get closer to the face, allowing for more control. If you’re not a lover of powder foundation brushes don’t write this brush off just yet; spritz it with a little hydrating mist and buff your liquid or cream foundation into the skin for a dewy finish.
If you’re a dry skin sufferer make-up can be a challenge. It’s either too matte, not matte enough, cakey, flaky, drying, shimmery or it just doesn’t look natural. Don’t fret yet because I’m about to share with you my top tips for make-up application on dry skin.
There’s only so much make-up can do, so having a good skin care routine is essential. To wake up with well moisturised and healthy skin, opt for creamy oil-based cleansers, rich treatment oils and antioxidant-packed moisturisers in the evening. You can also use a gentle exfoliant and a hydrating gel-based facial mask twice a week.
In my opinion primers are a must. They keep make-up staying for longer and ‘set the mood’ for the rest of your make-up. For dry skin, use a moisturising formula like Face of Australia Face Base Primer or an illuminating primer like Benefit That Gal. Apply primer with your fingers and allow it to absorb fully for two minutes so your make-up doesn’t end up patchy.If you are short on time, you can blot off excess primer with one ply of tissue.
Whether you’re in the Southern or Northern Hemisphere you’re about to jump into a new season and it’s time to make some changes. It’s important to make quite a few changes in your skincare to keep your skin in tip-top shape, but it’s also a good idea to swap a few things around in your makeup bag.
I’m Judge Makeup Tips and I’m about to bust you for believing one of the biggest beauty myth’s out; you now have the right to relax your face.
"To apply blush just smile and put it on the apples of your cheeks" she said. A lot of the time people are so confused on where to apply blush that they believe what they want to believe. Applying blush whilst smiling to the "apples" of the cheeks can actually drag your face down.