When it comes to your makeup, it’s extremely important to use the product in the right way and be very precise with its application to make it look as flawless and natural as you can. This is especially true for your foundation, which acts as a base for your other makeup products; therefore, it needs to be applied correctly for your makeup to look amazing. Almost every person has a hard time making their foundation to look non-cakey and skin-like. And it’s imperative to apply your foundation correctly to give it a natural finish and earn some compliments. While you may have mastered the art of applying winged eyeliner or creating the most complicated eye looks, applying foundation flawlessly requires quite a lot of practice and lessons. However, just knowing the right technique isn’t the only key to make your foundation look natural; you should also own the right formula and the shade, not to mention, the right tools, to achieve your goal. And if you happen to own these things already, then it’s time you learn how to make your foundation look flawless and natural.
Cleanse and prep your skin
The first and the foremost step of this entire process is to cleanse and prep your face, it’s extremely important for your face to be clean of all the dirt, impurities, and oil. Also, to make sure that your foundation clings to the skin and settle on it perfectly, it’s important to keep your face hydrated and moisturized. After you are done cleansing your face with micellar water or makeup remover, apply moisturizer to your skin to give it a boost of hydration and nourishment. Before you move ahead, make sure to give your skin some time to completely absorb the product.
We cannot stress enough how important it is to apply a primer. Moisturizer and primer are two completely different products, serving different purposes. Therefore, you should never skip applying either of the two. Applying primer not only helps to fill your pores and give your skin a smooth finish, but it also makes your makeup long-lasting. Primer makes it easier for makeup products to glide on your skin easily, which is an added advantage.
Pick your foundation in the right shade and formula
One of the most important keys to ensuring natural and flawless-finish is to pick a foundation that is in the right shade and formula. You should switch your foundation according to the season and your skin’s changing demands. And when it comes to buying a foundation, always test it on your jaw line and check it under natural lighting or in a well-lit mirror. Stick to a dewy formula rather than matte ones, so that you can build up the coverage if required and it is easy to make it look matte with a setting powder.
Use a foundation brush first and then a makeup sponge
When it comes to applying your foundation, you should always go ahead with the foundation brush first. Apply tiny dots of foundation all over your face, then using your foundation brush, start blending the foundation in an outward motion. Any visible streaks will be taken care of with the use of a makeup sponge. Make sure that the makeup sponge is damp, start dabbing it on your face gently, and it won’t only remove all the streaks but will also give your foundation a very skin-like appearance.
The main purpose of your foundation is to even out your skin tone, don’t expect it to conceal your acne, blemishes, or other problematic areas on your face perfectly. For that, you will need a concealer. Apply your concealer on the required parts of your face, such as dark circles, acne, pigmentation, etc. and blend it using a makeup sponge to achieve a flawless finish.
Set your base using face powder
The last and the final step is to set your base, i.e., your foundation and concealer, using face powder. This is especially for those who have oily skin. Using a powder brush, apply the powder over the areas that tend to get oily pretty quickly. Aside from setting your foundation and concealer in place, it will also help to prevent creasing and caking up of your foundation.