After Lucy Moyse’s (twit: @Lucymoyse) question about foundation, I’m writing this post for Perfect Foundation tips:
1. Perfect Foundation Shade
“Foundation isn’t supposed to give your skin a bit of a tan”. After all, that’s what bronzers are for. Instead, “it’s supposed to create a perfect, smooth complexion and cover-up any imperfections.
This is why you should always use a foundation which blends in with your skin.” I would recommend to test on your jawline (not your hand!) before buying, and when possible, ask for a sample first. That way you can try it at home — and look at your skin in various lighting situations — to make sure the shade you choose looks natural.
Select a few colors that seem close to your natural skin tone. Go for the yellow-based foundations, which look most natural on all skin tones. However, if you’re very fair, try a pink, cooler shade.
2. Use Primers
You could also use a primer before applying the foundation. This will make your skin look smoother and less oily. Look here for the Best Primers. Also, it will allow foundation to “stay put” in hot weather.
3. Exfoliation for smoother skin
Fix the dryness by exfoliating regularly (to get rid of flakes) and following that up with a rich moisturizer. Smoother skin means a much smoother application and finished look. Take an extra couple minutes to exfoliate twice a week before bed. It takes more time to fix makeup that looks awful after it’s been put on parched, flaky skin.
Foundation is probably the most essential cosmetic because protects your skin from the environment-the sun, wind and pollutants-things that we face everyday no matter where we live.
The perfect foundation, is the base on makeup. When it’s awesome you look always awesome!