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Foundation Application 101: Tips & Tricks! Everything You Want or Need to Know about Foundation!!!!
Always prepare your skin properly before you start. Foundation applied to dry skin quickly looks flaky. Powder on top makes it worse and blending blush becomes impossible.
Apply an appropriate moisturizer for your skin and let it sink in for five to ten minutes before applying foundation- this will prevent a patchy finish. This is especially relevant if you are using a cream foundation, which tends to cake if skin is even slightly dry.
Using a primer will help makeup to last longer and is particularly good if you have skin that absorbs makeup. It helps to even out skin tone and provides a perfect base for foundation. Don’t use a primer as a substitute for moisturizer, though.
Apply foundation only on the areas that need it to even out skin tone – around the nose, chin, or cheeks. Use a dabbing motion that pushes the product into the skin rather than wiping it on and off in the same movement – a foundation brush, sponge, or fingers are all fine to use.
As with all makeup, blend, blend, blend, making sure you work foundation into any crease and being careful to avoid tidemarks at the jaw and hairline.