I am a firm believer that less is more when it comes to foundation. It is not designed to give you a tan, cover your freckles or make you look like you’re wax work! It’s main purpose should be to even your skin tone, making you look like you have perfect skin, that’s what we all want isn’t it? So the first thing you need to do is choose the right colour for your skin tone. If you’re a tan wearer you will have to have two foundations, as the one colour will not work with the tanned you and the pale and interesting you. To choose the right colour you need to try it on, you’d never buy a pair of shoes before you try them on so I don’t see why you wouldn’t get a sample of the foundation and ‘try’ it on at home.
When picking your colour always try it on your jaw bone, blending up onto your face and down on your neck. If you can see the foundation it is not a good match for you! The one that you do not see is the perfect colour for you, remember if you have tan on you will need to choose a colour that matches your tan. When you have picked the right colour ask for a sample and do your makeup at home. Although your makeup will look beautiful when you get it done by the professionals they will do your full makeup so you possibly won’t see how the foundation alone will look. If the counter does not have a sample of your shade, pop into a pharmacy and get a small container and go back and ask for a sample, they will not mind a bit!
Once you have picked the right tone for your skin, the biggest benefit is that you do not have to put foundation all over your face and neck. Imagine not having to scrub makeup off you favourite white shirts collar, genius! The main place that we need to even our skin tone is where I call the
of your face, meaning from just above your eyebrow, down the centre of your face and cheek area. In the many years that I have been doing makeup (about 800 years) I have never needed to apply foundation to the whole face. Only applying foundation where you need it makes people think that you do not have any foundation on, which is what you want them to think!
Now for something controversial………. Do not use a foundation brush to blend your foundation, your fingers are the best tool to do this. Use your middle two fingers, apply with your finger and blend with the length of your finger. When blending do not rub the product from one place to another. Gently tap your finger and move your hand creating the perfect looking skin. Now if you really think that you get a better finish using a brush continue to do so, but do try using your fingers.
Ill be putting up reviews of my favourite products later today.