How To Apply Foundation For A Flawless Finish
How to Apply Foundation for a Flawless Finish
Tips for Scoring a Flawless Foundation Finish
The skin needs to be plump and dewy for foundation to take effect without caking or clumping. Dry skin will literally eat up whatever paint you put on. Always apply a layer of moisturizer underneath your foundation and opt for a moisture mask, applied liberally around the eyes, on special occasions.
A fluffy kabuki brush promises your most flawless finish. Apply a small amount of foundation to the back of your hand, dip the kabuki brush in it, and paint it on your face in small, circular "buffing" motions. Unlike a foundation brush, which results in a spackle-like application, a kabuki brush will impart a virtually airbrushed glow and remind you that less really is more.
If you prefer to use your fingers to apply foundation, use a massaging motion to perfect the application and smoothly blend it into your skin. Tapping your entire face or using gentle suction motions with clean palms will also give you a natural finish.
To make any makeup long-wearing, spray Evian water through a tissue. This makeup trick not only prevents makeup from looking dry and cakey, but it makes foundation stay put. --Stephanie Simons
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