Applying a Base

Applying a Base Foundations and Concealers beautiful base is meant to even skin tone, give glowing healthy looking skin, and act as a primer. Think of your face as a blank easel and your makeup as your paint. After all, they don’t call them makeup “artists” for nothing.

Choosing Foundation

To avoid looking orange or ashy, you need to choose a foundation which matches your skin tone perfectly. Foundations will either have undertones of pink or yellow. If your undertones are somewhere in the middle you may have to blend two foundations to get the perfect match. This technique is completely acceptable and encouraged. Most beauty counters will be able to give you exactly what you need.

Steps to Flawless Base:

1 Steps to Flawless Base Start with a clean face and moisturize. Use a moisturizer which works with your skin combination (oily, dry, normal). Make sure it has an SPF over 15 in it. Sun damage can occur during any season and any situation, even if exposed for a few minutes.

2 Apply your foundation with a damp makeup sponge or foundation brush evenly. Use the clean side of the makeup sponge to blend into your hairline, around your jawline, and into your neck. If you don’t blend into surrounding areas of the face, you could end up with an unwanted “mask” look.

3.Dab concealer under your eyes and on any blemish or discolored areas either with your finger or a concealer brush. Use your makeup sponge again to lightly go over the blemished areas to blend the two shades together.

4.To eliminate shine and set your base, use a loose powder by applying with a powder brush. It works best if you dip your brush into the powder and give it a shake/tap to knock some of the extra powder out.

5.Contouring your face is optional but as a last step you can grab a bronzer or a darker powder and brush a few strokes just under cheek bones, top of hairline, and jawline lightly.