Everything You Need To Know About Foundation And Concealer

Everything You Need To Know About Foundation And Concealer

Foundation and Concealer is one of those make-or-break makeup products that is totally worth doing the leg work for. Mascara can be one of those products as well, but there’s a little bit more forgiveness with mascara than foundation. For example, if someone’s mascara doesn’t look right, it may have just been the end of the tube or a humid day that caused a bit of clumping. But if someone’s foundation and concealer is wrong? It just looks wrong. There’s no getting around it.

When you are choosing your foundation or concealer, you need to focus on what formula you prefer to work with and what level of coverage you’re looking for. Foundation ranges from liquid to loose powder, with creams, sticks, and pressed powder in between. To some extent, the coverage you’ll achieve will be affected by the type of formula, but not in every single case. For example, you can find a lot of sheer/light coverage liquid foundations as well as full coverage ones. Tarte makes a great full coverage loose powder foundation, but typically I’ve found loose powder foundations to live in the buildable medium to full coverage range.

If you do not like the feeling of foundation on your face, try a loose or pressed powder applied with a fluffy brush. This will even out your skin but shouldn’t feel heavy or look caked on. If you like medium coverage that will blend away flaws but still allow your freckles, for example, to show through, you’ll find liquid, cream or powder formulas that work great for that level of coverage. For full coverage, you’ll likely have the best results with a liquid foundation but you can achieve full coverage with a loose powder!

1. Wait for your face primer to dry
I usually apply my face primer at the start of my makeup, then do my brows and eyes to give the primer time to absorb. If I’m in a hurry, I’ll wait a minute or two, and then blot down as much as I can with a tissue or paper towel, but you basically want the primer to have fully absorbed so it can do its thing. You don’t want to jump to the next steps while it’s sitting on top of your skin.

2. Thin layers are key!
If you’re going for a good amount of coverage but don’t want your base makeup to look like cake frosting, use multiple thin layers of foundation and/or concealer, as opposed to just piling a ton of product on bare skin.

Apply each thin layer with your fingers or a sponge or brush, and blend it in with a buffing brush (you want to get the layers as close to your skin as possible). Also, wait for the previous layer to dry (at least a minute or two) before applying the next one, and repeat until you reach the coverage you want.

To apply foundations or concealers, either fingers or sponge may be used. You can take a bit of Foundation on the sponge and apply it on the whole face. Instead of liquid Foundation, there are sticks too available. The makeup revolution foundation stick comes in handy if you have to carry it in your purse. Particular positions such as the T zone (which includes the forehead, nose, and chin) must be focused more.

With the aid of a brush, the base is easy to apply, and it looks fine. By turning the brush, raise the powder foundation. Remove the surplus powder. Lightly rotate it on the face in a circular direction. 

Care must be taken when the base is added, and it should be carefully combined. Start from the brow and apply it all over the face. Then spin again when mixing in a circular direction. There should not be visible spots and lines. The base should be in line with your skin. Do not use powder as this will make the skin appear fake and unhealthy, and it will ruin all your makeup.


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