The best way to apply foundation

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The best way to apply foundation, This way you are a pro in no time

A good foundation base is the starting point for most beauty looks. Whether you go for an extensive make-up session or a natural, you can compare it with starting painting on a canvas. It is important that you choose the right complexion foundation, apply it in the right places in the right amounts, and work with the right brushes.

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It is important that you purchase the right color foundation. Has your skin been colored by the sun? Adjust your foundation accordingly. Usually, you have at least two different colors in a whole year.

Shop the finest foundations:


NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

 Perfect for normal and dry skin types, the formula is replete with skincare benefits – from the NARS Complexion Brightening Formula which hydrates skin, to powerful antioxidants that protect against free radical damage and turmeric extract to improve skin’s radiance and tone. 


CHARLOTTE TILBURY Airbrush Flawless Foundation

A long-wearing, full coverage yet weightless formula, it blends onto skin effortlessly to grant a smooth, natural matte, ‘soft focus’ finish that is both transfer-resistant and sweat-proof.


HUDA BEAUTY #FauxFilter Foundation
 Offering a seamless, full-coverage matte finish that outlasts any others we’ve tried, this (frankly fabulous) formula will last through even the wildest of weather, workouts or emotional outbursts (though we hope it won’t have to). 


THE ORDINARY Coverage Foundation
Formulated from a unique combination of colour pigments suspended in the brand’s proprietary ‘spreadability system’, this full-coverage yet lightweight liquid foundation offers a smooth, perfected, semi-matte finish that lasts all day without settling into fine lines.


SHISEIDO Synchro Skin Self Refreshing Foundation
This flawless, all-day complexion perfecting formula is empowered by Shiseido’s ingenious ActiveForce technology that safeguards your coverage against the effects of humidity, oil, heat and facial muscle movement.


KEVYN AUCOIN The Sensual Skin Enhancer
This multi-tasking skin enhancer is all you need to achieve an even, flawless-looking complexion. Ideal for use as a concealer, foundation, highlighter (choose one shade lighter) or even mixed with moisturiser for a lightweight skin tint with a ‘soft focus’ effect.

How do you prepare your skin?

Always clean your skin well first, for example with a  tonic. Then moisturize your skin with a cream that suits your skin type and apply a primer on top. A  primer provides a mattifying effect and your make-up lasts longer. In addition, your foundation covers better. If you want to get rid of dark circles, scars, or imperfections, you can first touch them with a  concealer. This product is a bit like a foundation in some ways, but there are some differences.

When applying the foundation, we recommend to always work from the inside out. Start at your nose, move towards your cheeks, and end at your ears and jawline. Try to apply the product as evenly as possible.

Apply foundation with brushes

There are wonderful tools that have been specially developed for applying foundation. For starters, you have the foundation brush. This brush has a flat shape and is ideal for applying the product in detail. The bristles of the brush are synthetic, so they move flexibly. Another tool is the sponge or the beauty blender. You can use the blender to add an extra touch to impurities. It is important that you clean your brushes and blenders once a week.

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You can also apply your foundation with your fingers, but make sure you always wash them first. If you don’t, you can smear bacteria in your pores, causing more imperfections. Consider in advance what kind of result you want with your foundation. Only use your fingers for a subtle effect and go for a brush or sponge for good coverage.




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