Choosing the right
foundation is the first step to a successful makeup result. Perfect
matching foundation can only be assessed by correct estimation of skin
type, natural color and skin tone. Since most Caucasian, Latin, African
and Asian women have yellow-based skin, they must buy foundation with a
yellow base too so that it doesn't look like a mask. However, Asian
women from the south-Asian region have skin with a yellow-greenish
undertone and thus, need a foundation that has same color of pigment as
Experts often use two or
more shades of foundation to highlight the best features of the face and
underplay the low points. To master those skills, need
a lot of practice and study. Yet, there are a few points that we can
keep in mind while using the foundation at home to give the best
possible results, for daily purposes:
the cream foundation smoothly using a cosmetic sponge in long
Cosmetic sponge helps you to manage and apply foundation more easily
and gives a better and smoother result.
perfect matching, foundations should not be tested on hands or
insides of your wrist as the color of your face definitely differs
from the color of these areas of your body. The best way is to test
the foundation on your jaw line and see whether it
- matches the natural
color of your neck or not. Matching under different light settings
gives you a better idea about the correct foundation for your skin.
- Foundation needs to
be blended, properly, especially under the jaw line, into the
hairline, on the ear lobes, corners of the nose and mouth and over
and under the eyes, so that they don't let on the difference that
the foundation makes to your skin to the viewer.
- To retouch a
particular spot, reapply the foundation there lightly and blend it
with the rest of the face. Then powder it lightly with the
translucent powder to let it set properly.
- Touchup with dual
active powder foundations can easily help you to change your look
from day makeup to night makeup as it works as foundation as well as
powder. For sheer finish using this foundation, you just have to
dampen your cosmetic sponge a little.
- While applying
liquid foundation, it is better to put small points of foundation at
different parts of your face such as forehead, nose tip, chin and
cheek bones and then blend a little at a time on the face to give a
more finished look.
- You can use powder
foundation just like the normal compact powder.