Makeup tips: When applying the perfect foundation.
1 Before putting your makeup, it’s important to start with a three-step skincare routine. Don’t have one? First, wash your face with any facewash that is suitable for your skin type, followed by toning your skin with a non- alcoholic toner and finishing off with a moisturiser. The three-step routine is there to make sure that your skin is ready to put on makeup. Don’t forget to put on sunscreen before starting with the makeup.
2 Prime your skin with a skin primer: this helps with smoothening out your skin and makes your makeup last longer once it’s on.
3 Apply foundation that is suitable for your skin type and tone. To make sure you get this right, go to any cosmetics counter nearest to you and ask a makeup artist or a beauty adviser to assist you in choosing the right foundation.
4 To know that the consultant is doing the right thing, make sure they’re testing the foundation on your chin.
5 To see that it is the right shade, you have to test at least three shades. The one that is invisible on your skin is the right one. Before you buy the foundation, do insist on going outside into natural light to finish the final step in choosing the right foundation, because some makeup counters uses fluorescent lighting.
1 Never ever apply foundation without doing the three-step skincare routine. A foundation is not a moisturiser, which is why it is important to follow the skin care routine.
2 To make sure that you have a smooth application, use a makeup up brush rather than a sponge. It’s easier to control a brush than a sponge, also it is more hygienic.
3 Do not sleep with your foundation on – this can clog your pores, leaving them unable to breathe. This may cause skin problems in the long run, so make sure you always remove your makeup before you go to sleep.
4 To get the right shade on foundation, don’t test it on your hand as hands are usually not the same shade as your face. Always test on your chin.
5 Don’t leave your makeup brushes unwashed. For every application wash your brushes: this will prevent them from collecting or developing bacteria.