If you don’t want to be ‘that’ girl whose neck is a different colour to her face, then listen up y’all!! Knowing what to do is a great first step so here goes….
Always prep the skin first. My motto is ‘not to prime is a crime’, a primer helps your foundation to stay on and in place all day … quite important to how your make up will look in a few hours on that lunch date!!
Choosing the right shade or coverage. I always leave this up the professionals … go to a beauty counter and ask them to match a shade to your natural skin colour. The amount of coverage is important to think about too. I think about foundation like tights: you can get opaque which is full coverage or non opaque so you can still see your freckles through your foundation. Using a full opaque foundation can look cakey so get your foundation applied then you can see the amount of coverage you get. I think it is more youthful looking to see your natural complexion through your foundation but that’s just me!
The lighting at a beauty counter is so different from natural light or to what your use to at home so try to take a hand mirror outside into the natural light for an accurate look at how the foundation looks. When applying your make up at home, try to use a space with lots of natural light. If you are stuck inside a box with no windows, take a wee mirror outside and check it out!
There’s nothing worse than discovering you have a really obvious foundation line under your chin that has been there all day. Prevent this by properly buffing out your make up with a sponge or a foundation brush. Using natural light is the best for showing the bits you need to fix.
Set your face. Using a powder or a setting spray helps set your make up for the day. If you notice your make up ‘evaporates’ a few hours after application then a powder or setting spray is what you need. To use a powder correctly so you don’t look dry or cakey, always tap off the excess before you apply it to your face. Using those powder pads that come in the compact is a great way to over apply so always use a powder brush.
Until next time