The foundation plays the most crucial part in your overall makeup. It is responsible for your makeup to look flawless, even-toned, and blemishes free. A well-applied foundation will help perfect your appearance, leaving you with flawless skin. But on the other hand, a poorly applied foundation can make your face look cakey, oily, patchy, or flaky. Oh, and don’t forget the noticeable fine lines that you didn’t even know existed.
Makeup Foundation Mistakes
There are some common mistakes that most people usually make with their makeup foundations. Let’s look at some of them that you need to avoid making in the future if you are looking for that perfect glowing appearance.
One of the most common mistakes while choosing a foundation is the incorrect formula. You need to know your skin type to buy the correct formula compatible according to your skin. If you have oily skin, you need to use an oil-free formula with a matte finish to control the natural oils on your skin. For dry skin, go for dewy, luminous formulas that promise to give hydration to the skin. If you are lucky enough to have perfectly normal skin, opt for the finish you wish you have.
Applying the shade that doesn’t match your skin tone is the biggest makeup disaster. Choosing the lighter shades makes you look ashy and grey while going for the darker shades makes you dull. So it’s imperative to match the exact shade that goes with your complexion.
People go wrong when they test the shade on the back of their hands. Remember that your face and the rest of the body are not the same colour. You have to check the Foundation on your face before buying it. Apply along your jawline and blend into the skin towards your neck. The shade that disappears into your skin is your shade. I would recommend you check it in natural or white light to be sure.
Too much Foundation
In all of my makeup blogs, I have always said that less is always more. You don’t have to apply an ample amount of product to the skin. Too much Foundation makes your makeup look cakey and heavy. All you need to do is start by using a thin layer. You can always add more if you think some areas need more coverage.
Not Prepping the Skin
Good skin is the key to good makeup. The makeup will not be smooth if the skin is not prepped nicely. The foundation application will be uneven and enhance the appearance of dry patches on the skin. You need to exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize your skin properly. Then only you will have a smooth canvas to create art on your face in the form of your makeup. And don’t forget to apply the primer for better application of the Foundation.
It is the trickiest part of applying your Foundation. It is usually recommended to use a foundation brush for thicker formulas. While for the thinner ones, a damp makeup sponge works the best. Here you need to try both the options and decide what works best for you. Sometimes you can use both, as applied with the brush while blending it evenly with the help of a sponge. And don’t forget your fingers; at times, they can do wonders in application evenly.
Blend, Blend and Blend your Foundation properly. An unblended foundation starts to separate from the skin and appears too ugly and patchy. You need to buff the product into the skin with a brush in a light circular motion or press it into the skin if you are using a sponge. Use whatever tool you are comfortable with, but blend thoroughly.
Not Setting Properly
If you want your makeup to last longer, you need to set it with a setting powder. Gently dab the powder into your skin over the applied Foundation. Following this technique will set your makeup in place, providing an airbrushed look and will last longer.
Not Paying Attention to Changes
You should constantly update your Foundation as per the changes. Sometimes seasonal, hormonal, ageing or specific medication may cause changes that may affect the skin conditions to changes in texture, hydration or even the colour tone.
In Summers, you would like to control all the sweating by using a matte formula, while in winters, go for a hydrating dewy finish product. The ageing sign will require the formula to address the issue of fine lines and open pores. So with all these ongoing situations, you can’t continue using a similar product all along. It would help if you changed your Foundation adapting your skin conditions.
These were some of the most common makeup mistakes people make while applying their Foundation. Keep in mind that while trying out the newly launched Foundation, you want to add to your collection or use one. Your makeup will be smooth and flawless, all errors free.
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