Creating a flawless foundation is often easier said than done, especially if you suffer from combination skin. Watching YouTube guru’s do their thing works to a certain extent, but most of it comes down to working with the skin you’ve got.
This might mean that touching up with a powder, using a setting spray, or simply staying away from a primer will apply for you – since there is no magic spell for flawless skin. Use the following fool-proof tips to help prep your skin for that fabulous base you’ve always wanted.
Even if you suffer from extremely oily skin, it’s so important to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day and night. Neglecting a moisturiser is one of the biggest mistakes you will ever make for your skin, or maybe the one you’re currently using isn’t actually working at all?
Regardless of your skin type, stick to a moisturiser which is fragrance-free and won’t interfere with your skincare regime. This means that you won’t find your skin breaking out anytime soon, and you can benefit from a flawless base all day long. Look for a moisturiser with an added SPF, so your skin can feel amazing and be protected from the sun while you’re out and about.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Soothing Moisturiser, $30
I’ve recently found out that my skin doesn’t work too well with stippling brushes. Just imagine, constantly rubbing the product can make it flake over dry spots and look like it’s peeling, eek! If you identify with any of these symptoms, then I highly recommend that you stay away from stippling brushes – at least until the colder weather is out the window.
Cosmetic sponges are much kinder to skin because they are used damp, and won’t have you spreading the same old product all over your face. Simply dot your preferred foundation on the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin, then bounce the cosmetic sponge over your face.
Be careful when it comes to your eyes, since this is the number one place foundation is prone to crease. Dampen the sponge, then press over this area to avoid your foundation from cracking.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, $11
Now this can be tricky since there are a variety of foundations on the market which claim to revolutionise the look and feel of your skin. The best advice is to get your skin matched by a professional, and they will tell you the kind of foundation you should go for.
The most popular finishes are matte and dewy, and if you want to keep your skin from creasing and peeling throughout the day – then stick to dewy foundation instead. Apply foundation sparingly to areas such as the nose, around the mouth and over the pores, since it’s often difficult to achieve a flawless finish here. Use your finger and gently tap the product over these places to avoid the foundation from peeling and flaking. Gently spritz your face with a setting powder to keep it all intact.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup, $56.30
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