Just because you apply it every day doesn’t mean you’re doing it right! Foundation is the base for the rest of your makeup, but so many women aren’t making the most of its magical powers because they are making some serious mistakes in their application. These are the five foundation hacks every woman needs to know – and they are going to seriously change your life.
1. Colour correct
Unless you are one of those ridiculously lucky ladies who have perfect skin, there are probably a few areas on your face where your skin tone needs a little extra help. So many women don’t know how to use colour-correcting creams, but they are a total miracle product when used properly. Use on under eye circles or areas of redness before you apply your foundation and you won’t have to use as much.
You don’t need primer all over your face! If you have an oily T-Zone, apply an oil free primer along your forehead, nose and chin only. This means the rest of your skin has a chance to breathe through out the day, and your foundation base will be customised to your specific skin condition.
3. Apply in a downwards direction
We all have little baby hairs on our face, and the last thing you want to do is highlight them. When you apply your foundation in upward strokes, you will be making these baby hairs stand erect, which will make your foundation look cakey. Apply downwards for a flawless looking complexion.
4. Find the right applicator
Have you always used your fingers when applying foundation? Whilst some women will always prefer the added control you have when using your bare hands to apply foundation, brushes and sponges often provide a much more flawless finish. Try out a few different kinds of applicator and see what works for you.
5. Mix it up
Don’t be afraid to mix your foundations! If you love one brand of foundation but can’t find your perfect shade, don’t be afraid to mix two different shades to create one tailor made for your skin tone.