Thursday, 13 July 2017

My Top Foundation Tips




Hiya lovelies, I hope you're all having an amazing week so far, I made the most amazing fudgey brownies today and I'm so excited to demolish them all later haha! I'm so happy to be getting back into my blogging routine, I've even started planning some Christmas posts! (I know it's only July but you can never start planning Christmas too early, right?!)



One of the biggest things I had to establish recently within my make up routine was how to stop my foundation looking cakey and flakey. I do suffer with quite dry skin from time to time and I feel like that prevents me from having that 'flawless' finish on my foundation. I thought i'd share some of the tips I've learnt to prevent this, so hopefully they'll help you too! 








GET A FOUNDATION WITH THE CORRECT COVERAGE & COLOUR FOR YOUR SKIN

Okay so this is probably one of the biggest things I've encountered which really makes a difference. If your skin is quite dry I'd recommend getting a low/medium coverage foundation and building it up. Sometimes when you slap on a full coverage foundation it can 'clog' up your pores and make them more visible or add to that 'cakey' look. I would definitely recommend getting a colour match at some point, loads of beauty counters do them for free! Avoid buying something which is too dark/too light for your skin tone. If you're buying online there's an amazing website called 'Findation' which has loads of brands and will tell you what colour you need, amazing!



BUILD UP THE COVERAGE SLOWLY

Again, this kind of plays on from the first tip, but don't rush when doing your foundation. Start off with a small amount of product, ensuring it's completely blended in before adding another layer. This will stop that 'cakey' look as you wont be piling on too much product. 



SET WITH POWDER

A setting powder works wonders! If you're like me and get a bit oily throughout the day, adding some setting powder prevents your foundation from slipping down your face and building up in certain areas.



CLEAN YOUR BRUSHES

Okay so this one is kind of a chore, and one of the most boring (yet satisfying) things to do in my beauty regime. But honestly, clean brushes make a huge difference in the way your foundation applies to your face. When you use dirty, cakey brushes your make up isn't going to apply as well as if they were clean and fresh. 








DIFFERENT FOUNDATIONS NEED DIFFERENT TOOLS

So here's a good tip, different foundation work better with different tools/brushes. For example, the Estee Lauder double wear foundation looks incredible when you use a beauty blender, however my Make Up Forever HD foundation works better and looks better when I use a classic foundation brush. Experiment with different blending tools to find out which one works best for your foundation.



APPLY A PRIMER 

Using a primer for your face make up honestly makes a huuuge difference, not only to the way your make up looks when it's on your face, but also in it's longevity and the way it stays on your face throughout the day. Primers stop your makeup from sliding away throughout the day and prevent that horrible, cakey build up.



BLEND, BLEND & BLEND AGAIN

Blending is one of the biggest things when applying foundation, make sure your foundation is blended all the way up to your hairline and don't forget your neck either! Nobody likes that solid, orangey line on your jawline. Well-blended foundation adds to that flawless look and stops it looking so cakey. (Don't forget to check your lighting too, natural light is the best for seeing if you've missed any bits and for checking the colour!)




I hope you've found this post helpful, let me know if you've got any foundation tips in the comments! 










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