With the right techniques, you can truly be your own makeup artist. A flawless face starts at the base—moisturizer and foundation. A smooth application of your foundation sets the tone for how your makeup turns out and how long it lasts throughout the day. Sure, there will be days when you want to enjoy a bare face with just a pop of color on your lips. But on the days when you want to flaunt a full face, these tips will help you achieve professional results.
Get the Right Color for Your Complexion
This is a must. If your foundation is a few shades lighter or darker than your skin, it is very obvious. Check your color in natural daylight to get true results. If the color of your foundation blends into your skin without you having to rub it in too much, you’ve found your match.
Cleanse and Moisturize
Some foundations (like our Magic Minerals AirCushion) moisturize your skin throughout the day, but that doesn’t mean you should skip this step. To achieve a smooth finish, use your desired cleanser to wash your face and moisturize right afterward. Wait a couple of minutes to allow your moisturizer to seep into your skin then apply primer. This gives you the longest wear possible, to get you from work to drinks with the girls.
If you want light, sheer coverage, use a buildable foundation and apply it with your fingers. For medium to full coverage, Jerome advises that you use a brush instead. Be sure to blend, blend and blend some more, until your foundation evens out your skin tone. But be careful – you don’t want to pile on too much because then you risk getting a cakey, unnatural finish.
Now that you’ve perfected your foundation, let’s move on to the next steps. Unlock Jerome’s top tips for applying concealer.