Many women avoid wearing foundation because they are scared of an unnatural mask-like effect. The foundation market today is saturated with many types and brands of foundations. Foundation is the cosmetic product that women pay the most attention to. And remember, foundation is one of those products you wear every day, so making the right investment at the beginning will pay off.
However, Asian women from the south-Asian region have skin with a yellow-greenish undertone and thus, need a foundation that has same color of pigment as the base. Experts often use two or more shades of foundation to highlight the best features of the face and underplay the low points. To master those skills, need a lot of practice and study. Yet, there are a few points that we can keep in mind while using the foundation at home to give the best possible results, for daily purposes:
Types Of Foundation
Tinted moisturizer: These are a a cross between a moisturizer and a foundation, as they will soothe your skin while giving a little coverage. They are ideal for young or clear skins. Unlike other foundations, you can blend tinted moisturizers on with your fingertips.
Liquid Foundations: These suit all but the driest skins. If you have oily skin, look for an oil-free liquid foundation to cover affected areas without aggravating them.
Cream Foundations: These are thick , rich and moisturizing, making them ideal for dry or mature skins. They have a fairy heavy texture, so blend them well into your skin with a damp cosmetic sponge.
Mousse Foundation: Again these are quite moisturizing and ideal for drier skins. To apply, dab a little onto the back of your hand, then dot onto your skin with a sponge.
Compact Foundation: These are all-in-one formulations, which already contain powder. They come in a compact, usually with their own sponge for application.
Stick Foundation: These are the original foundation, dating back to the early days of hollywood. They are best confined for use on badly blemished skin.
Choosing Your Foundation Color:
Now that you are aware of the types of forms that foundation comes in you’re ready to select a color. I’m sure you know that choosing a makeup foundation shade and tone is not so easy. All these makeup companies talk about exact match and this is the right color for you. Don’t fall into the makeup hype. With a few basic tips, you can choose a foundation shade that works for you.
How to Apply Foundation Makeup?
- First begin with clean hands and a clean face.
- Now apply moisturizer appropriate to your skin type on the face.
- Let the moisturizer set for a few minutes, remove the excess moisturizer with a tissue.
- Camouflage under-eye circles and blemishes with concealer.
- Select a foundation that is appropriate to your skin type. The color should match your skin, disappearing when blended well.
- Shake the foundation bottle well to mix the formula.
- Using a makeup sponge or the tips of your fingers, apply dots of foundation on your cheeks, chin, forehead and tip of the nose.
- Using the sponge or your fingertips, blend the dots together on your face, gently blend in upward, outward motions and pay special attention to blending around the nose, mouth and jawline.
- Set the foundation with loose powder immediately after application.
- For a more natural look, put a small amount of moisturizer in the palm of my hand, mix a small amount of foundation in with it and apply it to my face.
- If your freckles are light, don’t even try to cover them up. Show them off by using a sheer foundation. If you happen to have the darker ones that you just can’t live with, choose a cream foundation to cover and even out skin tones.
- Don’t want to go all out with a foundation? Tinted moisturizers may be all you need if your complexion is dewy, but you want a light, sheer wash to even out blotchiness.
- Always check a foundation along the jawline to be certain you will not be left with a tide-mark.
- If blending is a problem, apply the foundation while your moisturizer is still a bit wet.
- When testing foundation. Try it on the inside of the forearm as it so the closest to the neck color there. Because it’s protected from UV damage. The make you buy should blend to the skin color of the neck, not the face.
- Test foundation on the inside of the forearm-skin tone is closest to neck color there, because it’s protected from UV damage.