Want to know how to fix your foundation mistakes? Read further.
This week we are focusing on foundation, the very product that hides imperfections and gives us a blank canvas to work from. Often times people make foundation mistakes when applying foundation, these are a few examples and some tips and tricks on how to fix them.
Below are the common foundation mistakes and ways to fix it:
No.1 Skipping primer
Primer is truly magic in a bottle. It keeps your makeup lasting and some primers have the function of smoothing fine lines and wrinkles like our AA anti age primer, some work for oily skin like our Hean oil free or the AA anti shine primers. Some even corrects redness like the AA anti redness primer! its a step that you need, to keep your makeup on and it makes your foundation work better.
No.2 blending foundation upwards
We all have fine hairs on the face, sometimes barely noticeable to the naked eye. To avoid highlighting or making those hairs stand out more, you must not blend foundation upwards, as this will catch onto those hairs and make them more visible. you want to always blend downwards and conceal them and create a more flawless and less patchy look.
No.3 Using your makeup sponge dry
Not wetting your sponge and using it damp will allow the sponge to suck up more product than it needs to, and this will lead to product being wasted. wet your sponge by running it under water, squeeze out the excess water, then put into a towel and squeeze again. Your sponge is now ready to use! You will also notice how it swells to double its size when it is dry.
No.4 coating your entire face with foundation
Please people, less is more!! Start off with less foundation and then add more. Don’t go smearing tons of foundation on and saturating your brush or sponge in the product. You will end up looking SOOPER cakey! Rather dot a few spots and then blend it out. If you feel you need to add more, then by all means, do so. What I prefer to do is put the foundation onto my hand first and use it from there in this way it doesn’t dry on my face causing streaks.
No.5 not blending into your neck
Oh, the dreaded mask effect. This happens when you only apply foundation to the face and do not blend down the jawline and onto the neck. Once your foundation dries, it tends to change color a tiny bit and this is why you see the two tone or what we call the ‘mask’ effect. Always blend down onto the neck for a seamless finish.
Hope you have understood the common foundation mistakes. There are other things to consider when using foundation such as a setting powder – this also assists with keeping foundation in place and lasting for longer. Also if you have oily skin this is a mattifying product so prevents any shine from coming through by the end of a long day. Another product is the Hean Fixer Spray which will set all your makeup and keep it in place – this secret makeup product has been described as ‘hair spray for your face’ and trust me it really does work.
We hope you put these tricks to good use! And you must also know that our products are cruelty free and the skin balance foundation from Pierre Rene is vegan friendly. These factors are important and safe to use for all skin types and tones even if you have sensitive skin.
If you need help with foundation matching contact us! Our success rate is 100% and we love to help so either email Gael or use our whatsapp number 082 305 4152.