We always don't have a makeup artist right by our side to perfect our base, so we've got to learn the ropes ourselves when it comes to foundation application. It can be a bit tricky for the first few tries, but lots of practice goes a long way. Plus, you must also listen to how your skin reacts to your base application. It's like a personal preference as well, but you'll only reach this phase by knowing the basics. After all, we only want to achieve evenly smooth complexion! Here are three foundation hacks for a seamless foundation finish.
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Build Up Your Base
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To avoid a cakey and heavy base, it's best to apply your foundation thinly in sections. It gradually builds up coverage, and it's always easier to start with a light layer than lather a heavy amount in one go. Not only it is a hassle to thin it down, but it's also a waste of product. With this, begin by applying dots on your jaw, chin, and forehead.
Use A Brush Or Makeup Sponge
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When applying thinly around your face's perimeters, let your foundation tools guide you in blending. Using a stippling brush is best to spread the product out evenly. A good brush like Real Techniques' Stippling Brush lets your paint without streaks and leaves a smooth finish. See your complexion slowly evening out to perfection every stroke of this trusty tool.
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Aside from using a brush, makeup sponges do well, especially when you're aiming for a skin-like finish. Dampen it and spread out the foundation in a bouncing motion. It's understandable that sometimes, you pump out and apply more product than you need. Using a makeup sponge also helps absorb excess product to ideally distribute your base.
Lock Base With Setting Spray
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Whether your use a setting powder or not, nothing beats a budge-proof base by spritzing a good setting spray. It settles the foundation work you've done, and blendability is even easier after a few spritzes. When in doubt, spray once or twice and blend again if you've layered a bit heavier. But if you're already satisfied, finish your base with this and pat dry.