Getting that smooth-looking, fresh faced base starts with finding and applying the right foundation. To help you get that my skin but better look, we’ve rounded up our top tips on how to apply foundation. Just keep on scrolling.
HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT FOUNDATION
When it comes to perfecting your base, it’s important to find the foundation that best suits your skin. And it’s also important to consider what type of coverage you like. Our guide breaks it all down and helps you navigate the ever-complicated world of foundation. After all, your foundation is the base of your full makeup look, so you want it to be a perfect match.
THE BEST WAY TO APPLY FOUNDATION
If you’re wondering, what’s the best way to apply foundation? There are plenty of different tools to experiment with. The most obvious and convenient is those fingers of yours. Just make sure they’re clean and don’t have any other makeup on – or else you might find you’ve got some unwanted Adam Ant stripes across your face. The light-touch – dabbing or swirling motions – will help get the smoothest and most even coverage. If you want to go up a pro gear you’ve got our Fresh Nude Foundation Brush which helps with a wonderfully sheer, smooth coverage. Just play around with how you make the strokes, foundation isn’t paint and prefers a gentle dab over an artistic swipe. Or for an uber natural finish try our cool and clever Complexion Blender, its fun spongy texture needs dampening first, then dab your foundation around your face in a circular motion. You’ll be streak-proof with a gorgeous natural mug any makeup artist would be proud of.
TIPS FOR APPLYING FOUNDATION
HOW TO APPLY CONCEALER?
We don’t think there’s a human being on the planet who hasn’t reached out for a good concealer in a moment of complexion crisis, then praised its great blemish-disguising powers. But as with foundation, the big question we all want to ask the professionals is ‘how to apply concealer?’ It might be you’ve been burning the candles at both ends and want to hide dark circles under your eyes, and appear all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
In that case, let’s call upon our Fresh Nude Serum Concealer for some help. After you’ve applied foundation, gently dab on with a clean finger or brush. It smooths lightly onto delicate skin and helps restore the appearance of a certain natural flawlessness. Or for medium coverage over imperfections and dark circles, try our handy lightweight Concealer All-in-One stick.
Or if a certain pesky scar or blemish is threatening to get all the limelight, again, after you’ve applied foundation, grab our Matte Clay Concealer and dab on the area of concern carefully with its accompanying sponge, or a clean finger. Its smooth matte coverage will help skin appear clear and even, helping restore your confidence to face the world with a smile. Whatever the skin drama of the day is, you can be certain careful application of concealer will help steady your ship.
FINISH OFF WITH SOME COLOUR ON YOUR CHEEKS
Now, as any artist knows, light and shade adds a certain dazzle and three-dimensionality to a surface. So, whether you want to dramatise your cheekbones with a bronzed sun-kissed glow or add a cheeky little pink flush to your cheeks, our Shimmer Waves is your new glamourous best friend. It’s the perfect palette of different natural shades. So, set your inner artist free and go for one gorgeous warm shade or blend a couple together for a unique glow that complements your skin tone.
Or try our All-in-One Cheek Colour, beautifully buildable and blendable, instant cheeky-radiance. Top tip, suck your cheeks in to make the groove beneath your cheekbones a little more obvious, then apply a slightly darker shimmer into that groove with our precision perfect Angled Cheek Brush. 3 or 4 upward swooshes should do the trick. Say hello to highly chic cheekbones. Or for a cheeky flush use our blusher brush to swirl one of the pinky shades around the highest part of your cheek bone.