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How to Apply Foundation EASILY [foundation]

The foundation of a woman's makeup is just as important as it sounds. It is one one of those cosmetics that every girl should master.

Applying it with finger or sponge can get your skin tone or complexion improved immensely.

And it is a disaster to get a little bit of it wrong.

Between that beautiful woman in the corner that everyone's eyes is fixed upon and a woman whose face is looking like a mess of colours, there's one screaming difference. And that's the foundation.

So, since you have understood that this could make or mar all the efforts and all the hours that you spent in front of the mirror, it is important that you learn how to do it and do it well.


We decided to create a "one stop shop" guide to help you to do just that. This guide is so comprehensive that it will be the only one that you will ever need in order to learn how to apply foundation for that party, that wedding or whatever occasion that you are going to.

Check it out!

A drop of foundation cosmetic on the skin

  • Apply Your Color Corrector Before the Foundation

The one big mistake that a woman could make while doing her "facial uplift" thing is to think that makeup is a mask. It is this kind of mindset that makes some of them to get their face in a very nasty state.

Yes, I know that some women have breakouts, scars or some other skin disorders that doesn't belong to the facial scene that needs to get out. But that is not an excuse to overdo it.
Even though your aim is to cover it up, it shouldn't be made to look like a "cover-up".  I made this step the first step on how to apply foundation so as to highlight its importance during facial makeup.

 In order to erase these skin blemishes, you are going to need a color corrector.

 A color corrector is just what it sounds like. It helps to cover up all the disruptive colourations on your skin (skin blemishes).
Color correctors are also called color correcting concealer. Before buying any color corrector, you should first take proper note of your skin colour (who doesn't know that).
 That will help you to buy something that you can easily use to blend some parts of your face that doesn't quite fit in.

One other thing that you should know before buying color correcting concealers is how colors cancel each other out.
And to do that, you need to know about the color wheel.
Colors opposite each other on the color wheel cancel each other out.


If you have reddish spots on your face as a result of acne, you should buy a green color corrector. These two colors will cancel each other out because they are opposite on the color wheel.

Apart from using the right hues and shades for color correcting, the next thing that you should look out for is how thick it is.
Aim towards applying it in thin layers. If it is too thick, it might be noticeable through your foundation - which is not a good thing.

  • Don't Apply Foundation Until Your Eye Makeup is Done and Dusted

There's nothing as frustrating as having your foundation ruined just at the time that you are wrapping up the whole makeup process.

As it turns out, that's the kind of thing that will happen if you are the type of person that prefer to touches up the eye makeup before you end the "mirror time".

So, what's the best thing to do?

According to beauty experts, the best thing to do in this case is to get your eye makeup done first - everything about it. That way, you wouldn't need to meddle with it.
Also, while applying the foundation, make sure that you have worn your shadow shields.

  • Give Your Face a Subtle Glow by Adding a Luminizer

Even a small drop of the right luminizer that was applied at the right spot is enough to get you to start looking as glowing as Angelina Jolie.

However, you should note that the " glowing face" is not the only texture or feel that you are going to achieve with a luminizer. You can as well make your face to appear dewy.

It all depends on what you do with each type of luminizer.

That having been said, there are several types if luminizers out there on the market. Some of them include L'Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator, Touch Éclat, Artistique Blush in Aureole e.t.c

They exist in different shapes and sizes. Some are liquid. Some are semisolid. Others are powdery.
You can discover more of them by typing "liquid makeup illuminator" into the Amazon search bar.

Among those that make constant use of the social media, it is also referred to as strobing.

  • Apply the Foundation Outwards Starting From the Center Of Your Face

Beauty experts are fond of giving this advice because it will make your face to look normal - that is beautifully normal.

You don't want to end up with a face that has patches here and there. If you get that kind of result, you end up making yourself ugly.

Therefore, whenever that you are to put on foundation, remember that the center of the face is the starting point. The result of that will be a natural finish that blends in perfectly to your face skin tone.

Also, one thing that you might have noticed its importance in this is how color of your skin must match that of the foundation. Making a mistake about this will make the foundation that you applied on your face to look as if it is a mask.

  • Take Proper Care of Your Oily Skin While Applying the Foundation

If you own an oily skin like I do, then you probably already know that 2PM is normally not the best of times for those with oily skin.

What's worse?

If you happen to be wearing a makeup as at that time, (sorry), your face will turn into a complete mess.

So, how will you prevent it from breaking down?

Beauty experts recommend the use of primer on the T zone of your face (the space between your eyelids). An excellent example of a primer that does this is Swiss Beauty Pearl Primer for Zero Pores.
You can get it and more like it by doing a search on Amazon with the keyword "primer".

That having been said, stay away from oily foundations if you have an acne prone face. You don't want a situation whereby after each time you remove your makeup, you will discover a new acne on your face.

While purchasing your foundation online or offline, always be on the lookout for where the ingredients were listed. Once you discover that oil was listed among its ingredients, don't buy it. It won't do your face any good in the long run. This is a very important tip on how to apply foundation because it affects how you look behind the scene.

  • Use the Foundation to Contour and Highlight Your Face

What's the one feature of a well made up face?

It has contours and highlights - shades and lights that improves or reduces how noticeable some facial features are.

As it turns out, you can do a very good job of it using your foundation.

However, there is a catch. You need to have a pallette dedicated to that only.
But that shouldn't worry you (if you don't have it) because some people have achieved nearly the same result without a separate contouring pallette.

So, how is it done?

You need to buy two foundations with two completely different shades. One should be darker while the other one should be lighter.
Apply the darker shade for contouring while the lighter shade should be used for highlighting.

Examples of two opposing shades that you can use for this include Maybelline New York FaceStudio Master Contour & Highlight V-Shape Duo Stick, NARS Contour Blush e.t.c

Making your face pop and sculpting it like you're a modern-day Michelangelo can be easy when you have the right contouring and highlighting shades on hand. You just have to find the right products that work with your beauty routine—and blend like you've never blended before.

OK Ladies!

That's all you need to know on how to apply foundation.

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