10 Commandments of Foundation

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1. HYDRATE YOUR SKIN

The first thing to be aware of is to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate your skin for the best results.

2. HYDRATE YOUR SKIN

For the best result you should find a formula that compliments your skin type. Oil-free formulas are good for acne-prone or oily skin, and hydrating formulas are best for normal or dry skin. Sensitive skin is best served by a non-irritant formula, like non-comedogenic or hypoallergenic.

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3. MATCH CORRECTLY

When choosing a foundation color, compare it to your jawline tone. Find a color that would disappear in natural sunlight. It means it blends in completely with your skin.

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4. CHANGE WITH THE SEASONS

Be aware that your skin tone changes with the seasons. It can get lighter and darker and sometimes it changes with age. So adjust your foundation color regularly to keep up with the times.

5. CORRECT THAT COMPLEXION

Scars, marks or redness? Grab a corrector to smooth out your complexion. Green-based correctors can be used to counteract redness. To brighten up dull, lifeless-looking skin use a lavender-based corrector.

6. APPLY CONCEALER

Let your face get a better grip on your foundation, and so use less foundation, by adding concealer where needed. Be sure to blend it well.

7. TIME FOR FOUNDATION

Use the tip of a foundation brush to lightly pat the foundation onto your skin. When using liquid foundation drop a bit onto the back of your hand to dip the brush in. Work your way around your face and all down your neck. Don’t forget about your ears. Blend it all with the brush for a flawless finish.

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8. ADD A CONTOUR

Define your face by adding a slightly darker powder where you wish to create shadows. Apply the powder using a smaller angled powder brush and sweep it along the hairline. Then continue around the curve of the cheekbone near the side of your face. Finish underneath the jawline. All these motions create the shape of the number 3. Blend it all together.

9. TRUST YOUR BRONZER

Don’t worry about the season, bronzers can give you a beautiful glow any time. Use a larger bronzer or powder brush to sweep a small amount wherever the sun would hit naturally. So your forehead, around your cheekbones, down the center of your nose and along the sides of your face. Again, be sure to blend well.

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10. BE A MODEL

Finish of your look by adding some highlighter to soften lighting where you need it most. All you need it a small swipe down the center of your nose and along the top of the brow bone underneath the eyebrow for an instant lift. Blend well.

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