Foundation my favorite beauty product, although that could be because it’s one of the easiest to apply. Foundation is used to create an even complexion and is the base for all other makeup. There several types on the market, but I do have my favorites. A liquid is one of the most common types and my go-to formula when I’m buying makeup. Since I started using makeup, it has been a trial and error process of what works for me in terms of makeup and accessibility. There are quite a few beauty tips for makeup concerns, there are not many for accessibility so I’m sharing beauty tips for applying foundation over the years.
Before you can apply your foundation, you should prep your skin. Taking care of your skin makes it easier to go out and about fresh-faced and when do apply your makeup, it will look even better. After your skincare routine or at the very least moisturizing your face, you can move on to the next step, your primer, A Primer is used to help your makeup last longer and can help you keep your makeup in place during seasons that aren’t so kind to your skin.
People have gone back and forth on whether you need primer recently, personally, I’m for because I like how much better my makeup turns our and how long it lasts when I do use it. Check out two of the primers in my makeup collection here. Finally, you’re ready to apply foundation. The foundation is the base for all other makeup, it gives you an even-toned canvas (for lack of a better word), to apply the rest of your makeup routine.
Beauty Tips For Applying Foundation
Get A Foundation That Has An Easy Way For You To Get The Product Onto An Applicator:
There are various types of foundation on the market with different packaging, a powder foundation that’s loose or in a compact to a liquid foundation that has a pump dispenser or dropper to a stick foundation, you have options. Personally, I love a liquid foundation with a pump dispenser because it’s easier for me to control how much comes out on my hand so I can apply it with my beauty blender.
When you find a foundation line that has something that works well with your skin tone and a dispenser that works for you, great, but I wouldn’t stop researching and shopping around just yet. Why? Well, experience has taught me that it’s always good to have a backup foundation or two because your favorite one could:
- Be discontinued
- Or be finished, before you finish your face
For these reasons and maybe more, it’s always good to have a backup. Your backup foundation doesn’t have to be the same type as your go-to choice. For example, although I love liquids, I also want to practice my makeup skills with a compact powder or stick foundation because they are easy to stick your handbag for touchups on the go or pack for a vacation.
Test out Application Techniques:
There are two application techniques you can use to help you apply your foundation. You can use a foundation brush or a beauty blender. Depending on the type of foundation you choose, you may find that one choice is recommended for a reason, other times I would go with what you feel comfortable with and the process that is easier for you. Liquid foundations, for example, can be applied with a brush or a beauty blender. People can go back and forth on which is better, but it depends. Some people say a brush is better because it doesn’t leave streaks or soak up as much of the foundation as a beauty blender and leaves you with a more controlled application. Others say that a beauty blender may work better because it can give a more seamless look. The beauty works better for me because I feel like I can move it into the smaller areas of my face like around my nose and near my eyes more easily and my hand doesn’t get tired as quickly.
Apply Your Foundation In Sections
When applying your foundation you should apply in sections. Applying the product in sections can help you ensure that one area is blended before moving to another. This technique will also make it easier to take breaks if your hands start to get tired after while applying and blending the product. I especially like to do this when I apply my Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation because this foundation dries quickly, applying the makeup in sections allows me to make sure each area is blended properly. Although all of these tips for applying foundation are helpful, this is the tip that helps me the most because even if I’m running late, I dedicate most of the time that I do have for makeup routine to my foundation.
Be Sure Not To Drag The Foundation Across Your Skin
It’s very tempting to drag the foundation to different areas of your face when applying it, don’t give in. The temptation to drag the foundation across your skin when your hand starts to hurt from the repetitive motion of applying it can be strong, but dragging the foundation across your skin can leave streaks and an uneven look to your foundation. Avoiding fatigued hands is the reason for my previous two tips for applying your foundation, testing application methods, and working ins sections.
Testing out the different methods means that you can figure out what works best for you whether it’s a foundation brush or a beauty blender. Which is easier for you to hold, which works better for you: pressing in repetitively with a blender or making small circler motions with the brush? These are some of the questions you need to consider. After you make that choice and get comfortable with it, consider practicing with the method that you didn’t choose because there are instances when using a brush is better over a beauty blender and vice versa. Whichever method you choose don’t forget about working in sections, this allows you to ensure that your makeup is blended properly as well as avoid the dragging motion that would negatively affect how your makeup looks.
These beauty tips for applying foundation are simple and anyone can benefit from them. As someone with a disability, I’m used to taking an extra step or two to accomplish tasks whether it’s with makeup or daily living. These simple adjustments came from practice and have helped me improve my application of one of the most important steps of my beauty routine and allow me to get through the process without being annoyed by my foundation. I hope that you try these beauty tips and love them as much as I do.
Do you have any beauty tips you use to apply foundation? Let me know in the comments.