We all love receiving compliments on our appearance, but not many of us want to hear what an amazing mascara we own and how beautifully it gives volume to our eyelashes, how our eyebrows are perfectly shaded with an eyebrow pencil or how lightweight and almost imperceptible our foundation looks. That’s because in most cases we apply makeup so that it looks as natural as possible, highlighting our strengths and concealing imperfections. So let's talk about what steps we need to take to make our foundation look like a second skin.
It’s not foundation or even primer that is essential for the perfect complexion, it’s intensive moisturizing of the skin, accompanied by a proper massage. Creams, serums, masks, especially those made of natural components, such as rose oil, aloe and green tea, will help with that, moisturizing and nourishing facial skin, but also adding a natural glow to it. The massage will help improve blood circulation, and with it the absorption of products, ensuring their deeper penetration.
Many are still questioning the need to use it, however, there is only one answer—one can’t do without it. When applied correctly, the primer will be the base that will help maintain the perfect tone of the face all day long. Depending on the type and shape of the face, two kinds of primer may be combined: a matting primer for the forehead, hairline, wings of the nose and the area around the lips, and one with a slight shimmering effect for the cheekbones.
Most importantly, instead of rubbing or painting, bounce the foundation with a special makeup sponge, using circular motions. What’s more, the sponge should not be dry, so be sure to dampen it with filtered or mineral water, squeeze out the excess liquid to prevent flowing and only then apply a product onto it. Otherwise, it will absorb all your foundation.
In addition, with primer as a base, you will not need to apply foundation to the entire surface of the face—apply it only to problem areas that require leveling out the color more intensively.
Don’t overdo the glow. Apply highlighter only to areas that refract light naturally: the ridge of the nose, the highest points on the cheekbones, and above the upper lip, poetically nicknamed “Cupid's bow”.
If you have oily or combination skin, then, as the final step, blot the usual areas of concern with a tissue and apply a little matting translucent powder on them with a brush. This will allow to set the tone even better and subsequently prevent it from smearing.