how to apply foundation

neonluna  asked:

How should I apply foundation so it isn't all blotchy and smeary <3

I highly suggest using a primer based on your skin type.

NYX has a couple good and cheap primers, and Tarte, Smashbox, MAC, LORAC, Kat Von D, Too faced, etc have many primers that I have loved.

I have combo skin, dry near my nose and oily everywhere else. I use benefit POREfessional primer to fill in my poors and smooth fine lines on my skin, and then I apply Nivea Men after shave sensitive balm. It sounds odd, but it contains a high content of glycerin which creates that canvas on your face that is ready to take makeup and hold onto it for hours. A couple drops tapped lightly over your face should work.

Once you have primed, find the brush or sponge for you. Personally I’ve had many egg sponges and the beauty blender brand sponge has the best consistency so I personally use that kind over the NYX and real techniques egg sponges. You could also use a flat top kabuki brush, a buffing face brush, u have many options. Whatever brush u choose, be sure to PAT the foundation INTO ur skin to create that smooth photoshopped look. If you have used a primer, your skin will be smooth and soft, if not, the foundation will sink into ur pores and fine lines and will not last as long.

When you’re done is absolutely mandatory to set your face w/ powder (lightly or heavily) to keep it on and lasting ALLLLLLday :)

cremebunny  asked:

The makeup one, well im really dumb when it comes to makeup i have green grayish eyes what makeup colour should i be using, also for that clean finish on your face how do you apply foundation so that it looks natural and flawless. You should make tutorials tbhhhh

holy shit ur eyes sound hot dAMn

Taupes and warm browns would look lovely on you qt and they’re nice neutral shades that anyone can rock and are a good place to start if you’re just getting into eye-shadow.

Purples would look qt too but if you’re just getting into eye-shadow start off with browns bae.

Detailed tutorial on how to apply foundation on my makeup blog!

How To Apply Foundation

1. For a natural look your foundation must match your skin tone.
Test foundations along your jawline. You will know the best color because it will disappear into your skin. 

2. Spread foundation on your hands and pat it on your face, then smooth out with a sponge making sure not to pull or stretch the skin. Be extra careful in the area around your eyes where the skin is super thin. Don’t forget to apply foundation on your eyelids and lips.

3. To make foundation last apply moisturizer first giving the foundation a base.
Dry skin will soak up the foundation if not given that base. For oily skin use an oil-free moisturizer and powder foundation.

4. On hot days foundation can be difficult to keep looking fresh.
Set your foundation in the morning using a loose powder and puff, then do regular touch ups throughout the day.

5. To cover imperfections apply foundation first and then go back and dot on a concealer that neutralizes red. For noticeable imperfections like very dark circles and birthmarks use a yellow concealer. Don’t use too much powder in problem areas because it will draw attention to it.

6. To avoid a foundation line around the jaw apply foundation as usual then use a little moisturizer in your hand and blend it down your neck.

7. For evening mix some shimmer powder with your powder and put it where you want to attract light such as the bridge of the nose, underneath the brow bone, the temples, cheekbone, chin and shoulders.

8. Always use a foundation with a sunscreen of at least 15 to prevent future sun damage.

9. Change your foundation shade if the color of your skin changes.

10. After you apply foundation go near a window to make sure it looks natural. Natural light is the ultimate test.

Makeup Tips I Can't Skip (and Neither Should You!)
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1. After you have cleansed your face and applied the necessary moisturizers/SPF/primers, start with your eye area. Since my bat mitzvah I’ve been doing my foundation as my base for the eyes and the face in general. But when I was looking at Clinique makeup recently, the consultant started with my eyes to my ignorant horror: “Uh, I told you I’m just looking for foundation…why are you doing my eyes??“ She then went on to say that this process not only permits a crease-free surface (because there is no liquid foundation running into your natural oils), but also will combat raccoon eyes when you apply foundation. Who knew?!

2. Move on to the face products and use a foundation brush to apply your foundation. I have always used a sponge for complete coverage. The Clinique consultant taught me that using a sponge is not that effective for multiple reasons: it will ABSORB the makeup, and in the end, you will squeeze out more makeup and run out of it quicker. Using a foundation brush guarantees direct coverage and won’t absorb the makeup as much as a sponge.

3. Use Kendra Richard’s technique to apply bronzer and blush for killer dimension. First, you sweep bronzer lightly across your forehead, in a V shape from your cheeks to your temples, beneath your chin, and a “touch across the nose.” The final step is adding the blush on the apples of your cheeks to give off radiance.

4. Set your makeup with a translucent powder to get a matte look. The powder won’t add weird tints to your canvas; it will set you up for a shine-free day! More information can be found here!

5. This could be in the fourth or fifth step, but I chose fifth to make sure I have completed the face and eye makeup before actually spritzing this oil-free De-Slick’er. It won’t clog my pores or make my face oiler than it already is. It’s just another way to keep my makeup in place for a while.

6. Heat up your eyelash curler (a great tip from Michelle Phan, one of the first makeup vloggers I could trust!) for a huge curl! This will create a doe-eyed effect and form a great base for the next step (mascara!).

7. For voluminous, smudge-proof lashes, the best mascara I’ve ever used is Benefit’s They’re Real! As the name suggests, this mascara may get some unwanted attention for their faux appearance. To achieve your desired look, gaze upon something right below your chin level and apply the mascara as many times as you like.


What makeup tips would you rather not skip?

Keep checking the blog for tips on LIPS!

Beginner's Guide to Applying Foundation, Concealer & Powder

Beginner’s Guide to Applying Foundation, Concealer & Powder

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This is my first in a four part series on how I apply my makeup. I can’t stress enough that I am not a professional, but I hope you get some help and encouragement from someone who isn’t a perfect makeup artist with a perfect, slim, smooth face.

This video is all about foundation, concealer, and powder. If you have any questions, please let me know! If you want to see where to get the products…

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How to Apply Foundation Properly
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  How to Apply Foundation Properly: Steps Before applying foundation, make sure to wash your hands and face with water. It is best to use makeup brushes or sponges for applying foundation.
It is important to tone your skin with a toner and wipe with a cotton.
With a soft cotton apply moisturiser to your face in order to get a more natural look as well as give protection to your face. Applying moisturiser is very much essential even for those with oily skins. This helps to improve your skin type and act as a protective layer. Wait for around 3-5 minutes. Moisturiser is known to blend your skin properly.
Ladies & Gentlemen of tumblr, I need y'all help.

Okay. So my shorty has always wanted to do makeup. Well her own anyway. But she doesn’t really know how. Now, she doesn’t know I’m doing this but I set aside about $300 to buy her makeup and whatnot. Don’t want my woman outchea wit no cheap face ya know. I need y'all to tell me what to buy, how much of it to buy, where to get it, and how to use it. Like if y'all got the links to the best makeup tutorials or if you can add your own step by step process it’ll be greatly appreciated. I need to know how to apply the foundation stuff & powder her nose (or is that only for white women 🤔)I wanna know how to put the wings on her eyes. Ooooo and I know my shorty gon look dumb fine with that glowy shit on the side of her face. You know, to make her look like a donut and whatnot. Lol ion want my lady to want for nothin, so if she want her makeup done either we gonna learn how to do it together or I’m gonna learn how to do it for her. But yea, help a nigga out.

anonymous asked:

I have a hairy face like i get hair up to my undereyes and i was wondering why my foundation looks extra cakey. Anyways should i shave my face? I cant wax because i have extremely sensitive skin and I always get bumps and a rash after even if the wax was cold. Help me please

Idk if hair has anything to do with it being Camry it could just be the foundation/how you apply it and take what I say w a grain of salt but I have a hairy face too and I shave mine and I have no problem shaving it consistently do what u think will work best tbh

Set alarm for 7:30 and woke up, but went back to sleep. Woke up at around 9:30am and forced myself to go to the gym. 

Did half a mile on the track and 25 min on the elliptical. My shoes chaffed the back of my heels and it does not feel good lol my toes also got squished in my shoes because it’s so narrow in the top. I haven’t worn these tennis shoes in months, but they’re a few years old. I think it might be time to invest in new ones.

I also spent $40 on E.L.F makeup products yesterday. I’ve never been really into makeup, but I want to learn how to apply foundation and primer and concealer and you know. 

I have my first class today at 5pm. Wish me luck!