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In this tutorial I will be teaching you how to apply foundation. 

Liquid/Powder/Gel/Cream you name it girl you know I got you.

One thing to keep in mind is that you cannot look flawless and natural. So you can’t have both so if you want to look natural you will have to sacrifice some coverage. 


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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!

For a natural looking, flawless base start by massaging your foundation into the skin using your fingertips and then use a brush to “pat” more product over areas where more coverage is needed.
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!

dramaqueen2397  asked:

Hi, just a quick question. When applying your foundation should you put moisturise on before you put foundation on or just out foundation on with moisturise. Also what is a good setting powder ? Thanks you (:

Skincare is the most important step in any makeup application because without good skin you can’t have great makeup…

Generally speaking you should cleanse your skin and then apply your moisturiser, sunscreen, primer and THEN foundation. However…

Sometimes too many products will cause makeup to “slip” off the skin so using a dual purpose product is a great idea. I like to use a light moisturiser that contains SPF, my favourite is the Ultraceuticals Mattifying SPF 30+ Sunscreen, it is light and doesn’t leave an oily residue on the skin. Then I apply primer after.

For oily skin you may find it is best to ditch the moisturiser/sunscreen and just opt for a primer instead. I like the *Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer with SPF 30

It is always best to apply some kind of product before you apply your foundation so that your makeup applies evenly and looks healthy.

As for my favourite powders for setting makeup…

*CARGO HD Picture Perfect Loose Powder

This is a new love for me and has quickly become one of my favourite setting powders, this stuff makes skin look flawless and I mean flawless. It isn’t cakey or dry, it doesn’t add any coverage to the skin but it does a fantastic job at keeping shine at bay. Plus it has this beautiful finish that almost blurs your skin so it looks photoshopped.

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Finishing Veil

This powder is amazing at gives skin a poreless look and really combats shine without making skin look dry and cakey (I have dry skin and this doesn’t make my skin look horribly flaky and dry) it is expensive but has been my favourite powder for a year.

If you are on a budget I love the Maybelline Shine Free Loose Powder and the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder isn’t bad either.

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If any product you use irritates you discontinue use immediately.

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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.

Back to the basics: Foundation

With new products constantly being launched into the market it can be easy to get caught up and forget what the basic purpose of a product is.

Foundation should be applied after cleansing, moisturising and priming your skin. It can be applied with your fingers, a foundation brush or a sponge. For best results start off with less foundation than you think you need and gradually add more.

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Most people from traditional education don’t know much about applying for art foundation, so when I decided to study art I found working out where and how to apply SUPER CONFUSING! Hopefully if you’re considering art foundation as an option this can help you understand everything much more clearly:

What is an art foundation course?

  • a  one year long pre-degree course which you might want to take if you live in the UK and are thinking about going into an art-based subject for your degree. 
  • the most common type of course has 3 parts - the first part involves experimenting with lots of different and new media/ techniques, the second part involves choosing an area to specialize in eg. illustration, fine art, graphic design etc. and the third part will be a longer project.
  • about 2/3 of all people going to an art based degree will have done art foundation - its very common!

Why not just go straight to doing an art degree?

  • a good taster year if you’re not sure what you want to do for degree
  • there are SO MANY v specific art degrees (architecture, model making, animation etc.) out there and you won’t have tried all the different specialisms during your time at school, so you can discover your passion during a foundation year!
  • you can improve your work loads by spending a whole year just doing art, so you’ll have a massive head start on people who go straight to an art degree

Where offers art foundation?

How much does it cost?

  • Art foundation is free if you’re a UK resident under 19 but if you study away from home you’ll have to pay for accommodation which is around £4-5k depending on where you go, so it’s lots cheaper to study at a nearby college. 
  • There’s no student loan so you have to apply to bursaries or get financed by family if you want to live in accommodation
  • Supplies and trips will also cost £100-500 .

How do I apply?

  • Applications to art foundation courses don’t go through UCAS so you have to apply directly to each uni. This means you can apply to as many places as you want! 
  • Some places eg. Falmouth have very strict deadlines but many local colleges will accept applications up until the end of August so there is more flexibility if you don’t get offers from your first choices.
  • Each place will ask for slightly different things - Check the university website to find a link to their applicant portal and to see their application requirements. Most places will want a personal statement in the initial application process and then require a portfolio and sometimes a sample of written work. You may be asked to attend an interview.
  • Make sure to visit an open day so you’re certain you want to apply!!

How do I write my personal statement?

  • some places will ask specific bullet points about you, in which case write according to what they ask!!
  • Or you might be asked to submit a more general paragraph about you, in which case try to cover why you want to study art foundation, why you want to apply to the specific art school,
  • The largest part of your personal statement should talk about the type of art you make and give an overview of your recent projects and why your final pieces were effective. Mention some of your favourite artists and talk about exhibitions you’ve visited and why you liked them.
  • Quickly talk about your other A-levels and your extra curricular activities, and how they link to your art.
  • There will usually be a very short word limit (about 450 words) so keep it concise and don’t waffle!! Your art teacher should be happy to read through your personal statement to tell you what to change etc.

How do I organize my portfolio?

  • Make sure to refer to information on the uni’s website - each place asks for slightly different things!!
  • You’ll need an a1 portfolio like this one. It’s scary and massive but it’s the professional size, and you’ll need one like this in the future anyway if you plan to apply for an arts based degree.
  • Most places want you to present your work on loose white sheets, they don’t want the work to be in plastic pockets as they can be reflective and hard to see the actual art through.
  • Usually you’ll be asked for 20 sheets, which should include evidence of you AS and A2 projects as well as any extra curricular art.
  • The art should be widely spaced and usually you’ll put one or two pieces on one a1 sheet
  • You need to show evidence of experimentation, fast and more time consuming sketches, observational skills, developing ideas and finished pieces. For lots of foundation courses, showing observational skills (eg life drawing) is the most important part.
  • Photocopy the art from your sketchbook and enlarge if necessary, then use double sided sticky tape to mount it in a clean and aesthetically pleasing way.

How do I prepare for my interview?

  • Do lots of research - watch tv programs about art, watch youtube clips. visit exhibitions, read books about artists, attend talks etc.
  • Good resources can be found on: TATE youtubeNational Portrait Gallery instagramRoyal Academy instagramThe art assignment youtube channel etc.
  • The interviewer is looking for enthusiasm and potential rather than you being an expert on obscure art movements so don’t be panicked if you’re not an expert on art history! 
  • Read through your sketchbooks and look at your portfolio to make sure you can explain what you were doing and why you were doing it if the interviewer asks you. 
  • Make sure you can talk about all the things on your personal statement in detail!! The might ask you about your extra curricular activities etc. so you need to be ready to talk about that.
  • You need to show that you’ve visited the uni on an open day and you’re enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the course so try to read the prospectus beforehand to refresh your mind.
  • Ask for a mock interview!! Its good to get practice so you’ll know roughly what to expect and you won’t be as nervous for the real interview.

my art masterpost and my list of 50 ways to improve your art are also helpful!!

Remember that many foundation courses are more competitive than university degrees so don’t be put off it you don’t get an offer from some of the places you apply to! Good luck!! xx


1.+ 2. Apply one layer of foundation or tinted moisturizer all over face. I used Tarte’s BB Cream in “Medium Light”. Using a foundation brush and a cream concealer (2 to 3 times lighter than your skin tone), apply concealer (the highlight) to the under eyes, down the sides of the nose, and brushed back and upward toward the hairline.

3. Using the same concealer, highlight the center of the forehead and down the bridge of the nose, upper lip, center of the chin and on your brow bone. Lastly, apply the concealer to the jawline, just under your cheekbones.

4. Once you’ve finished with all the highlighting, it’s time to apply the contour. Pick a cool-toned cream concealer or foundation thats 2 to 3 shades darker than your skin tone. Taking a smaller, stiff brush or foundation brush, apply the contour cream to the hallows of your cheeks, just below your cheekbone, all the way to your hairline.

5.+ 6. +7. Apply the same color to your forehead near your hairline, temples, jawline, the sides of your neck and to the sides of your nose.

8. Using a wet Beauty Blender or Duo Fiber Blending Brush, blend all the contour and highlighter together until there is no more distinction between the two colors.

9. Lastly, Apply a light dusting of blush, and set all the highlight with a loose powder using a small natural bristled brush. I used Tarte’s 12 Hour Amazonian Clay Blush in “Tipsy” and Make Up For Ever’s Super Matte Loose Powder in “Translucent Natural”.

Pro Tip: You can use cream or powders to contour or highlight, creams are easier to blend and tend to look more natural. Avoid using bronzer to contour. You are creating a “shadow” so think of a color that’s similar to an actual shadow, which tends to be a cooler tone. Use Bronzer to warm up your skin and make it look sun-kissed!

jgosnobbx-deactivated20151213  asked:

Hi, I've been having a problem when I apply my makeup it always seems to not set right and transfers to everything. I have oily skin and use Estée Lauder Double Wear, and I use Rimmel stay matte primer. I always set my foundation with translucent powder but even changing the products never seems to help :(

Hello! :)

It seems like you’re doing all the right steps and using all the right products so a few things could be going wrong. How you prep the skin, your skin care, how you apply foundation, etc. 

Are you applying a moisturizer and letting it sink in before hand? 

  • Moisturizer will help all your base products go on more smoothly and have something to stick to. Without a moisturizer it just sitting on your skin and can transfer more easily, think of moisturizer as the glue! For oily skin I suggest a gel moisturizer like Garnier’s new gel moisturizer and let this sink in for about 10 to 15 minutes before applying makeup. Letting your moisturizer sink in with let it sink into the skin and help your makeup last longer and look better.

Are you exfoliating your skin?

  • If your skin is blotchy with uneven patches your foundation is a lot less likely to stick to it. Exfoliating once to twice a week will give your skin a smooth canvas so your foundation will set better and look better!

Are you buffing in your foundation?

  • It’s best to use a flat top or dense foundation brush to really buff and blend the foundation into the skin. This process may take a bit of time but you really want to press and blend the foundation into the skin so it’s not just sitting on top of the skin. When it’s just sitting on top of the skin it’s a lot more likely to transfer and move around. Using your hands, a sponge or a traditional foundation brush doesn’t always buff and press the foundation into your skin like a more dense, flat top brush. 

Try pressing powder into your skin.

  • Instead of dusting translucent powder over your skin, press and push the powder into your skin. This sets the foundation and really presses the powder into the foundation instead of just over the skin. 

Let your products set before applying another.

  • Try to avoid applying all your products back to back. Let your primer set before apply foundation, let your foundation set and dry before apply powder. This lets your products set properly before applying to the next step. I’d say give each product about 2 to 3 minutes of setting time before moving on!

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