Are You Making These Foundation Mistakes?
Foundation is a must-have tool in anyone’s beauty kit. Regardless of what type of formula you prefer, foundation can truly enhance your overall makeup look.
At one point, I stopped wearing foundation because I never felt like it worked out for me. It would run, crack, or even sweat off. I gave up foundation for many years because it just frustrated me to no end. Lucky enough for me, I learned that not only was I using the wrong type of foundation, but that there were many mistakes I was making when it came to applying my product.
If this has happened to you, don’t fret. Not all of us are born with natural makeup artistry skills, and many of these things are skills we have to learn on our own or be taught by professionals and beauty advisors.
Here are some common foundation application mistakes and how to avoid them:
- Not using the proper tools. Some people will tell you that you should be able to use any old brush for any foundation, but this simply isn’t true. The same goes for beauty sponges. Some formulas are better suited to certain tools. I prefer using liquid foundations with beauty blenders because you get a gorgeous airbrushed look. If you’re using a stick foundation, such as Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation, you can blend in this creamy formula with a dense foundation brush. I love this Makeup Revolution Flex and Sculpt Brush Set.
- Not changing foundations according to seasons. This is something I fought against for quite some time until I accepted that this is a necessity. Not only do we have to get re-color matched when seasons change, but we have to also consider using a different formula of foundation all together. Heavier foundations might serve your skin and needs better during the cooler months while summers may call for a lighter formula or even a BB cream.
- Not blending properly. I’m guilty of this myself. One of the biggest areas where we tend to not blend properly is around the jawline. I know some people who blend all the way down to their chest area and some who just go a little beyond the jaw line. It’s up to you as to how you prefer to blend. I’m one of the people who blend just below the jawline. One way to help blend your foundation more seamlessly is to cocktail it with a serum. This gives you a very satin, fluid finish and a beautiful glow.
- Not setting properly. This is another step I kept skimping on, and I finally got into a good habit of setting. You’ll definitely want to invest in a good setting spray or setting powder. It really does make a difference and it helps your product last longer and your makeup job look more polished.
- Color Correcting after you apply foundation. This is an easy mistake to make, and pretty much everyone does it when they’re just starting out. If you’re using concealer and or color correcting products, you want to apply that after your serum and moisturizer but before foundation. This Makeup Revolution HD Camoflauge Corrector palette is a great palette to have in your collection.
These are easy quick fixes to really up your foundation game. Do you have foundation tips? Share with us on social media using hashtag #Just4GirlsPK!