By Folashade Ogunlade
As women, we just love to look beautiful. We love to have that classic look that makes us glow when we go for Saturday owambe, work, and other casual occasions. One of the most important ingredients of natural-looking makeup is your foundation. If the base of your foundation is not properly done, you will find that it’s just all over the place like a traffic light sign, only this time, all the lights are on.
One of the best ways to apply makeup is using your foundation in a way that matches your skin; it looks like it’s not there, but then it gives your skin that beautiful glow, which looks gorgeous every time you look at yourself in the mirror or step out of your home.
Have you been looking for ways to make your foundation look natural every time? Here are five ways to achieve that finish you have always wanted:
1. Understand the type of skin you have
This is the number one mistake women make when it comes to getting and applying foundation. You need to understand your skin type before getting any product to use, so you’ll stop wondering how some people get their makeup on and look so great.
If you have dry skin, you need to go for liquid foundations, which will seep into your skin and instantly give you the texture you’re looking for. Whereas, for those with oily skin, you need to consider something a lot thicker, maybe a balm-like foundation for a change.
2. Hydrate Your Skin
Another thing you need to do before putting on your foundation is to prep your skin by hydrating it. For the foundation to properly mix with your skin, it needs to be properly moisturised with cream that will hydrate your pores and make it possible for the foundation to easily stay on your skin. If you have been treating your skin like a building wall about to be painted with satin paint, this has to stop.
3. Ensure you Prime
Most women forget to prime our faces before applying foundation, but we forget that this is the only way to ensure that the foundation sits on the skin without fading or slipping off from the skin. For that extra glow and for those who have dry skin, a water-based primer would be a good option here.
4. Ensure the Foundation Matches Your Skin
If I tell you what my eyes have seen when it comes to getting the right makeup for your face, you will not believe me. This is one place women get it all wrong; you need to look for a colour that matches your skin – not too dark, not too light. If people can look at your neck and your face and be able to see both night and day at the same time, they know you’re putting on foundation. One of the best ways to ensure that you get the best foundation for your skin is to apply it across your face down to your neck; if it looks almost invisible to the eyes, then you have the best colour already.
5. Use a Good Blending Technique
While it is up to you to choose a good blending technique, the best option in our books will be a beauty blender, and this is because it leaves your face spotless when you’re done. This is far better than using brush bristles which leave a lot of lines on your face – you know what I am talking about.
You can look gorgeous every day
So, there we have it; the best ways to make your foundation look natural every time. You’re beautiful, and you can add that glow to your face with that natural looking foundation; it does not have to look like a mask you put on every time you attend a wedding or host an event. Till next, on the Iya magazine style centre, we say look beautiful, feel beautiful.