The All Time Best Way To Apply Foundation


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Foundation- It's the all important canvas for the rest of your makeup. You could say it's basically your "base" or "starting point". When it comes to technique everyone looks at it differently. Between what products to use and how to use them. It's something that you've got to get down to a science in order to achieve that flawless, yet miraculously natural-looking skin.

Step 1: Remove Makeup and cleanse

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Treat the skin with a cotton pad and a cleansing water like Bioderma Crealine H20 ($36.00) which can be used as both a makeup remover and way to prep the skin.

Helpful Tip: It's best to make sure the skin is completely clean and prepped before applying moisturizer. Even if you aren't wearing makeup this sensitive cleaning water almost always removes leftover makeup, dirt, and grime from the skin.

Step 2: Moisturize to Prime the skin

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After skin is cleansed properly, use a rich nourishing moisturizer, like Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre ($16.00) to re-hydrate the skin.

Helpful Tip: It's best to warm up the cream in between your hands then press it into the skin. If you are someone whose more on the oily side, use a gel based moisturizer that is matte and apply with just your fingertips or a foundation brush.

Step 3: Apply Foundation with a foundation brush

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Pro Tip: Use a foundation brush and apply the foundation starting in the center of the face, and blend out.

When it comes to choosing a formula look for something that looks natural, has a flawless finish, and feels weightless. You can't possibly go wrong with the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($62.00)

Step 4: Gently Blend in a Rolling Motion

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Start with a damp beauty blender because it soften the sponge and won't absorb any of the product you just applied to your face.

Pro Tip: Blend the foundation with a rolling motion and press into the skin.

Step 5: Conceal Blemishes and Redness

Tap on concealer (use something that is really pigmented, like Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage to hide any blemishes or redness that's coming through.

Pro Tip: It helps to use a clean fingertip as the warmth of the hand helps blend it out.It also adds just the right amount of product to cover the blemish.

Step 6: Set

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You can set with either an translucent powder like NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder ($36.00) Using a soft, small, and natural hair brush, gently tap any excess product off then sweep the setting powder only over the areas that tend to by shiny; in between the eyebrows, down and around the nose, under the eye, and on the chin.

Pro Tip: Be sure not to over- powder! You still want your skin to actually look like skin lol.

Step 7: You're all done!

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Congratulations you are officially a glowing movie star!

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