Over the last decade, makeup evolved so much that we can now use it for much more than just dolling ourselves up. We were told by our mothers and grandmothers that we should stay away from foundation because it clogs our pores and affects our skin really badly. However, nowadays foundation serves to protect us from pollution, bacteria and sun. In this article, we’ll share with you some tips and tricks on how to use foundation and other makeup products to make yourself look flawless with almost zero effort.
Foundation and other face products – tips and tricks
First things first, make sure to use foundation with yellow undertones – never pink.
Prepare your skin for foundation by scrubbing it gently because,this way,it will absorb the foundation much easier.
If you have enlarged pores, they are probably full of dried skin. You can solve this problem by investing in lightweight formula that has medium coverage. Also, when it comes to concealer, use it only when and where necessary.
If you, on the other hand, have nice skin which is just a tiny bit dry, go for hydrating foundation and make sure you never powder your cheek area, because you want to keep that glow. Also, apply foundation with a mineral brush so it is whisked, not pressed onto your skin.
Further, never rub foundation onto your skin. That way, you’ll use more product than you actually need and it won’t sit well on your skin. Instead, put a little bit of product on the back of your hand and use a foundation brush to apply it to your face. First, apply it to your jawline and then move onto your cheeks,and the center of your face. This way you will achieve a wonderful natural radiance and won’t spend too much product. Also, reduce the amount of foundation you apply to the areas of your face where you have more lines. Just dab some serum on those areas and coverthem lightly with foundation.
Next, even if you’ve seen dozens of makeup artists start off with concealer and then apply foundation over it, never do that because they will mix together, and you’ll end up with an ashy skin tone.
If you are going to be outside the entire day, make sure you use a primer before applying foundation.
Eye makeup – tips and tricks
Your eyes, as the central and most beautiful part of your face, need some love.
Opt for a natural alloverthelid color and really make your eyes pop. Finish it off with a thick coat of mascara, and since the days are now extremely hot, opt for a waterproof one like Maybelline Great Lash mascara that will stay on your eyes the entire day.
If you are not a fan of eyeliner, you can apply a few extra coats of mascara, especially into the roots of your lashes. It looks way cooler and it is super easy.
Lip makeup – tips and tricks
Before applying any makeup on your lips, exfoliate them by brushing them with a toothbrush. This way you will prevent the lipstick from getting into your wrinkles. After that, take a lip balm enriched with anSPF (again, really important for these hot days) that will moisturize your lips and make them look fresh.
If you are not a fan of lipsticks, opt for lip stains that are super easy to use and completely unsmudgeable.
That would be it. As you can see, a flawless look is not that difficult to achieve after all! If you have some more tips make sure you leave them in the comments below.