Sep 22, 2009

Beauty: Flawless Foundation

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Beauty: Flawless Foundation
by Marium Hussain

Using foundation can be very tricky, especially since we generally use it to cover up any imperfections we may have. Here are some tips that will help make your foundation flawless

Prep the skin
Your skin is your canvas. If the canvas is right then everything goes smoothly. You want to make sure that you take care of your skin. You must exfoliate at least 1-2 times a week. Cleanse and moisturise your face

Choose the right foundation
If you have dry skin, use a moisturizing foundation. For oily skin, use a matte foundation that has oil-blocking properties. If you’re looking to cover up fine lines, use a sheer foundation and to hide scars or burns, use a creamy, highly pigmented foundation to camouflage the imperfections.

Flawless Application
There are different ways to apply your foundation: using a sponge, using a foundation brush and using your
fingers. A dry sponge will work with powder foundations; it will absorb the excess and give a nice smooth coverage. A moist sponge is great for creamy foundations, when you want to diffuse the color a bit. A foundation brush is good for specific areas such as the chin or the sides of the nose. And your fingertips (as long as they are clean) will work with liquid, cream or gel formulas, but not with powders. You want to apply the foundation all over your face blending it in so that there are no lines or streaks. If you opt for a liguid, gel or cream foundation, make sure you set it with a powder by gently dusting a loose or a pressed powder all over your face for foundation that will last all day long.

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