Makeup is meant to enhance your natural features and beauty, and foundation is the – well—foundation of every woman’s makeup look. It’s ok to admit it, you’ve seen the women whose foundation looks cakey and unnatural. Luckily, it is pretty easy to avoid looking like you just graduated from Clown College. Following a few simple tips and guidelines will keep your foundation looking natural and your skin flawless.
First, it’s important to prep your face, just like a painter would their canvas. Excess oil will make your foundation cake up, so make sure that you have washed and removed the oil from your face before you set with powder. After you’ve applied your foundation and concealer take an oil blotting sheet and gently blot oil or makeup away.
The next step is to get a large or small powder puff and lay it flat. Put a small amount of loose, translucent powder on the center of the puff. It is really important that you are using a colorless, transparent powder for this. If you use a tinted powder it can alter the color of your foundation.
Now we get festive and make tacos! Fold the edges of your puff together creating a taco shape, with the loose powder server as the taco filling. Take both sides of the taco and rub them together, making sure that the powder is getting rubbed into the puff. Unfold the taco and fold together in the other direction and repeat this step. This ensures that the powder covers the whole puff.
Unfold the taco and gently knock off any excess powder. You don’t want to apply too much powder to your face – remember that we’re going for a natural look here – so give the puff a little flick on the underside to knock off any extra.
Now it’s time for the most crucial part of the process, the powder application. Take the powdered puff and fold it into a taco again, this time with the powdered side on the outside of the taco. Next, gently press and roll the puff onto the skin. Avoid swiping, which will disturb the makeup underneath the powder. Pressing and rolling basically locks the foundation and concealer into place.
Finish your now flawless look with a spritz from your favorite setting spray. This serves a few purposes, as it knocks off lose powder and further locks the look into place. Leaving your with a fresh face, no cakey mask in sight! Now who wants tacos?
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