Recently, the makeup Foundation has become not just an additional tool for creating perfect make-up, but a necessity.
A pimple appeared on my face? After a whole day in the air, the skin began to peel off? Don’t worry. This problem can be easily fixed! With the help of the base, you can completely mask all the shortcomings and prepare your face for applying other cosmetics. To help you feel confident in studying makeup; to learn how to choose the right Foundation for you; how to apply Foundation and concealer correctly, we will try to answer the most common questions about the Foundation.
- 1 What is a makeup Foundation?
- 2 What are the different types of Foundation finishes?
- 3 How to apply foundation?
- 4 Tips for creating the perfect tone
What is a makeup Foundation?
Foundation contains special ingredients that care for the skin, so sometimes it can be used even instead of a day cream. The database performs several important functions:
* Uniform distribution of the tonal base;
* Increase the durability of subsequent products;
* To strengthen the saturation of colors in makeup;
* Improve the appearance and condition of the skin;
* Prevents the mixing of shades of makeup;
* Smoothes out the complexion and the relief of the epidermis;
* Matting the skin and removing greasy Shine;
* Correction of skin dullness and hydration;
* Protection from harmful UV rays.
If you correctly choose the base according to the skin type and existing problems, you can visually make the face almost perfect.
What are the different types of Foundation finishes?
There are many basics for makeup, and it is not difficult to choose the right one for yourself.
The texture of the makeup base can be divided into the following categories:
* Liquid base (fluid). It is easily distributed, covers the skin with a thin weightless layer, and hides small flaws. As a rule, this base contains a small amount of beige pigment, which is easily adjusted to the skin color. Due to the light covering ability, the liquid base may not be suitable for owners of problem skin, since it is not able to mask serious flaws.
* Liquid foundation (primer). This Foundation is more pigmented and suitable for owners of problematic porous skin with post-acne spots and scars. Most often, the primer is produced in a universal shade.
* Cream foundations. This category includes popular BB and CC creams that combine the properties of a caring cream and a Foundation with a light or medium degree of coverage. The creamy base easily masks skin imperfections such as rosacea, minor pigmentation, and post-acne spots.
* Gel-like foundation. Ideal for very oily skin. Due to the light texture, the gel-like base cools the skin, does not clog the pores, and does not provoke the appearance of acne. Makeup base in the form of a gel can be with or without tonal pigment.
* Solid foundation (stick). The most pigmented base. It is presented in the form of a stick, has a firm, lipstick-like texture. The base stick is suitable for masking the most noticeable flaws, creating a dense coating. Suitable for combination and oily skin. On dry skin, a solid base can emphasize peeling and provoke further dehydration.
* Dry foundation. It can be in the form of loose or compact powder. In contrast to the usual powder that completes the makeup, the Foundation powder has a denser texture and is designed to hide flaws. The dry Foundation smoothes out the pores and is suitable for oily and combination skin. Apply the powder base immediately after the day cream.
Makeup basics also differ by skin type, performing different functions:
* Matte finish foundations. It contains antibacterial and Sebo regulating substances, as well as absorbing particles: talc, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide. High-quality mattifying base regulates the secretion of sebaceous glands on the face, without clogging the pores and without provoking the appearance of comedones. In tandem with Foundation and fixing powder, the mattifying base prevents the appearance of a greasy Shine throughout the day.
* Dewy finish foundations. Designed to soften and protect dry and sensitive skin. The moisturizing base must contain components such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and natural oils. As a rule, all moisturizing bases are water-based.
* Highlighting Foundations. It can be with or without a tonal shade. The main distinguishing feature of the highlighting base is the presence of microscopic flickering particles similar to mother of pearl. This Foundation makes the skin healthy, glossy, and literally glowing from the inside.
* Corrective base. This base contains a certain color nuance that allows you to effectively hide skin imperfections:
green base neutralizes redness, completely masking them;
blue base refreshes the face and hides freckles;
pink-covers the earthy and tired complexion;
purple base neutralizes unhealthy yellow skin tone;
yellow base removes bruises and dark circles under the eyes;
white base evens the overall tone of the face and fills in wrinkles.
There are also bases for different areas of the face:
* Foundation for eye shadow. It has a thick texture and contains a cosmetic grade silicone. This base mattifies and slightly dries the skin of the eyelids, preventing rolling shadows in a strip, and extending their durability. Shadows applied to the base look more pigmented and bright.
* The base under mascara. It is available in a tube similar to mascara. It contains a powdery component that significantly increases the volume and length of lashes, as well as prevents the mascara from shedding during the day. A base under mascara contains in their composition nourishing ingredients that strengthen the lashes and stimulate their growth.
* The basis under lipstick. Moisturizes, nourishes, evens the relief of the lips, fills in small wrinkles. Thanks to the base, lipstick on the lips lasts much longer, does not roll off, and does not smudge.
How to apply foundation?
The make-up foundation must be applied in several stages, which ensure that the cosmetics will lie flat, will not roll off and gather on the face, will not create the feeling of a mask or artificial film.
Stage 1–purification. First, you need to wash your face using special tools. Then wipe the skin with a cotton pad soaked in tonic or micellar water. It is recommended to use a tonic with a matting effect.
Stage 2 – applying the base. Carefully apply the primer, preferably white, beige or pink, which is the basis for subsequent makeup, using soft movements.
Stage 3–color base. At this stage, we use a wide brush or use a fingertip to dot color primers. This is done if necessary to hide minor skin imperfections.
Stage 4–shading. The applied color primers must be carefully shaded. You can do this with the same brush or using a special sponge for shading.
Stage 5–Foundation. Brush gently apply the foundation or BB cream. You can also apply a concealer or concealer on top if necessary. All products are softly shaded on the face, creating a smooth transition to the neck area.
Stage 6 – the use of powder. Use a brush or a specially designed sponge to apply powder to the face. The ideal option is to use a white loose powder with minerals.
At this stage, the preparation of the face for further makeup is considered complete. You can use blush or bronzer depending on the skin tone. This is followed by eye and lip makeup, as well as eyebrow adjustments.
Tips for creating the perfect tone
There are some tricks that professional makeup artists use to give the skin a natural and uniform hue.
Tips №1 Moisturizing cream + makeup base. If your skin is too dry and flaky, try combining a moisturizer with a makeup base. Heat the mixture on your fingertips and apply it to the skin with circular rubbing movements, paying special attention to the driest areas.
Tips №2 Makeup base + Foundation. Sometimes it happens that the makeup base does not completely hide the flaws, and the Foundation is too noticeable on the skin. In this case, mix the makeup base and Foundation in equal parts. You will get an average density coating that will smooth out the irregularities, but will still look natural.
Tips №3 Thermal water. Pharmacy mineral water will help to eliminate the “peach” effect — when the face looks overloaded with makeup. After each layer of Foundation or Foundation, spray thermal water on the skin and wait for it to dry completely. This manipulation will help to moisturize the skin and mix all the layers of makeup.
If your goal is a perfect face tone and maximum naturalness of coverage, then stop your choice on the basis of makeup.