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6 Steps For Flawless Foundation

Updated: Dec 24, 2018

There is no argument that foundation is supposed to make your skin look better. Sometimes that isn't always the case. Foundation can look streaky, uneven and cakey if applied incorrectly. With these simple steps you'll have flawless foundation every time.

1. Create A Skin Regime.

Before putting on your foundation, making sure your skin is in tip-top condition is crucial. Your foundation will only look as good as the skin underneath. If you don't already have a skin care routine, start with a face wash specifically designed for your skin type. Washing your face improves the complexion of you skin and washes away any dirt and clogged pores that could be making your foundation look sad. Next, gently exfoliate your skin. Doing this one to two times a week will really improve your skin's overall condition by removing black heads and dead flaky skin. Kiehl's Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion is my absolute go to exfoliator. Finish with a moisturizer that is designed for your skin needs. I always recommend my clients to stay away from any skin care products that contain any oil for people who have sensitive/acne prone skin. If your skin is on the dry side, finding a moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid can aid your skin to absorb moisture.

2. Prime Every Time.

I used to think primer didn't make a difference but over the years I've come to learn this step is necessary before applying foundation. Primer improves the longevity of your foundation. Depending on which one you choose, primer can also color correct, brighten, or give your skin an an extra boost of hydration for a more radiant complexion. Becca First Light Priming Filter Instant Complexion Refresh gives my skin an instant glow and makes my foundation last. I love mixing it with Stila One Step Prime which contains hyaluronic acid giving my skin extra moisture that I need.

3. Find The Perfect Match.

Go with the foundation that is made for your skin type. Ask yourself, what you want to achieve with foundation. Do you want to see your skin through the foundation but give yourself an even skin tone? Do you want to have your skin completely covered? That way you can determine if you want a light bb cream, full coverage foundation or something in-between. When you are color matching your foundation, you want to make sure the shade goes with the rest of your body. This way you can avoid a too light or too dark foundation. Swatch the color on the inside of your forearm and if it disappears that is your match.

4. Finding The Right Brush And How To Use It.