Before you reach for any makeup, prepare your skin with a wealth of beautiful foundation formulas available and find your perfect match. All you need to do is to follow these easy 4 steps to complexion perfection.
What is your skin type?
The best way to find out the right foundation formula is to ask yourself what is your skin type. Whatever it is you want to fix and cover, there is a base out there that can do it for you.
If you suffer from dullness and have lifeless skin, then a radiance-enhancing and moisturizing foundation will give you back your glow.
Uneven Skin Tone
A color adaptive foundation has amazing particles that can adapt to the underlying skin tone, and help in evening all imperfections and blotches.
If your skin is prone to oiliness, then opt for an oil-free, mattifying foundation. Light liquid and mousse textures can keep your skin shine-free through all day.
If you have no time for touch-ups, then you can choose a long-lasting formula. Long-lasting formula provides comfort and light feeling and can last all day.
Choose your coverage
First, you need to do is to try a foundation in the store to make sure if it has the right coverage. The best coverage for you is the one that makes you feel confident and free about your skin.
Light coverage with hydrating liquid formulas, sheer mineral powders and BB creams for skin massage and moisturizing provide the most natural everyday coverage.
For a perfect canvas and a professional look, medium coverage is the best for most women. You can always add an extra layer for increased complexion perfection, or dust with powder applying with a fluffy brush.
Long-wear liquid foundation or matt foundation is perfect if you tend to provide full coverage. Apply the mattifying foundation with fingers or a brush.
The perfect shade
Once you find a shade that matches your skin perfectly, everything else will come into place. Take a look of these steps.
Step 1. The best facial area to try foundation shades is on your jaw, when your skin tone is the most even and lightest. The best light for testing is daylight.
Step 2. Apply the three shades that appear closest to your skin tone on your jaw in small stripes. The shade that somehow disappears into your skin in natural light is the right one.
Step 3. If you have a problem finding the perfect match, lean towards one that is slightly lighter than your skin, then add color with a natural bronzer.
Apply like a pro
Always prepare your skin for foundation, if you want to get more beautiful and longer-lasting results. If you have a dry skin, massage your face skin with a moisturizer and let it sink in for about 5 minutes, then apply your base. Primer is perfect, especially if you have oily skin. Applying primer over your T-zone will anchor your foundation.
Use a sponge for…
… a smooth and perfect polish. Dampen it first so that it doesn`t soak up too much product. Apply small amounts of makeup at the center of your face and then move outward. Always blend down or outward, never blend up, because it could create a peach fuzz. Press the damp sponge around the nose, hairline and jaw to finish, if you want see perfectly blended results.
Use fingers for…
… a super and natural finish. Put some foundation in your hand before you apply it on your face, in order to prevent it from going on too thickly. Then dot it along the forehead, down the nose, and on the cheeks and chin before massaging it into skin, make sure coverage gets more sheer towards the jaw and hairline.
Use a brush for…
… natural look, perfectly smooth liquid or mousse foundation. Dip a synthetic brush into your base and apply in a circular motion, touching your face only with the tips of the brush. Do not apply it like you are painting a wall! A natural-bristle brush is great for applying powder foundation with circular motions.
Extra advice for complexion perfection
Even your skin tone with match perfection. This creamy wonder Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation True Ivory is perfect for uneven skin tone, gives your skin undetectable coverage, fresh glow and SPF protection.
All-day staying power with lasting finish. If you take care to perfect your face in the morning, you will want to know it will still look just as good late into the night. With this stress-proof and fade-proof Rimmel London – 25Hour Lasting Finish Foundation – 400 Natural Beige 30ml that much is guaranteed.
Get a gorgeous glow with wake me up. Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation – 100 Ivory (30ml) erases signs of stressful and party-hard living in seconds. Hydrating agents, anti-aging peptides and glow-giving particles all works together to make your skin looks radiant and smooth.
Fight shine with stay matte. Oil slicks appearing on your face half-way through the day are a no-no, but so is cakey, so-matt-it-looks-dull foundation. Happily, you will never worry about either again with this brilliant new base RIMMEL LONDON Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation – Ivory
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