Where I live, we have this ridiculous misapprehension where some say makeup makes you look utterly unattractive by concealing your natural beauty. I know, right? This sounds absolutely gibberish to us makeup literates. What they fail to comprehend is that "right kind of makeup" will magnify the beauty God has blessed them with.
Incorrect foundation application is a major makeup faux pas. Foundation makes a massive difference in overall makeup. To understand the right technique of achieving a flawless face, you should stay clear of the seven blunders that I am going to discuss below.
Go for a shade that matches your skin tone exactly. While choosing a shade, apply some on your jaw line and blend. If your foundation is visible and you can see a lighter or a darker patch then it’s just not the right shade for you. Pick a shade that blends seamlessly with your skin and nobody can tell if you’re wearing foundation at all.
We have another problem at hand. Unfortunately, we are not blessed with expert sales assistants standing at makeup counters in Pakistan. They will misguide you mostly. Don’t listen to them. Bring a friend/sister along to help in deciding the right color for you. Also, don’t be fooled by the lights around you. Go outside and check yourself in the mirror in natural light. That’s the only way you can be 100% sure of your match.
There are other things to consider too.
Dry/Normal skin type
You need something to hydrate your face. Steer clear of anything that enhances dryness on your face. In your case, a liquid foundation especially made for your skin is the one you should be looking for. For a light and easy coverage, tinted moisturizers or BB creams will do.
Combination/Oily skin type
You too can wear a liquid foundation but be careful to pick one formulated for your skin that would help prevent excessive oil at bay. Go for a powder foundation – preferably mineral based – if liquid feels heavy.
There are many other types out there too (cream, mousse, mineral). Remember to select a texture that works for your skin.
You want a pinky glow? Pink based foundation is not your answer. You just need a pink blusher and a highlighter. In case you want an instant radiance, pick a pink-hued corrector/primer to vanish dull, sallow skin.
Primers too help in smooth application. Not just that, it also prevents your foundation from getting oxidized i.e. changing color or turning dull. There are two types of primers in the market; hydrating and mattifying. Get one according to your skin’s need.
Avoiding the seven foundation errors that I just mentioned will make a world of difference in your makeup application believe me.