Best Way to Apply Base Makeup

Foundation and tinted-moisturiser tips

The purpose of applying a base is to smooth out any flaws and make your skin appear even-toned. Base is not meant to cover your face like a mask, yet the biggest mistake that most women make is to cake it on, which looks unnatural and ends up accentuating rather than disguising any skin flaws.

  • When buying a base, don’t scrimp: invest in a good-quality product that matches your skin tone exactly. Test the product on your face, not your hand, and check the result in daylight before purchasing it.

Apply Base Makeup Best Way to Apply Base Makeup

  • Some make-up artists apply base with their fingers, while others use a sponge; whichever method you prefer, ensure that you blend well and smooth out any tell-tale lines around your jaw and hairline.
  • If you have dry skin, you should use a hydrating oil-based foundation, while if you have an oily, combination or spotty skin, you should opt for an oil-free mattifying foundation which will keep oil at bay and is less likely to clogg the pores.
  • You don’t need to apply base all over your face, only to the parts that need it.
  • For a more natural look, use tinted mosturiser rather than foundation.
  • Two-in-one foundation/powder compacts give a lighter coverage than liquid foundation and are great for touch-ups.

Powder tips

  • Powder sets foundation and concealer, and comes in two forms: pressed and loose. Loose powder gives better coverage, while pressed powder is ideal to carry in your handbag for touch-ups.
  • When applying loose powder, dip a velour powder puff, paddle brush or big, fluffy make-up brush into the pot before transferring the powder to the back of your hand. Tap the brush or give the puff a final shake before brushing or pressing the powder onto your face.

Apply Base Makeup 1 Best Way to Apply Base Makeup

  • In order to avoid that obvious powdery, matt look, a little is all that’s needed.
  • Brush downwards to prevent the powder clogging up on your facial hairs.
  • Bronzing powders will give you that sun-kissed look, but go sparingly, as they can look too obvious.

Leave a Reply