THE FOUNDATION OF IT ALL•
Posted on June 18 2014
Want to know how to get the perfect foundation shade for your skin?
To get the right colour foundation for your skin, do a test patch on your jaw line. This is where you will find the truest match.
Technique Overview: Blending is paramount for a flawless finish.
Using either your fingers, sponge or foundation brush, dab a small amount of foundation onto the cheeks, chin, forehead and nose. Spread evenly, ensuring that you blend into the jaw line and hairline.
You can apply concealer if required on top of your foundation. Sometimes foundation application can remove the concealer underneath, so you may have to reapply lightly.
Apply loose powder to set the foundation as soon as you are done, before applying the rest of your makeup.
If you are practising makeup for professional training, we recommend getting used to using a brush, as this is preferred in the industry. Most people also don't like other peoples fingers touching their face unless they are being massaged! Sponge is also accepted, of course.
Mineral foundation powder rocks! But if you are in training for professional work, then it is best to learn the hard way.
To apply mineral foundation loose powder, simply dab a soft kabuki brush into powder and shake off excess, and work the powder in circular motions on your face. This activates the powder and makes blending a breeze. No need to set with loose powder unless you prefer to.
Never lean on a clients face. If you must touch their skin with your palm to keep steady, place a tissue between your flesh and theirs. But don't lean on them!