The first step to applying the perfect base for your makeup is to prep and prime the skin starting with a good cleanser and moisturiser. It is quite difficult, if not impossible, to apply foundation flawlessly, if your skin is not cared for properly. Using a facial cleanser on a daily basis will not only improve skin’s appearance but remove any dirt and/or oil from the skin. Once face is cleansed apply a moisturizer. Another great way to keep skin healthy is to exfoliate once a week to smooth skin and remove dead skin cells.
Once your face is cleansed and moisturized the next step is to apply a primer using a foundation brush. A primer will help your makeup stay on longer and provide a smooth surface for makeup to be applied. If you want that dewy finish, you can now apply a light pearl highlighter to the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin using the same brush.
Now your skin is prepped and primed for the foundation. Assuming you have found a foundation that is your perfect shade, first decide on the coverage you want. If you want light coverage, use your fingers to dab foundation only to areas that need it. For those who prefer more coverage, use a cosmetic blending sponge or brush applying foundation to the entire face. To do so, start in the middle of the face and gently blend outward to get an even coverage.
When your foundation has been applied and is perfectly blended, you can now apply concealer. As we all know, foundation provides a certain level of coverage which means that you actually need less concealer than you think. To apply, use a concealer brush or your finger and blend gently. Note your concealer should be lightweight and one shade lighter than your skin.
Lastly, to set your makeup and keep your face shine free, finish with a translucent powder. Be sure to focus on your t-zone when applying. Using a translucent powder rather than a matte powder will make your face look luminous and healthy.
Overall, applying the perfect base for your makeup is simple. All you need to do is prep your face by cleansing and moisturizing, apply primer and foundation, conceal any imperfections and finish by dusting with a translucent powder. Once the perfect base has been achieved, you can add the finishing touches to your face.