How To Apply Foundation Like A Pro Makeup Artist

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We all know how important foundation is to the way our makeup turns out, yet many women still get by with the cakey, mask-like layer that they’ve always been wearing. After a little shopping around, you’ll find a wide range of more lightweight foundations, which could soon have you totally converted. Here, we’ll list just a few tips for finding your perfect foundation and applying it like a pro makeup artist.

Find the Right Color

When you’re shopping around for foundation, test different samples on your jawline, and then check it by turning into the light. If it disappears in the light, or gets pretty close, without any blending, then you’ve found your perfect color. Obviously, doing this at your local drug store can be very hard. If you can’t afford to splash out on your foundation, try going to a department store and asking a beauty advisor to help you pick out the perfect color, and then ask for a sample you can take with you. Then, you can go straight to the drug store, and look for the closest match possible. Color counts for a lot when it comes to foundation, so start off by fine-tuning the one you’re using.

Swipe It On the Right Way

If you’re going for just a little coverage, then it’s best to apply your foundation with your fingertips. If you want wider coverage, then move onto a sponge. It can take a while to find a sponge that’s perfect for your preferences, so shop around for these as well. When it comes to day-to-day use, dab small amounts of foundation only where you need to cover blemishes, subdue redness, or even out the T-zone. Minq has a handy guide on covering blemishes. If you want that airbrushed finish, blend makeup all over, including the eye area, starting from the inside and working out.

Start Using Luminous Powder

A lot of women are turned off by the idea of luminous powder, but don’t worry! You don’t have to deal with the older matte versions, that will drain the radiance from your face. There are now many translucent powders on the market these days, such as this RCMA powder. These products will reflect the light, and give your skin a nice, subdued glow rather than a garish shine. When applying these, start with your hairline on one side, go down your cheekbone, up the bridge of your nose, back down the other cheek, and finish on the opposite hairline.

Leave Concealer Until Last

If you’re in the habit of applying concealer before foundation, then you’re probably using more than you need. The foundation helps to keep your concealer free of creases and imperfections. Try to go for a light concealer in a tone just a touch lighter than your skin. If you go too light, it will look fake. However, if you find concealer just a shade lighter than your perfect foundation tone, and use it sparingly, it will blend beautifully with the rest of your makeup.

The Top Three Worst Excuses For Not Tackling Home Repairs

 

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Household repairs are a pain. As much as they’re necessary, they’re also just plain annoying.

 

For one thing, it’s a financial cost on something that is just so unsatisfying. If you go through a redevelopment or renovate a room, then you at least have all the disturbance in exchange for a shiny new area of your house. However, with repairs, you have all the disturbance but none of the newness. All you get is your house returning to how it should be – and that, no matter which way you slice it, just isn’t as exciting.

 

Given this reality, it can be tempted to convince yourself that putting repairs off is a tempting and viable way of managing your house. Doing this tends to involve a series of carefully calculated little white lies; the untruths you try to convince yourself are reasonable.

 

Now, not to burst a bubble, but… that’s not going to work for long. If you find yourself recognizing any of the below excuses, then it might be time to finally launch yourself at that repair work. A little DIY or calling in the right pro could mean you no longer have to convince yourself of the below “truths”, which – as you will see – don’t stack up to that much scrutiny anyway…

 

“It costs too much money!”

 

Finances are tight. Everyone gets that; it’s been awhile since the populace as a whole seemed to have plenty of money to spend on whatever they chose. However, the immediate way of responding to this instinct is… it’s never not going to cost money. There’s no way you’re suddenly going to be able to find yourself considering the costs and realize everyone is charged $0 for the work.

 

Then there is the fact that it could end up costing you more in the long run. If you let issues go unmanaged, they will continue to deteriorate to the point where they will cost far more than they would have done to fix initially. If you have major structural issues with the foundations or external structure of your home, then these costs could spiral from the ‘expensive’ bracket and into the ‘can we afford to live here’ section. The cost of foundation repair and other major structural work is only going to increase.

 

“I don’t have time!”

 

This is the constant – and sure, we’re all busy people… but are you going to get any less busy any time soon? It seems unlikely. There’s never a ‘good time’ for a household repair; it’s always going to involve juggling other commitments and demands on your household finances.

 

Unless you have a block of time coming up when you will have nothing to do but your household repairs (and we’re talking weeks here), then not having enough time simply isn’t a believable reason for not getting down to the work.

 

“It’s such a big job!”

 

Well – as above – the one thing to keep in mind is that that’s not going to change any time soon. Leaving it isn’t going to make the job any smaller. In fact, as covered, time is probably going to make the issue even bigger. So tackle it now while it’s still as small and as manageable as it’s ever going to get.