Arguably, foundation—or more accurately, the entire art of perfecting your skin with makeup—is the hardest element of the application process. Let’s face it: filling in your brows or swiping on mascara is not rocket science. But it takes a special effort (both in shade and product selection, along with technique) to make your skin look both natural and of course, flawless.
MISTAKE #1: USING A POWDER FOUNDATION:
The problem is that powder foundations don’t give you the best finish. The look right now is very, very natural and a little bit dewy and the best way to get said look is with a liquid foundation. Powders are drying, tend to cake and can even accentuate wrinkles because they settle into the creases.
We recommend Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Foundation! The smooth-finish of this foundation creates flawless looking skin as you wear it, while it also unleashes anti aging benefits from Peter Thomas Roth’s exclusive UnWrinkle formula. The foundation is oil-free and also contains SPF 20 to protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays. The long lasting foundation includes a moisturizer that keeps your complexion looking fresh and radiant throughout the day. Though it is good for all skin types, the Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Foundation is especially good for dry skin. Create as much coverage as you need with as many necessary applications of this buildable foundation. It’s make up; it’s an anti aging treatment; it’s sun block; its everything you need in one bottle.
FOUNDATION MISTAKE #2: APPLYING YOUR FOUNDATION WITH YOUR FINGERS OR A SPONGE
The reason foundation brushes are superior is because they use far, far less product and are also ACE at blending—and that means a smoother, more natural, less cakey application. Sponges are okaaaay (I’ve been trialling the Beautyblender lately and it’s quite nice) but the problem is that they waste a lot of product. Plus, they tend to be better at dabbing on areas where you need more coverage instead of creating a smooth, even application.
When looking for a foundation brush, make sure it’s synthetic, not animal hair (you should never use animal hair with liquids). And it’s a pain in the bum, but you also have to wash it regularly with either a makeup brush cleaner or a gentle baby shampoo.
We reccomend Glo Minerals Liquid Foundation brush! This brush is specifically designed for applying liquid foundations as it perfectly and evenly distributes makeup products to your skin. This high-quality brush has soft hairs and a tapered head for easy and gentle application. This brush makes it possible to get in those hard to reach places around the eyes and nose leaving you with natural-looking coverage.
And once your foundation is perfect….