Five Foundation Hacks You Should to Know

Foundation looks simple. Apply your base, and move on. However, there is a reason they call it foundation. It has the power to bring your whole makeup look together with a perfect, strong base. It may not be the most exciting step, but deserves your attention. Aecia Littman, a makeup artist based in Hawaii, shares the tricks five foundations hacks to give skin looking its best.

Five Foundation Hacks

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  • Test OUT Three shadows in the jawbone

Finding the perfect foundation shade can be a serious game of trial and error. Too light, too dark, too pink, and too orange. The search can make you feel like Goldilocks until you find one that is fair. Littman recommends treating three foundations in different shades along your jaw, which is a better match of color to your face in the back of the hand. Choose the best of the three, then try the shade, above, and below on your jaw line.

  • Use two different tones

Depending on the amount of time you spend in the sun, your face may actually has different shades. In that case, you may have to use two different colors to maintain natural-looking skin. A darker one for the light that strikes more and one a lighter tone for the rest of your face.

  • Know your skin type and the corresponding Formula Foundation

Your skin type and the base formula go hand in hand, says Littman. Use of products for dry skin? Littman says her go-to is a liquid foundation with a moisturizing emollient base as sheaf butter. As usual, you can experiment with your options, but Littman thinks liquid looks most natural and beautiful on the skin. For oily and combination, try bases in powder or cream to powder formulations to hold off the oiliness.

  • Always Slide Down

Contrary to what experts in skin care you can tell, upward sweeping movements are not always the best for your skin. When applying foundation, Littman says always brushing in downward strokes. This is a simple tip: if you are applying foundation strokes, always down stroke.

  • Start in the East

“Usually, the redness is obtained in the T zone,” says Littman. First applying most of foundation in the nose, the center of the forehead and chin, and on the apples of your cheeks. And work out from there-your five areas that really, need greater coverage.

  • Just Powder Your T-Zone

Getting the dreaded “pie face” is a nightmare foundation. Generally, you want your foundation to look like you are wearing nothing at all.


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