How to Apply Foundation With a clean face, cleanse, tone and moisturize.Apply primer. Apply foundation to freshly moisturized skin to ensure you have a perfect base on which to work.Then, I use a cosmetic sponge to apply most types of foundation –Try not using your fingertips which results in an uneven, greasy finish.Apply foundation in dots, then blend each one with your sponge.Dampen the sponge first of all, then squeeze out the excess moisture – this will prevent the sponge from soaking up too much costly foundation.Check for tidemarks on your jawline, nose, forehead and chin.Choose a color only one shade lighter than your skin tone for the most natural look. You will get best results if you use a flat brush to apply the cream into the hollows of the shadow and then gradually blend it into the rest of your makeup.Then apply some powder to finish it off. Loose powder is great!
Makeup Box – A Makeup Artist’s Tool Kit to brush up your makeup
Bring out the makeup artist in you with a good collection of makeup brushes, sponges and curlers. Even the most expensive and quality makeup in the world won’t look particularly great without the correct makeup tools. For a professional finish you need the right tools. This means investing in a set of good brushes and applicators. Here’s your basic cosmetics tool kit .
1. Makeup Sponge
It is best to have a wedge-shaped makeup sponge, so you can use the finer edges to help blend in foundation round your nose and jaw line, while the flatter edges are great for the cheeks, forehead and chin. However, if you prefer not to use a synthetic sponge try the small, natural ones instead.
2. Powder Brush
Get used to using a powder brush each time you put makeup on. To prevent a caked or clogged finish to your face powder use a large, soft brush to dust away any excess.
3. Blusher Brush
Use to add a pretty glow to your skin with a light dusting of powder blusher. A blusher brush is slightly smaller than a powder brush to make it easier to control.
4. Eyeshadow Brush
Smooth on any shade of eyeshadow with this brush.
5. Eyebrow Tweezers
It is essential to have a good pair of tweezers for regularly tidying up the eyebrows.
6. Eyeshadow Sponge
An sponge applicator is great for applying a sweep of pale eyeshadow that does not need much blending or applying high lighter to your brow bones.
7. All-in-one eyelash brush/comb
Great for combing through your lashes between coats of mascara for a clump-free finish. Flip the comb over and use the brush side to seep your eyebrows into shape, or soften penciled-in brows.
8. Lip brush
Use to create a perfect outline for your lips and then use to fill in the shape with your lipstick.
9. Eyelash curlers
Once used, they’ll soon become a beauty essential! Curlier eyelashes help open up your eyes and make a huge difference to the way you look.
Of course there’s more to it, but here are the bare essentials.