It’s Friday, the perfect excuse to finally put on some obvious make-up but you don’t want to look like you’re overly done up. You’re in luck, we’ve compiled a few tips for that clean base to work with.

  1. You don’t need to apply too much foundation

    Your main focus should be using foundation more so on spots where [more coverage is] needed, like around the nose and eyes. Then, blend by dabbing (not rubbing!) with a Beautyblender to make your foundation one with your skin.

    You may also achieve this by applying five dots of foundation—one each on your cheeks, forehead, chin, and neck—and distributing outward in circular motions using a foundation brush will give you a flawless result.

  2. Both oil and water mix well with foundation

    To achieve a glowy look, start with your skin care routine. A good essential oil such as cocnout oil or a droo of olive oil under the primer will give you tha effect. You may also mix water into foundation right before application. It adds moisture without any excess oil and makes the skin look even more radiant.

    After applying foundation, spray a skin-soothing mist onto the large, flat side of a damp beauty blender and press it into your skin all over to diffuse the look of ‘makeup’ and give you a very natural, hydrated complexion.

  3. Blot, don’t powder.

    “Instead of using setting powder for shine control touch-ups throughout the day, use blotting papers to avoid looking like you have too much makeup on.”

    Rather than reapplying in the afternoon, try freshening up makeup throughout the day with a spritz of toner. If you use a toner that doesn’t come in spritz bottle, you may purchase spritz bottles from any beauty stores near you. This reactivates the pigments in foundation and leaves the skin feeling hydrated, fresh, and glowing—not to mention making foundation look fresh. Keep the shine down the center of your nose and on the apples of your cheeks when brushing on setting powder or using blotting papers so skin still looks like skin.”

  4. You have permission to use your hands.

    Use the natural warmth that emanates from your fingers to help diffuse the product, taking special care to blend well on the chin and jawline, as well as down the nose. Here is where Beautyblender is your best friend, as it really pushes the product into the skin and erases any ‘makeup-y’ texture—a telltale sign of badly applied foundation. This way, all the product seeps into your skin and the foundation brush or beauty blender simply blends it out without sucking in the product.


    With these foundation application suggestions, you’re definitelu going to look your best this weekend.


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