The do's and don'ts of using foundation

Foundation makes up a greater part of a makeup routine as it helps in masking blemishes on the skin that would otherwise compromise the appearance of the skin. Unfortunately, most

The do's and don'ts of using foundation
  • PublishedApril 5, 2022

Foundation makes up a greater part of a makeup routine as it helps in masking blemishes on the skin that would otherwise compromise the appearance of the skin.

Unfortunately, most people make mistakes while applying foundation which messes up with their overall look. Here are a few rules to observe when using foundation to achieve optimal results.

Do: adhere to a skin care routine

Your foundation will not do everything else that you will achieve with a cleanser, a moisturiser and all the other products that your skin needs to thrive. Therefore, you must adhere to a skincare routine that allows you to care for your skin with essential products in the morning and evening, including wearing sunscreen.

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Don’t: apply too much foundation

You may be tempted to apply a thick layer of foundation on your skin. However, this only works against you as it will make your face look bulky. A thick layer of foundation also makes your skin look wrinkled and untidy.

Do: get the right shade

The thing about sharing makeup of any kind is one always ends . When buying makeup ensure that you get a series of tests to determine the best foundation that will suit your complexion.

Also, avoid sharing makeup as you almost always end up wearing makeup that does not suit your complexion. Sharing makeup also means transfer of germs from one individual to another, which is pretty unhealthy.

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Do: get a blender or foundation brush

Both the makeup blender and brush can be used while applying makeup depending on one’s preferences but mostly because of the end result. The blender helps in marrying the makeup with the skin thus having a flawless finish.

Even though the brush may not have the same effect, it is considered more skin friendly because the makeup does not enter into a deeper skin layer thus making easy to clean out later on.

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Do: follow an Eco-friendly routine

It is important to be considerate of the planet and the overwhelmed landfills when it comes to picking makeup in general. Therefore, it is important that you consider brands that package their foundation in containers that can be recycled or reused. Unfortunately, many companies are just getting wind of the circular economy concept. Therefore, it might be a while before such concepts are adopted.

However, you could just do the bare minimum by using reusable cloth wipes to remove your makeup instead of the disposables one which tend to take longer to decompose.

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Do: maintain hygiene

This includes cleaning your makeup tools, not sharing your foundation, not holding onto old foundation, never sleeping with foundation on and putting foundation on a fresh face.

This will ensure you do not get breakouts or reaction that can later be mistakenly blamed on the brand of makeup you are using.

In light of the above, may you find the perfect foundation that does it for you!

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