Face foundation - what should you know about it?
Many of us can't imagine our everyday make-up without a face foundation, which unifies the skin tone and hides imperfections. What is worth knowing about it? How to choose the perfect shade? What is the best way to apply it? Check it out:
To begin with, let's deal with one of the most popular myths that float around about using face foundation. Some say that applying foundation every day accelerates skin ageing. This is not true. Colour cosmetics are not able to have such an effect on the skin. And some of them additionally contain so-called anti-ageing ingredients, which support anti-ageing care. Thanks to the content of skincare substances, the foundation can support the cream's action. It can also act as a protective barrier and protect the skin from external factors.
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The right foundation and other colour cosmetics for your skin type will not harm it as long as you wash them off before going to bed. Make sure you remove your make-up thoroughly! Makeup remains can slow down the skin's renewal process and lead to irritation and inflammation. Remember that what has the greatest impact on the appearance of the skin and the ageing process is daily skincare.
How to choose the perfect shade?
The best way is to test your chosen foundation colours directly on your face, for example on your jaw. If you do not have this option, test the colours on the outside of your hand. The shade testing so popular on the wrist usually leads to the wrong choice. The skin there is thinner, lighter, with visible veins and does not reflect the actual skin colour on the face and neck. Pick your foundation colour in natural daylight or an artificial light that imitates daylight. Once you have applied the shades you want to test on your skin, wait a while - some foundations can oxidise and change colour slightly.
How to avoid the mask effect?
When applying foundation, make sure that there is no contrast between the shade of your face and neck. If this is the case, apply some foundation on the neck as well, to even out the colour. Always apply foundation to the jawline, hairline, temples and ears.
Why is it worth using a make-up blender?
Because it allows you to apply your foundation perfectly and evenly - without streaks or spots. Use this special sponge to apply foundation on the skin, making it look more natural and light. It's worth choosing a blender that has both a large, flat surface and a pointed tip. This allows you to quickly apply foundation to larger areas of the face and to carefully apply it in folds and hard to reach places. Using this sponge is not difficult or time-consuming at all.
What to remember when using a make-up blender?
Before use, be sure to soak it under running water and squeeze thoroughly. The sponge will increase its volume. Apply foundation in a stamping motion, spot by spot - don't smudge, just gently pat it into place. You can also use it to apply other liquid cosmetics such as concealer and even some loose powders. Wash your blender thoroughly after each use to remove any leftover cosmetics and prevent bacteria from multiplying. Leave it in a place where it can dry well.