Wearing make-up should just make you look like a prettier version of yourself. One of the most important things you can do to help achieve this, is to make sure you have a natural and flawless looking skin tone. At our age, our bodies are going through all sorts of changes and so we might be prone to more spots and blemishes. A great FOUNDATION will help hide these little imperfections. The thing is, it’s really easy to get this wrong. Getting it right means no one can tell you’re wearing it. Getting it wrong means at best, you look like you have a dirty face or worse you look like you’ve been Tango’d!
So what is Foundation?
Foundation is a skin coloured product that evens out the tone and texture of the skin. The right shade foundation will disappear on your skin and cover up all unwanted spots! The wrong shade will change the colour of your face completely, so you need to make sure you get a professional make-up artist to decide your skin tone. Most teenage girls go to a shop like Super Drug or Boots and test out the different shades on the back of their hand. But believe it or not, your hand color is a very different colour to your face. So in the end, you end up with the wrong shade – disaster!!
There are lots of different types of foundation you can use – here’s a guide to help you work out which one might be right for you, but as I said earlier, going to one of the trained make-up artists in a department store like John Lewis will help you find the best one for your skin type and tone.
1. POWDER – usually best for oily skin.
2. STICK – is great for dry and medium skin.
3. LIQUID – offers sheer to full coverage.
4. TINTED MOISTURISER – is usually for skin that is already perfect and doesn’t need foundation but just that bit of colour.
No matter what type of foundation you use, your fingers are the BEST application tool. Your body heat will warm up the product making it easier to apply. The one thing you HAVE to remember is that if you do use your hands you must make sure they’re CLEAN before you apply the foundation. (You can also choose to use a sponge or a foundation brush.)
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