How much is too much foundation?
There are many times when a full face of flawlessly applied makeup is the appropriate look, and then there are times when the imperfections of your skin should show thru just a little or it looks unnatural. Airbrush foundation is a fabulous tool to have available for long lasting makeup, but it is not right for every occasion.
The red carpet or event photos…this is when your foundation should be full coverage with contouring and matte finish using a powder or setting spray. It is imperative to use a primer for this look and to let the primer sit on the face and settle before applying the rest of your makeup.
Then there is the occasion of going to a pool party, coffee with friends, or a casual BBQ when looking over done and fancy is not the right look
A trick to applying perfect foundation when you only want to even out your skin tone ad look polished not ‘done up’
- Use a smaller brush, my absolute favorite is by Rain Cosmetics and I think it is supposed to be used for the crease of the eye, however I think it works incredibly well for light foundation and concealer.
- Next start in the middle of the face in the T-Zone and then feather out the product towards the outer edges of your face, but don’t put more product on the brush
- Lastly go back over your face with a small fluffy brush that does not have any make up on it
- lightly dust over the applied foundation with a clean brush to remove extra product off your skin, this will leave a polished glowing complexion rather than a ‘made up’ matte look.
One of my ‘Go-to’ foundation choices is Conceal and Reveal by Rain Cosmetics because it is heavier than tinted moisturizer, but not a heavy feeling foundation…and it has SPF in it, so it is great for an everyday look. Not great for photos, ladies!