6 mistakes people often make when applying foundation

There are some common mistakes people make when they apply foundation that you should know about, especially if you are new. ILLUME eMAG is going to tell you what they are and how to avoid them.

Not moisturizing before make-up

Why is it that the foundation keeps peeling off and feeling rough and unsightly, even if you have spread it equally on your face? That’s because you forgot to moisturize your skin before applying makeup, especially if you have dry skin. So, in order to avoid getting cakey make-up, moisturizing the skin beforehand is extremely important.

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Here are the steps to moisturizing your skin before make-up:

  • Wash your face thoroughly to remove dirt on your skin.
  • Use exfoliating products to remove rough skin and limit skin peeling when applying foundation.
  • Apply toner or water to balance moisture, helping the skin not become dry and stretched.
  • Use natural masks or available sheet masks to add moisture to the skin.
  • Apply a thin layer of moisturizer to help plump the skin while protecting it from makeup.

Not applying the foundation to the neck 

This is probably the most common makeup mistake that girls make, especially those who have just started getting used to make-up. All your meticulous makeup efforts will go to waste if your facial and neck skin areas are out-of-tone. So always pay attention to spread the foundation all the way down to the neck area so that the face and neck skin are evenly colored.

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Use makeup tools improperly

Many people use their hands to apply foundation to save time and money on brushes and sponges. However, using your hands to spread the foundation will make the foundation become patchy and uneven in color, not guaranteeing to cover fully and fade quickly. Moreover, it is also unhygienic because it will spread the bacteria on your hands to your face.

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Therefore, you should use a sponge or makeup brush to spread the foundation; it will make the foundation look prettier. However, the application techniques are crucial. If the make-up tools are improperly used, like rubbing the brush too hard when spreading, it will cause the foundation to be imprinted with brush hairs. Instead, you should gently “tap” it to make the light spread.

Choose inadequate foundation color to skin tone

One of the major mistakes women make is choosing the wrong foundation shade for their skin tone.

So, how do you pick the best foundation color for your skin? An expert advises that you should pay attention to the jewelry you wear.

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If you look best wearing silver jewelry, then most likely you have cool skin. If it is gold jewelry, it means you have warm or red skin. If both are good, then you have a neutral skin tone. You should test on the neck, shoulders, back, and chest to choose the perfect foundation color.

Apply thick foundation

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Quite a few girls think that adding layers of foundation will help increase coverage. But in fact, applying too much foundation will make the foundation look unnatural, prone to smudging, and revealing wrinkles (if any).

If the face has many defects, instead of overlapping layers of foundation, girls should choose foundation products with high coverage and use more products like primer, concealer, and powder.

Pick the wrong foundation

It is not just the skin tone that you should be worried about; you also need to determine how you want to apply makeup and find out what your skin type is to choose the appropriate foundation.

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For example, if you have oily skin, then you need to choose foundation products that are able to suppress oil. If you have dry skin, choose a foundation with good moisturization. If it is simply natural make-up or skin with few defects, choose products with low coverage. If you have a lot of blemishes or want perfect skin for a studio shoot, choose a product with medium to high coverage.

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