June 09, 2013

3 Rules For Flawless Foundation - GUEST POST

Today's post is from the lovely Amanda of Skincare HQ blog.

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3 Simple Rules for Flawless Foundation
If you want that absolutely flawless finish, then there are three all-important things you must keep in mind. At some point, we have all sat there, staring into the mirror, trying our hardest to figure out how those 'other women' get their foundation to look perfect. Why doesn't it work that way for you, you might be asking. Well, we understand your plight, really we do! That's why today we have come to you with our three rules for flawless foundation. We hope they help!

Rule One: Choose Your Foundation Wisely
This is rule number one for a very good reason. It doesn't matter one iota how you put your foundation on or what you set it with if you didn't pick the right foundation to begin with. There are several things to think about when narrowing down your options. First, pick a foundation that is designed for your skin tone, whether that be dry, oil, or combination. I personally love LORAC products as they seem to work flawlessly with my skin. Next, make sure you match your tone and undertone, and that you will be able to get the desired amount of coverage. Once you find a foundation which matches all of those things, you have found the illusive 'perfect' foundation and are ready to go!

Rule Two: Apply Lightly
Many people think that more foundation is better when in fact, the exact opposite is true. Use as little foundation as possible in order to maintain a beautifully natural skin instead of looking caked on and over made. Besides, the less foundation you use, the less likely it is that you will smudge, smear, crack, or get those awful lines on your face. No woman wants any of that to happen, especially not halfway through your busy schedule when it's harder to touch up. So, for all intents and purposes, try to practice use as little foundation as possible to do what you want it to do.

Rule Three: Set With A Fantastic Powder
Once you've mastered applying the foundation itself, you need to learn how to set it with a fantastic powder. First, you need to find that powder. Look back at rule number one, and follow the same instructions only in relations to a powder. Then, learn how to lightly dust over your foundation in order to set it. Setting your foundation helps to keep it in place, and also helps to keep your skin from getting too oily during the day. A good powder will also help dull down any extra shine that may be left once you've put on your foundation. Shiny nose? No thank you!

Lorac Powder Foundation - one of my favourites
There you have it ladies. Those are the three rules to flawless foundation. This is what those 'other girls' knew that you didn't, and hey, guess what? Now you know too! Just make sure you use them daily and you will soon become a real pro at perfecting your desired look. Do you happen to have any tips you'd like to share, or want to say something about our three rules? If you do, feel free to tell us all about it in the comments below. We can't wait to hear what you have to say!

Author Bio: Amanda is a makeup fanatic and the author of SkincareHQ.org. Aside from writing, Amanda loves to travel and one day dreams of living in Buenos Aires! Questions or comments for Amanda? Feel free to connect with her @Skincare_HQ on Twitter!

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