Mar 15, 2019
Create the base of the skin
Before using the foundation, tone up your skin with the makeup base. Then, apply the foundation with your finger tips or a sponge.
MAKEUP BASEApplying the makeup base.
1 To create a perfect base of your skin, you should first apply the makeup base to your forehead, cheeks, nose, and the tip of your chin. Use your middle and ring fingers up to the second joint and spread the base evenly with a gentle massaging motion, reaching up to around your eyes. To apply the makeup base to larger areas such as your cheeks and forehead, move your fingers in broad strokes. This will prevent unevenness and help the foundation spread more smoothly and last longer. For small areas such as your eyes and nostrils, smooth the makeup into your skin in smaller, delicate strokes using your fingers.
2 Using the sponge. Lighly pat the cheeks, gently hold the narrower side of an oval sponge and use the wider side to apply the foundation. When applying the foundation to larger areas such as your cheeks, pat your skin lightly and rhythmically. Spread the foundation over the contours of your face by stroking the skin smoothly.
3 Apply the foundation smoothly from the bridge of the nose. Apply the foundation to your forehead by patting, moving on to the area between the eyebrows and the bridge of your nose. For the bridge of your nose, work the sponge in a downward motion since this area is angular, and use only a small amount of foundation. A good guide is to have just enough foundation on the sponge to reach your chin.
4 Fold the sponge for smaller areas. For the areas under your eyes, over your nostrils, and around the mouth, fold the sponge in two. If necessary, apply a second layer to areas of concern. Do not apply foundation to your eyelids.Applying the makeup foundation.
1 Using your fingers and a sponge. Lightly pat the cheeks. Take some foundation on the back of one hand, and then spread it lightly over your skin using the other hand’s middle and ring fingers up to their second joint. Smooth it outward over your cheeks and spread lightly over the contours of your face. The key is to not give a strong pressure. Apply the foundation gently under your eyes, working from the center of your forehead outward, toward your temples.
2 Apply the foundation smoothly from the bridge of the nose. Apply foundation lightly to the bridge of your nose, around your nostrils and lips. For best results, apply a very thin layer on the T-zone and other areas that move.Apply another layer in a patting motion if there are any areas of concern.
3 Fold the sponge for smaller areas. Use the sponge to remove any excessive oil, which will improve the foundation’s ability to hold the makeup. Pat your cheeks and forehead to blend in the foundation along your hairline. Use the sponge in a downward motion over the bridge of your nose. Use the tip of the sponge to finish small areas, such as around your nostrils and under your eyes. Do not apply foundation to your eyelids.