It's safe to say that foundation is one of our most favorite makeup products, ever. We love how it gives the skin a flawless, clean canvas for us to work with. It provides the perfect base to help other makeup products like bronzers, blush and highlighters, among others, lay beautifully on the face and take your overall look to the next level.
As much as we love applying foundation products, it sure does come with a few challenges specially this spring/summer season. The warm climate can easily melt foundation from the skin before lunchtime, regardless if you're using a high end of drugstore brand, depending on your application techniques. Nobody wants a foundation that separates in just a couple of hours which is why we have put together a checklist of the steps you needed to take in order to make your foundation last throughout the day or until you decide to take it off:
Moisturizer - Foundation can cling to dry spots and emphasize your skin's textures which is why it is important that you use a moisturizer prior to makeup application. A moisturizer like the Talia Age Defying Day Cream will ensure that your skin is deeply nourished without leaving a greasy after-feel. It does a great job in eliminating flaky, and rough patches on the skin.
Primer - Through the years, primers have always been a subject of debate in the beauty world. Some say it works, while some say it doesn't. The purpose of the primer is to make sure that your makeup adheres to your skin for hours on end. If you haven't given it a try, by all means, do. After the moisturizing the face, apply a primer to smooth any fine lines, large pores or wrinkles.
Foundation - The key to making sure a foundation will stay intact during wear is by choosing the right formula. The warm season favors foundation products that are long-wearing with matte finish. If you're oily, stay away from glowy and radiant foundation formulas because it will separate easily on the T-zone.
Tools - Use a dense kabuki brush or a wet sponge to apply foundation on the skin instead of fingers. Your hands will mix your natural oils (and even sweat) to your foundation which can affect the formula and the way it lays on the skin.
Setting Powder and Spray - Liquid foundation needs to set by buffing in translucent powder on top of it. It will ensure that your foundation stays right where they are. To amplify the effects of setting powder, spritz on makeup setting spray to increase the longevity of foundation wear.
So there you have it! Simply follow these steps to make your foundation adhere to your skin from morning 'till night. Engage with us on Facebook and Instagram if you have other tips to share.