For most women, one essential to a complete make up look is foundation – either creme, liquid or powder – and concealer. The pressing question is… how do you get that airbrush finish no matter the brand of the product? Here are a few of our top tips to get that flawless finish:
1. Cleanser and Moisturizer: Looking after your skin from an early age is an integral part of attaining that picture perfect finish. We suggest Alpha-H’s Micro Cleanse and Kora’s Hydrating Day and Night Cream.
2. Application of Concealer: For liquid concealers, place a small amount on the back of your hand, take a small make up brush and blend it in to the red areas on your face and any dark circles you may have.
For stick concealers, again use a small brush to apply the product onto your face. By using a small brush you are stopping any excess oils from your hands being applied on your face and messing up your concealer. After the concealer has been applied, use a finishing or translucent powder over the areas you have used concealer on – only a small amount, you do not need a lot, the powder sets the concealer so it doesn’t smudge when you apply foundation.
3. Application of Foundation: For liquid foundations, put a small amount on the back of your hand and use a foundation brush to start from your nose. Use small criss-cross strokes until your entire face is covered in a fine layer. Once this is complete use your finishing or translucent powder and apply all over the face until to set the foundation.
For powder foundation, apply a small amount of powder onto your brush (Kabuki Brush or similar) and start from your T-Section (nose and eyebrow/forehead area). Move outwards with circular motions to apply evenly and reapply powder onto the brush when necessarily.
For creme foundation, use the liquid foundation method.
Check out one of our favourite makeup guru Michele Phan’s amazing tutorial on a flawless finish.