How to apply the perfect amount of foundation

March 27th, 2012 | Contributed by:

Applying the perfect amount of foundation will ensure a truly flawless complexion!As you’ve probably witnessed, many women aren’t quite sure how much foundation is too much. If you’ve ever noticed a woman with a cakey face or a completely different colored neck, you know exactly what we’re talking about. Luckily, it’s easy to avoid this common mishap.

According to Allure Magazine, you should be applying six dime-sized dots of product to your face, whether you’re using a cream foundation or a liquid like Sothys – Lift Defense Foundation. Dab two on your forehead, one on each side of your nose, one on the tip of your nose and one on your chin.

Use your clean fingers or a makeup sponge like Jane Iredale – Flocked Sponge to blend down or sideways so the dots all converge, but avoid going in upward motions. Doing so can cause the foundation to get caught in your peach fuzz, creating a rough, dark effect that’s not flattering on anyone.

Finish up with a translucent face powder to zap shine and set your foundation, then you’re good to go.


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