Foundation is meant to cover up all of your blemishes and provide a clean slate for the rest of your makeup, so it’s important to get the application process right. If you’ve been simply dabbing liquid foundation on your face right out of the bottle, you might be missing out on the benefits, according to Allure magazine.
Start out with a primer like Jane Iredale – Absence (SPF 15) Oil Control Primer, which will smooth out your skin and keep your makeup on all day. Next, use a damp sponge to apply liquid foundation like Youngblood – Liquid Mineral Foundation. This will help ensure that the pigment gets pushed into your skin while lifting up any excess.
When you’re applying, it’s best to start at your nose and work your way outward toward the edges of your face. This will help the foundation blend evenly and you won’t get that tell-tale foundation line where your jaw is. Finish up with a finishing powder, which should be buffed on in gentle, circular motions.