The first step when applying foundation is to ensure that you shake the bottle well.
This is particularly important when using oil based foundations as they tend to separate.
If you haven’t already applied some moisturizer to your face then add a touch of moisturizer to your palm (just a few drops will do) and mix it with the foundation that you will also apply to your palm.
Once this is well mixed, take some of the foundation and the end of your fingers or a small sponge and dot it about your cheeks, chin, forehead and nose.
With sufficient foundation in these areas you can start to smooth it over your face.
Gently blend the foundation over your face in an upward and outward motion.
Be sure that you don’t miss any areas and in particular the sides of your nose.
Blend it well where your nose and cheeks meet as it is quite easy in this area to get a build up a foundation that can look quite unsightly.
Other areas that need special attention are under your eyebrows and around the jaw line.
Make sure that you blend the foundation just below the jaw line.
When you’re finished gently blot your face with a tissue to ensure that there is no excess oil left on your skin.
A good application of foundation should look very natural and not as though it has being plastered on.
In addition to using the correct procedure for applying a foundation you must choose a foundation that is suitable for your skin type and your skin coloring.
If you can’t find a foundation that blends well with your skin coloring it might be necessary for you to get two foundations and mix them together for your own custom blend.
As foundation is the base for all your makeup it is essential that you get this step right.