Quick Tip for Flawless Foundation Application (With Video)
January 08, 20193 min read
That smooth and flawless mineral foundation look.
Here is how to achieve it.
Just make sure that your moisturizer has had time to settle into your skin for a few minutes before applying any makeup over top of it.
Something that many women who are new to mineral makeup may not know when first starting out is important it is to let your daily moisturizer (and eye cream/sunscreen!) absorb fully into your skin before going ahead and applying your mineral foundation.
This is important because:
it allows your moisturizer, sunscreen, and any other skin care products to absorb uniformly into your skin;
it prevents your foundation from being transferred around during your makeup application;
it helps your makeup application become unevenly distributed;
your foundation will apply smoothly and melt into your skin
Dry on Wet
As you can imagine, if you layer a dry powder-based product like mineral foundation on top of a wet area it will be very difficult to buff out and move around because as soon as the dry product hits the wet area it will absorb the moisture and become difficult to buff evenly into the skin.
After waiting for several minutes (I made myself a quick cup of tea in the meantime) and allowing the moisturizer to fully absorb and settle into my skin I applied the exact same foundation using the exact same Ultimate Kabuki Brush in the exact same way, and the results (shown below) truly highlight how important this one simple step is in (easily!) achieving smooth and flawless foundation coverage.
The good news is this tip is so super easy that anyone can do it– you don’t need to be a makeup artist or a beauty expert, all you need is a few minutes and you can easily achieve a gorgeous, even, smooth foundation application!
Don’t skip the moisturizer (or sunscreen) either– keeping your skin hydrated and protected are of course the two very first steps to a smooth and easy foundation application. Mineral makeup (or any makeup) won’t settle as evenly over areas of skin dryness, so making sure to moisturize beforehand is such an important first step. And, of course, with sun damage being responsible for the vast majority of premature ageing and discoloration sunscreen is the #1 best pro-aging skincare product out there– really!
Still new to all of this? It's super simple to find your very own perfect mineral foundation match with our Foundation Shade Finder right over here.
Abby is a photographer and blogger who never says no to a hot cup of tea or a new shade of lipstick. She lives in Monterey, CA with her husband where they enjoy hiking, cooking/eating everything vegan, and basically living the (neat and tidy) hippie dream. You can follow her @abby.roe.photo on instagram