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How To Apply Liquid Foundation

Apr 13, 2018

December 8, 2017 by Komal Kaviliga , Afsha Rangila


Ever wonder how someone’s makeup looks so perfect? It all starts with a flawless base. If you’re anything like me when it comes to perfecting makeup, you probably spend hours in the efforts of trying to achieve the perfect base. If the base isn’t perfect, the rest of your makeup endeavors would end up being for naught. So let’s take a closer look at how exactly to apply liquid foundation.

Before going to discuss on applying liquid foundation, let’s see the requirements.

What You Will Need?

  • Primer: We don’t talk about primers enough, but they are definitely worth the attention. Primers not only even out the skin, making it smooth for easy application of the foundation, but also help the makeup last a lot longer.

  • Foundation of Your Choice: Grab your favorite foundation! Try and choose something that suits your skin type. If you have oily skin, you would probably be better off with something that is water-based. If you have dry skin, pick something that will add moisture to your skin.

How To Apply Liquid Foundation On Face?

Here is a step by step tutorial on applying liquid foundation on face.

1. Prime Your Skin

This is an extremely important step if you want your makeup to last long. I’m sure that no one wants their makeup to wear off in a few hours, so DO NOT skip this step. You’ll be thanking me, big time. Focus on the area where you think the makup will wear off most or where there are a lot of pores. The problem areas are usually the T-zone, areas around the nose, and under the eyes.

2. It’s Time For The Foundation

Take the foundation of your choice and pump some out at the back of your hand. Choose it wisely! Pick according to the occasion, time of the day, the season, and skin type. I personally like to use either the Maybelline Matte+Poreless foundation or the Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation.

3. Grab The Tool Of Your Choice

Go natural! Use what was given to you! We all started there! In fact, I still use my fingers to apply bb cream and fix up certain parts. The ring finger is a great tool! It serves mighty well while applying the concealer. However, do not use your fingers if you have oily skin as the natural oils in your fingers can spread to the face.


4. Blot The Excess Foundation Using A Tissue!


You don’t want a cake on your face, do you? Use a tissue to blot out any excess product. This prevents the product from creasing any further. Pay special attention to the areas around the nose and eyes. Wait for some time after applying the foundation so that it sets in place before moving on to other products.

5. Pop Of Color


Now is the time to add on the rest of the products. Blush, highlighter, bronzer – go crazy! (But not too crazy. You’re not going to perform at a circus).

6. Set The Foundation

Well, you’ve applied the foundation and also added on the rest of your makeup to complete your look – now what? It’s not over yet. You can’t make all of these efforts and not protect your work, right? Make sure to set your foundation with a setting powder. This will keep the foundation in place and help it last longer. You can also top it all off with a makeup setting spray.