For as long as I can remember, I’ve used a heavy foundation to try to cover-up my “imperfections”. Being of Irish and Scottish decent, I have been blessed with freckles galore. Of course I have learned to ‘work em’, but sometimes I just feel that one day I wish I’d wake up and they’d be gone and I would then be left with amazingly clear skin like Emma Stone or Jennifer Aniston. So, since I know this will never EVER happen, I’m gonna continue to work with what the good Lord gave me.
Foundation can be so deceiving when applied all over the face. You think covering the entire surface with an even layer of foundation would be the right thing to do, when actually, it’s so outdated. Hey! The 80′s called and want their foundation application back!
I have found, when I apply my favorite foundation (Dior) to only the areas of my face that are in need of it the most, I actually look more fresh and radiant looking. All my natural highlights have appeared and I feel even better knowing I don’t have a ton of makeup on my face.
1) I apply a drop of foundation to my hand and take my finger and dollop a small amount onto my cheeks, nose, eyelids (the tiniest bit), and chin. I avoid my forehead at this time only because it’s an area I’m not concerned about covering.
2) I then take my foundation brush and blend the dollops into the areas of concern for coverage and blend out to make sure that there are not any lines from the brush.I like to make sure my cheek and nose area are well blended to help with covering of the many-a freckles. I blend a touch of the foundation on my eyelid and chin area to help with the darker pigmentation I tend to have.
3) I try to avoid the forehead and temple area and the lower sides of my face just because, again, these are not areas of great concern when I am using my foundation and want to keep some of that natural highlight.
4) And there you have it! I have covered my areas of concern, but haven’t gone overboard to where I look like a caked up mess. Ain’t good. But these are just my problem areas and yours can be completely different. Heck! You probably don’t need foundation at all! But I wanted to show you how if you like a bit more coverage without it looking like a lot this is how you can go about it.
Have you tried this technique before? If so, how did you like it? What’s your best way of putting on foundation? Heck, what’s your favorite foundation? (Always curious hehe)