Anti-Aging Foundation Tips
Find the right kind of foundation for your skin type
Unfortunately foundation is not a one-size-fits-all kind of product. To make sure you find the right one for your skin type let us help you. Try a powder foundation if your skin tends to look oily during the day. If your skin looks dry and cakey after a while you are best to wear a liquid foundation that gives a dewy finish.
Solution when foundation looks patchy
If you find that your foundation coverage looks smooth and even when you apply it, but that it looks a patchy mess in no time, we can help too. The problem might be that you are applying your foundation in lighting that is too dark. Try to find the room with the brightest light and apply your makeup there. You will have more control over your foundation and it will be easier to blend. This way you will avoid that pesky foundation look that ends at your jawline.
Foundation disappeared at midday
Try to use primer or finishing powder. These products with make your skin hold on to your makeup longer and keep your skin hydrated. A moisturizing primer can do it all. Primer is best applied straight after cleansing in the morning.
Luxuria Finishing Powder can finish off your makeup look.
10 Commandments of Foundation
1. HYDRATE YOUR SKIN
The first thing to be aware of is to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate your skin for the best results.
2. HYDRATE YOUR SKIN
For the best result you should find a formula that compliments your skin type. Oil-free formulas are good for acne-prone or oily skin, and hydrating formulas are best for normal or dry skin. Sensitive skin is best served by a non-irritant formula, like non-comedogenic or hypoallergenic.
3. MATCH CORRECTLY
When choosing a foundation color, compare it to your jawline tone. Find a color that would disappear in natural sunlight. It means it blends in completely with your skin.
4. CHANGE WITH THE SEASONS
Be aware that your skin tone changes with the seasons. It can get lighter and darker and sometimes it changes with age. So adjust your foundation color regularly to keep up with the times.
5. CORRECT THAT COMPLEXION
Scars, marks or redness? Grab a corrector to smooth out your complexion. Green-based correctors can be used to counteract redness. To brighten up dull, lifeless-looking skin use a lavender-based corrector.
6. APPLY CONCEALER
Let your face get a better grip on your foundation, and so use less foundation, by adding concealer where needed. Be sure to blend it well.
7. TIME FOR FOUNDATION
Use the tip of a foundation brush to lightly pat the foundation onto your skin. When using liquid foundation drop a bit onto the back of your hand to dip the brush in. Work your way around your face and all down your neck. Don't forget about your ears. Blend it all with the brush for a flawless finish.
8. ADD A CONTOUR
Define your face by adding a slightly darker powder where you wish to create shadows. Apply the powder using a smaller angled powder brush and sweep it along the hairline. Then continue around the curve of the cheekbone near the side of your face. Finish underneath the jawline. All these motions create the shape of the number 3. Blend it all together.
9. TRUST YOUR BRONZER
Don't worry about the season, bronzers can give you a beautiful glow any time. Use a larger bronzer or powder brush to sweep a small amount wherever the sun would hit naturally. So your forehead, around your cheekbones, down the center of your nose and along the sides of your face. Again, be sure to blend well.
10. BE A MODEL
Finish of your look by adding some highlighter to soften lighting where you need it most. All you need it a small swipe down the center of your nose and along the top of the brow bone underneath the eyebrow for an instant lift. Blend well.
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