How To Apply Foundation On The Face? (9 Easy Steps)

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Are you not getting a flawless natural look on applying foundation? Do you see patches or uneven settlement of the foundation?

Do not worry! This article is just for you! Read the whole and learn to apply foundation on your face with proper procedure to get a natural look.

Also, a foundation cream makes your skin look brighter and toned. Therefore, choose a suitable foundation cream for yourself to get an even tone. For further information, enjoy reading the article!


How To Buy A Foundation Based On Your Skin Type? 

How to buy a foundation based on your skin type 

As mentioned above in the introduction, you have to choose the correct foundation cream to get excellent results and avoid an awkward look. So, you get 4 types of formulas of foundation in the market, namely water-base, oil base, silicon, and powder base. Out of which, you have to choose anyone according to your skin type.

A water-based formula foundation is to get light-weighted makeup, and an oil-based formula is to get an oily and thick creamy texture on the skin. Silicon base formula foundation gives you both creamy and watery textures like velvet, and a powder base one will give a smooth and soft makeup.

So, choose the one you like the most, looking at the right shade for your skin color. Also, look for all the tools required to apply the foundation cream to the face, like sponges, brushes, and beauty blenders. And buy a long-wearing one to last your makeup on your skin for around at least 8 to 10 hours.


Procedure To Apply Foundation Cream On Your Face

Procedure to apply foundation cream on your face

To get a natural-looking flawless skin on applying a foundation, read the given below easy nine steps. And start following these steps by first incorporating a daily proper skincare routine of keeping your skin moisturized, toned, and healthy.

1. Cleanse Your Face And Neck

So, the first, most essential step before applying foundation is to wash your face to clean the dirt and impurities, not later to form patches and uneven makeup. Either wash your face using a readymade face wash or soft soap. Or, use cleansing milk on a cotton pad and cleanse off your face and neck. You can also use cleansing water, balms, gel, or mud based on your skin type. For example, cleansing muds like charcoal or clay are good for oily skin as they absorb excess oil from the pores and balance the sebum production by giving clean skin.

If you want to remove the previous makeup, you can use makeup removers or micellar water. Cleaning your skin will help you apply foundation smoothly.


2. Exfoliate If Necessary

The exfoliation process means removing the dead and damaged skin cells from the skin. It is necessary to exfoliate your skin as the dead skin cells keep building up in time as they clog your skin pores and increase the risks of skin problems. But, if you have recently exfoliated your skin, it isn’t a necessary step.

Exfoliated skin will help you make an even and smooth base for foundation, which will give out a natural look. So, either make a scrub paste at home using natural ingredients or buy and exfoliate your skin once every week.


3. Apply Toner


Apply toner after exfoliation and even if you are missing out on the second step, apply a toner after cleansing your face. You can apply a facial toner once daily after washing your face to maintain smoothness and even skin tone. But, avoid alcoholic-toners as they are harsh and could dry your skin.

You can replace toner with face serum and wait after applying it on the skin until it dries. Even non-alcoholic toners could make your skin feel a little dry. Therefore, it is suitable for people with oily skin. And if you have dry skin, go for serum as it keeps your skin hydrated.

You can use your fingertips to dab it on the skin, but it is better to avoid letting your fingers’ dirt and oil stick to the face. Hence, use cotton pads or balls and dab evenly over your face and neck.


4. Moisturize Well

Moisturize Well

After around 5 to 10 minutes of applying toner, moisturize your skin with creams or moisturizers to rehydrate your skin. Moisturizing your skin will help you not get a cakey look on applying foundation. You can also use SPF 15 cream or higher to protect your skin and makeup from sun damage.

Moisturizer will provide a smooth surface for foundation and concealer and may also keep your makeup last for a longer duration. Also, it will relax your skin and make your skin feel afresh due to the hydration that moisturizer provides you.


5. Primer First

Most people ignore applying primer before applying foundation. But it is an essential step to follow. Primer will help you use less foundation, and it will make the process of applying foundation easier. It is best to use a silicone-based primer in the form of powders, gel, or cream.

A good quality primer also has waterproof properties to keep your makeup protected from sweat and water, and also it will give you a smooth and even makeup look. Just take some of it on your fingertips and spread it over your face and neck. It lets your makeup stay longer as it sticks the makeup to the skin.


6. Color Correct Skin

Color correcting your skin is a necessary step only if you have dark circles or patches on your face and neck. It covers the blemishes and neutralizes the uneven complexion tones. You can get it in different colors like pink, peach, green, lavender, orange-pink, and more.


7. Apply Foundation

Apply Foundation

Finally comes the step of applying foundation. So, first, choose the brush you are comfortable with and pour some of it on the back of your hand. Then dip the brush on it and start applying it from the center of your face, that is, nose and cheeks. And then gradually spread it in an outward direction all over the face and neck.

Other than the process mentioned, you can dab foundation all over the face and neck using fingertips or cotton pads. Use either of any tinted moisturizers, liquid, or cream foundation. And then spread it evenly using a beauty blending sponge. Do not press the sponge hard to avoid a cakey finish and instead get light makeup.

Tip: Start with a small amount of foundation on the skin to avoid cake face and clogged pores.


8. Use Concealer

Use Concealer

The concealer is similar to the foundation but a little thick. So, you can apply it under your eyes and on other dark areas, spots, and blemishes. It helps you hide the uneven skin tone and pigmentations. Apply it the same way you applied foundation.

Tip: Only apply concealer to hide the spots and marks and avoid foundation.


9. Powder To Set

Powder To Set

The last step is to apply powder over foundation and concealer to set your makeup and let it last for a longer duration. Do not use regular powders; instead, buy tinted or translucent setting powders or compact powders.

Dip the makeup brush in the powder and apply it all over your face and neck if you have oily skin. Otherwise, only dust it to the areas that tend to get oily later, like, under the eyes and chin.

The powder will set the foundation nicely as it works as a covering for your makeup. And it will prevent creasing and cakey look all day long.


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Bottom Line

To get a naturally flawless look on applying foundation rather than a cakey and unevenly toned look, follow the ten easy steps of applying foundation correctly.

First, cleanse your face and neck using a face wash, natural ingredient, soft soap, micellar water, or cleansing milk. Then exfoliate your skin if necessary and apply toner and then moisturizer. In a gap of 15 minutes, apply primer and then the foundation in an outward direction. Finally, dust some setting powder to let your makeup set properly and stay the same all day long.

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