Delaine Myles
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How to make Foundation Look Like Skin (Natural)

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We really just want our foundation to make our skin look like, well, skin (minus the redness, acne scars, fine lines, and sun spots, natch). Celebrities look so great on the red carpet because they’re usually wearing foundation. It makes anyone’s skin look flawless. Here’s how to get natural make up look.

Step 1: Find your perfect foundation

Test foundation on your jawline and check it in the daylight. The color is correct if it disappears without blending.If you’re not sure of what foundation is best for your skin, get a beauty adviser at a department store to help you pick the perfect color, and ask for a sample to take home.

Step 2: Prepare your skin

For the perfect canvas, make sure your skin is clean and moisturized. Wait five minutes before you apply foundation to let moisturizer sink in your skin. Primer is an optional step unless your makeup has to last through a late night. Or use it alone on lazy days as a quick complexion smoother.

Step 3: Blend it the right way

If you want just a little coverage, use your fingers. For more coverage, use a sponge. For everyday, dab foundation only where you need it to hide pimples, camouflage redness or even out your T-zone. To get an airbrushed finish, blend makeup all over, including the eye area, starting in the middle and working your way out. Just don’t pile on extra for big events or photos.

Use your Digital cameras or phone flash the help determine if you applied a little too much makeup.

Less is more.

Step 4: Use concealer after foundation

If you apply concealer before foundation, you might use more than you need. And that base of foundation keeps concealer crease-free. Look for a lightweight liquid in a color one shade lighter than your skin. However, going too light looks fake!Use a small, pointy brush to cover the darkest part of under-eye circles usually right below the inner and outer corners. If other little skin flaws aren’t quite covered by your foundation, dab on a tiny bit of concealer there too.

Step 5: Finish with luminous powder

New translucent powders that reflect the light help skin glow and take down shine. Starting at your hairline on one side, swoop down to your cheekbone, up to the bridge of your nose, back down the other cheek, then up again to the opposite hairline.

Demonstration on how to make your make up have a natural skin look 

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