Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tip Tuesday: Mix Primer With Your Cream Foundation

You can wear a cream foundation straight out of the bottle for an opaque, full coverage look. Or ...you can make your foundation more translucent by mixing it with some primer.

This is the best way to retain the foundation's coverage without looking caked on. Plus, you get to reap the long-lasting durability that cream foundation has over liquids and powders. This also helps the makeup blend seamlessly with the first layer of primer on your skin.

Want to know more about cream foundations?

Everyone can use cream foundation. Those of us with oily skin, however, should use a damp sponge to apply it. 

Most foundations have oil in their formula to give the coverage blend-ability. Using the sponge will pick up the pigment, but not the oil in the foundation. You'll still get great coverage, but not the shine.

For dry or combination skin types, use your foundation brush and buff the foundation onto the skin, concentrating on the center of your face, which is typically where your skin has the most discoloration. The further you get from the center, the less coverage you want, to maintain a more natural, less mask-like look.

I hope you learned something useful. Thank you for your time, and stay beYOUtiful!

- Becky xoxox