Finding Foundation

Hello and welcome! Since I have just launched my blog and am in the building process, I figure that I should start off with a solid FOUNDATION (insert winky face). But for real… those of us that are well versed in the medium of foundation know that using the correct kind as well as executing the application properly can make or break your entire look. “How hard can smearing some stuff on your face be?” you may ask. Oh trust me, there is more than meets the eye. There are a few factors that go into having a successful foundation routine. First off, shade of choice. When you go to purchase a foundation, you never EVER want a color that is darker than your natural skin tone. This terrible mistake is what causes foundation lines where you can clearly see where a girls glowing tan skin gets about three shades lighter. To avoid this problem, match your foundation to your skin tone, and if in doubt go lighter. I promise you that you do not have to be tan to be beautiful. Second is the consistency of the foundation. There are lots of options as far as types of foundations you can choose from. My personal preference is a more light and creamy consistency, as it goes on smooth and doesn’t require too much blending. What you most definitely do not want is a foundation that is too thick and cakey. It is okay to get something with more coverage if that is what you want, but don’t buy a product that is going to act as a second skin. I would recommend a Clinique brand foundation if you want something lighter, but still with enough coverage. Lastly is the application process. What you don’t want to do is put too much on and get a wet shiny look. To prevent this from happening, what I do is put a small dot of foundation on each cheek, one on my chin, forehead, and on the bridge of my nose. This will help you to evenly distribute just the right amount of foundation all over your face. Once you have you foundation on and properly blended, it’s always a good idea to follow up with concealer on problem areas and a light dusting of powder all over your face. If you follow these few foundation basics, you should definitely be on the right track! The last tip I have for you that can totally change the end result of your blending is to invest in a beauty blender. They are like a compact sponge that blends your makeup better than a brush, or even your fingers. You can purchase these at larger makeup stores like Ulta. That’s all for finding your foundation! If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to express them! Thanks for reading!

Live beautiful XOXO,

Laurel Alane

One thought on “Finding Foundation

  1. Donna Fogle says:

    Thanks for the foundation tips Laurel and for the humor! Your blogs are so fun to read. Keep standing on the firm foundation! 😜 Jesus is our rock…Matthew 7:24


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