7 Foundation Hacks You Should Know

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Types of foundation. Image from http://www.makeup.la/2018/02/21/different-types-of-makeup-foundation-how-and-when-to-use-them/

Foundation is a must-have in your makeup arsenal. It helps give you flawless-looking skin and is a crucial step to creating great makeup looks. Additionally, it’s a versatile product that you can use in many ways in your makeup routine. Whether you’ve run out of other products or want to improve your makeup application, there’s nothing a little of it can’t fix. Here are some foundation hacks you should know.

  1. Buy Two Foundations

Wearing the wrong foundation shade can mess up your whole makeup look. However, it’s still a struggle for many to find their exact shade. If you can’t seem to find the right shade, you can buy two shades and mix them.  Choose shades that are close to your skin complexion (one lighter and one darker) and combine them while applying your foundation. It may be a bit expensive but this hack will give you a more flawless and even look. 8 Tips For Picking The Right Foundation Shade

  1. Mix With Oil

There are two types of foundation – full coverage and light coverage. Though full coverage foundations are longer-lasting, they tend to look cakey and overbearing for regular, everyday makeup. You can turn a full coverage into a light coverage without spending any extra money. Adding a few drops of facial oil will make it lighter and you’ll end up using less foundation.

  1. Prime Your Lips

Want to make your lipstick look flawless? Foundation can do the trick. Priming is essential in effortless makeup application. However, lip primers are a luxury for most people. You can still get the desired effect when you use foundation. It creates a smooth base and helps the lipstick last longer. Use a damp beauty blender, apply foundation on your lips then use a lip brush to apply your lipstick of choice. 7 Tips To Wear Bold Lipstick Colours

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  1. Perfect Your Winged Liner

It’s almost impossible to get the perfect winged liner using free hands. Luckily, some hacks can help you clean up any smudges or crooked lines. If you’re unsatisfied with the way your winged liner looks, you don’t have to start all over again. You can use foundation to hide those imperfections. Dip a concealer brush in your foundation then drag it along your liner to give you a more defined cat-eye. 6 Creative Ways To Wear Eyeliner

  1. Mix With Setting Spray

We all know the struggle of having to touch up your makeup after a few hours especially if you have oily skin. Well, you can go on about your day without worrying about how your makeup looks with this hack. The setting spray helps keep makeup in place. Therefore, when you mix it with foundation, it won’t budge.  Here are 7 Uses Of Setting Spray

  1. Conceal Dark Circles

Dark circles can really diminish your physical appearance making you look older and tired. However, there’s nothing much you can do about them especially in a short period of time. If you struggle with dark circles under your eyes, you can use foundation to conceal them. Liquid foundations work just as well as concealers to hide imperfections. Apply a light layer of foundation to the area then blend it in. This will make the dark circles appear lighter offering a temporary solution. How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under The Eyes

  1. Create A Tinted Body Lotion

Tinted body lotions have become a popular beauty product over the years. They give the body an instant glow and cover up imperfections creating an even skin tone. However, they can be quite pricey and out of reach for most people. If you want to pamper your skin but don’t want to spend thousands on a tinted lotion, you can make your own. Mix foundation, highlighter or shimmery gold eyeshadow, and lotion and you have your own homemade tinted lotion.

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