Step-by-Step: 3 Steps to Flawless Foundation

Every great makeup look needs a flawless base. And the fastest and most efficient way to get one, is to use foundation. But, it’s not always as easy as it looks. So, here are three simple steps to ensure a flawless base.

1. OIL
Want a dewy, flawless finish that keeps you looking fresh? Then start by moisturizing your face with a light facial oil. Warm it between your fingers, and then dab and gently massage it into your skin. It also provides extra moisture and helps any foundation blend more easily.

For an ultra-smooth finish, we recommend using a primer. It preps your skin for foundation application, by filling in fine lines and smoothing out pores. Blend the primer into your skin using your fingertips. Just remember to be careful with the amount you use – any overload will pill under your foundation. A small drop (the size of a raisin) is enough.

Finally, apply your foundation by dabbing a small amount on your cheeks, forehead, chin, and the bridge of your nose. Then use a foundation brush to slowly build coverage (since it’s easier to add more foundation than to take off any excess). For areas that need heavier coverage, use a damp beauty sponge to blend the foundation and cover up acne, red spots, or dark circles under your eyes.

And there you have it - flawless foundation ready for any makeup look!

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Words by: Photographs by: John Buddee Hair & Makeup by: Åsa Östergren