Mistakes are the part of human psyche, it is utterly inevitable that we don't commit any mistake as nobody is perfect. Every now and then, there are so many in days in our life when test out the new shade of foundation or lipstick or the newest falsie and want to WOW that audience with the mesmerizing look with their perfectly dazzling makeup.
CHOOSING THE WRONG SHADE
- Dry/Normal Skin
- Oily/Combination Skin
We Asians are generally blessed with having a warm undertone which further classify either having golden undertone or peach undertone. Mixing two, three shades of foundation every time to match your skin tone is not an easy task, especially when you are in hurry.
Having TOO DARK foundation on face will look alike that you've orange/tan paint on your face and having TOO LIGHT foundation will look alike you an ashy pastry face. Either ways, you will be looking drastically awful in your pictures. And this can be happened when you've chosen right shade of foundation but wrong undertone.
Always emphasize on picking right shade of foundation with a correct undertone. Do your research, take your time and continue testing and experimenting with new foundation samples before investing in it.
Applying Makeup On Dry/Flaky Skin
Applying foundation on a dry/flaky skin is ''HORRIFIC'' and I completely agree with this. Foundation will be going to emphasize the dry flakes and patches instead of blend down seamlessly into skin.
To fix the dry patches and flaky skin, ALWAYS get rid of dryness by exfoliating and following up with a moisturizer according to your skin type. Smoother and flake free skin means, much smoother foundation application and a flawlessly finished look.
Oily skin needs its hydration too. So, IF you're thinking you can skip that part than you are truly living in a world of myths and misconceptions. Select your moisturizer carefully.
Applying Too Much
In order to look completely radiant and flawless you can easily start building foundation layers on your face and end up looking alike ''Doll Face'' or ''Pastry Face''. Which, truly looks un-natural and kind of dummy instead of having healthy glow. This will not only can cause you major breakouts but also other skin related problems.
Overuse of concealer is also as bad as overusing foundation, but don't make this to under use the product also that can make a HUGE difference too. Dark circles under your beautifully done eye make can never look good and blemishes or post-acne scars definitely will not looking good under your foundation especially in photos. Don't forget to use appropriate amount
If you are going to spend all of this time on just putting on the foundation and thinking this will look perfect than please ruin this thought. Blending is the key after foundation application. Either by your hands, cosmetic sponge/wedges, kabuki brush or foundation brush.
Start by applying foundation on one side of your face and blend it properly all the way from hair-line till jaw-line and neck in a circular motion. Don't just rub it or there will be a visible line of demarcation across your jaw-line which will be looking awful. Blending, blending and blending is the only secret in having smooth, radiantly natural looking skin.
Forget Setting Your Foundation
Setting your foundation is nearly as important as choosing a right type and right shade of foundation. This will not only will be holding your foundation on its place for a long time but also will retain moisture and will be keeping shine and oil at its bay.
Not Having Oil Blotting Shetts
Between all the exciting moments with your family or friends, or in a party or celebration, you don't want to be a oil-slick in the pictures? Do you?
Matte foundations are life saver but having an oily skin, be sure to have a oil blotting sheets with you for the occasional touch-ups. It will not only make you appear less shiny but natural too.