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How To Apply Powder Foundation

How To Apply Powder Foundation

This Videojug tutorial will help you learn how to apply powder foundation for the perfect base to your makeup. Applying powder foundation correctly will give added colour to your face and conceal flaws and imperfections. So learn how to apply your powder foundation properly today.

Step 1: You will need

  • moisturiser
  • a compact powder foundation to match your skin tone - they usually come in light, medium and dark shades
  • an applicator sponge
  • some soapy water

Step 2: Moisturise

First, apply moisturiser to your whole face and wait a few seconds to allow it to be absorbed into your skin. This will eliminate dry patches, giving your skin a more even surface, allowing you to achieve a more even coverage of foundation.

Step 3: Choose the right shade

Always try on make-up in natural daylight to properly judge it's true colour. Test different shades of powder on your jaw line to find the one that matches your skin tone. Start with a darker shade and work up to a lighter one.

Step 4: Use a make-up sponge

Make-up sponges last longer than those provided with powder compacts and are better for blending. Wash them occasionally in water and liquid soap to get rid of bacteria and prevent spreading it around your skin.

Step 5: Apply the powder

Put some powder on the sponge and dab it around the centre of your face. Blend the powder outwards using gentle strokes.

Step 6: Coverage

The cheeks and the areas around the nose and under the eyes are prone to dark shadows and broken blood vessels. These will need the most coverage. You can use less around the hairline and at the ears.

Step 7: Blend

Blend the foundation as you apply it paying particular attention at the hairline, jaw line, ears and eyebrows.

Retouch as needed. You can use powder foundation to alleviate any shine that builds up.