Depending on the type of skin to be made up and depending on its characteristics, one type of foundation or another must be chosen, depending on its coating capacity and final finish. The coverage capacity of a foundation is its potential to show underneath the characteristics of the skin.
The higher the concentration of pigments and powders in a foundation, the greater its coverage capacity.
When the skin is lush and flawless, a light foundation will let it look healthy, allowing you to see freckles and moles (provided they are attractive) and thus enhance its peculiar beauty.
There are certain skins that present brownish dark spots. In some cases, they are found scattered all over the face and in others, as large localized spots. For these cases, it is ideal to work with hyperpigmented foundations that allow hiding the problem at once and with a single product, although with skill in the use of corrective foundations of Havana and orange colors can obtain similar results.
Bases According to Skin Type
The choice of foundation requires, in addition to the search for a type of finish and effect, comfort, and durability, depending on the latter having chosen a foundation of appropriate consistency and formulation.
For oily skins, choose foundations fluid, oil-free or oil free.
If the skin is dry, the more consistent creamy foundations will run better.
Specially formulated formulations should be used for sensitive ones, without perfumes or potential irritants.
Application of the Base
Once the skin is ready, we will begin to work with foundations and bronzers of different values of clarity and darkness, looking for the tonality of the face to look even in all its extension and that there are no differences in the skin in sight. the one that gets confused with the complexion is the right one.
- Apply several foundation points on the forehead, cheeks, chin, and neck. In this way, it will be obvious what the right tone is.
- Work the foundation with two techniques, depending on the need:”by dragging” or “sponging”. The first is to blur the product well on the skin for greater transparency. On the other hand, in “sponging” you work with the sponge or with a brush making small tapping and accumulating the product by areas, looking for greater coverage capacity.
- It is very important that the foundation fades very well in the face and neck so that there are no stripes or differences of undesirable tones. For this purpose, it is ideal to moisten clean fingers or work with a new moisturized sponge to spread the contours well.
Match Skin Tone
Finding the right tone for the foundation is not an easy task because, in general, the tonality of the faces is different from that of the necks. In turn, the face shows different tones between the forehead, cheeks or chin.
Starting from the premise that it is possible to mix different foundations tones to find the desired one, it is necessary not only to evaluate the clarity or darkness of the foundation in relation to the skin tone to make-up, but also to find the temperature of the foundation, so that it is identical to the tone of the skin, as well as to look for one that neutralizes a very pink face, or that gives warmth to another citrine.
Lighting Up What’s Shadowed
One instance in the makeup process is to apply foundation or bronzers following the rules of chiaroscuro, before or after the search that was undertaken by matching skin tones. Now the need is to “light up” the areas sunken by the reliefs of bone structure or musculature.
By choosing concealers one or two shades lighter than the tone found to cover the skin, and strategically applying them to depressed areas, you can rearrange the volumes and clear shadows.