Covergirl: Don’t Miss These Foundation Tips For Flawless Skin

Posted on February 02, 2019

There is nothing worse than slaving away all morning, creating the illusion of flawless skin to later discover foundation blotches, oil and visible blemishes.

But not to worry, the beauty team at Red Scout have got you covered…literally.

Follow these 4 simple steps for a flawless foundation look that lasts all day.

Step 1: Moisturise

Mario Badescu Kera Moist Cream for moisturising skin before foundation application

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number one step makeup lovers tend to neglect is clean, prepped, skin. To do
this, it is important to wash your face and moisturise before any makeup
application. We recommend Mario Badescu’s Kera Moist Cream (AUD $20).

Step 2: Prime

MAC strobe cream to prime skin before applying foundation

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One of the most important steps for any beauty routine, primer. Primer helps create an adhesive base allowing more product to latch onto your skin without blocking your pores. For the best results, invest in a high quality primer like the MAC Strobe Cream (AUD $56). Your skin will thank you for it!

Step 3: Foundation

Apply foundation to your skin with colour tone to match your skin type

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Choosing the right foundation for your skin type is important in helping it last all day.

For Oily skin: For ladies with an oilier skin-type, never fear! Opt for a foundation with a more matte finish like Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation (AUD $58).

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation is good for Oily Skin

For Dry Skin: Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation (AUD $99) is the holy grail for our beauty lovers with dry skin. One pump is all you need to achieve that dewy finish many of us desire.

Giorgio Armani's luminous silk foundation is good for dry skin

Step 4: Setting powder

NYX Setting Powder

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While this step is optional, it will truly make the difference for those of you that want your foundation to last all through the day (and late into the night).

Simply dip your beauty blender into the product and dab it onto the areas of your face the get oily the quickest (usually around the T-Zone). Our favourite setting powder is the NYX Professional Makeup - Studio Finishing Powder (AUD $18).

And voila. Perfect skin never looked so easy!

For more info on how to advance your knowledge on foundation, head to our Foundation course on Red Scout Makeup Courses.

The Foundation course will give you a deep understanding of the Foundation category.

Specific focus will be on Cream, Liquid, Powder & Foundation in One; Mineral; Long Wear, Cushion Foundations as well as Tinted Moisturisers and BB creams.

Module length: 1 module (approx 20-30mins of learning)

Cost: (AUD $34.50)

Knowledge is power especially when on a quest for foundation that lasts all day! Purchase our online course today.

By Angelica Baer

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