Add Facial Oil
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, $72 at Sephora
Almost all beauty experts swear by layering facial oil under your makeup and the yoga skin movement basically owes all its fabulousness to the facial oil. Just mix a couple of drops of facial oil with your foundation, and spread it evenly on your face and neck. You’ll see it gives you an unbelievably dewy and hydrated sheen.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Primers are the secret to a perfect and long-lasting base — especially if you have acne, visible pores, uneven skin tone. A primer can make the base last all day, creating the best possible platform for concealer and foundation.
Natural Light Is Your Friend
Your bathroom lights are not giving you a clear picture of your base makeup. Always check out your foundation in natural light before putting down your makeup brush.
This tip is actually pretty basic, but we somehow often forget about it. Always start applying your foundation from the center of the face. Start with horizontal strokes across your nose and then blend outwards. This ensures and even coverage and a more natural finish.
Buff the Excess
Right after you put on the foundation, brush your fingers or a thin piece of tissue over your base to buff out the extra buildup sitting on top of your skin. Remember, too much foundation or powder can make your base look piled-on.
What’s worse than a cakey base on a summer day? Nothing. There’s literally no makeup faux pas worse than a flaky glow-up fail, especially if you’ve used too many products. A breathable base is much more important than a good blending job, and the key is, of course, sorting out your foundation essentials.
A long-lasting base is essential during the warmer months, especially because touch-ups become more of a hassle the hotter it gets. Here’s what to keep in mind before you add that new foundation to your cart.