Foundation Is Key!

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Foundation is Key to getting the rest of your make up look right! Just like any house, starting with a solid base is necessary if you want the perfect canvas to paint on all your beautiful colours!

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There are various brands and also types of foundations and base creams, BB creams, CC creams and tinted moisturisers. It can all get a little confusing!
Make sure you test out the colour of your foundation on your hand before buying and rub in well to make sure you find your perfect match.
You can also buy darker colours to make contour lines just under the cheek bone for great definition.
Here I have used Kiehl’s BB Cream as a base foundation and these type of correcting creams are great for the light make up look on their own or as a base under a foundation to help you get the completely flawless finish. As you can see it gives good coverage and is not too overpowering or cakey.
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Don’t forget your concealer!
Most people don’t know this, but a make up artist trick is to put the concealer on after you have finished your eyeshadow and eyebrows. This is so that you can wipe away any colour residue and not ruin your face make up in the process.
Always go for a lighter than skin tone shade in a concealer as it is meant to cover darker areas and lighten/brighten dark circles!
Here I am using the Korres Wild Rose Concealer. I prefer the concealers with a pen as it makes application really easy and less messy!
Tip for a great finish, use a pointed sponge to dab over the concealer until it is blended in!

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Here is the finished base look with foundation and concealer applied and blended. Looks pretty good to me!
Do you have any make up tips or tricks you would like to share?
Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Ish

    Wow! I never knew those make up trick about concealers, so now I know those salesladies are giving me the wrong shades all along. Those look great on you, by the way!

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  • Kayla

    Thank you for sharing the tips. Indeed, foundation is the key!

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  • Carmen

    I followed your tips and the finished look looks so amazing. Also, thank you for the tips about choosing the concealer color!

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  • Elena Torres

    This is always a part of make up that stresses me a lot. The bases is the most important yet I didn’t feel like I quite understood it. I have one question, should I pick for my dark circles a slightly lighter color or can I go like two levels brighter. What is the key or secret to making your face look more rested?

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  • Martha Gueto

    Hey Nat! I’m finding reading more and more your articles lately. I always want to look pretty and rested but the foundation I have I think makes me look a little bit too plastic, like I’m not using the right colors. Those products listed seem nice, and I loved the trick you told us that if it blends in your hand then it’s the right shade, I will also follow that advice of getting a darker foundation to enhance your features. I need to take more time to do my make up in the end, it shouldn’t be that hard. Thanks Nat!

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  • Katie

    I didn’t know I was supposed to buy concealer that’s lighter than my skin tone so thank you for that advice! I would love some tips on contouring!

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  • Katie Leeroy

    Putting your foundation on after you put on your eye shadow is a great idea! You do a great job applying foundation, as well!

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  • Joe

    I never knew that foundation is so important in the make-up, and it has the magic to get flawless finish. Thank you so much!

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  • quen

    Looking for the foundation shade is like looking for Mr. Right. One of my mistakes before was swatching the foundation at the back of my hand. I think the right way is trying it on the neck or along the jaw. It’s the most accurate indicator of your face.

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  • Quennie Joyce Alejano

    I custom mix your foundation! Oftentimes, a foundation straight out of the bottle won’t match your skin perfectly. Remedy this dilemma by taking two foundations that are both close to your skin tone and mix them together to achieve the perfect color combination for you. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get it right the first time—this method is all about trial and error. Practice makes perfect.

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    • Yes, it’s often necessary to mix colours that way you will get the perfect match for your skin. xx

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  • lailani52

    I really don’t know how to put on make-up, that is why I am always amazed with the expertise some women have in putting on make-up. It really enhances the beauty of a woman. And even a foundation alone can really show the difference. And it is that easy to put on, amazing.

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  • Andrea Angelica Aguba

    I always go for Bobbie Brown, but after this review I’m interested in trying out Kiehl’s BB cream. It’s true that you should always go for one shade lighter, but for me, I have more of an acidic skin so I go 2 tones lighter to balance it out throughout the evening.

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  • Chin

    I tried Khiel’s BB cream before but, like any foundation I use, I always put on primer first. I like Elf’s Mist and Set. It’s very light and feels like it’s not there at all. You should try it too! By the way, I agree to the title itself – FOUNDATION IS KEY! I guess that’s why it’s called “foundation” in the first place.

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  • regina

    Totally agree with the concealer thing! I mean, what’s the use if you’d use the same tone, right? Also, Nat, I love your lashes!

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  • Maria Cruz

    A good foundation and concealer are part of my makeup arsenal. They are very important if you want to achieve a flawless and natural look,

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