After much debate with myself, I have decided to give it a go. Every Tuesday, I would be picking up some useful makeup videos from YouTube and sharing it with you guys. Internet has been my guru for all my makeup learning. I don’t know what I would have been doing had I not found these gems. So every Tuesday we would be having a House Warming party kind of thing here where we would try to add a little more to our makeup knowledge. I plan to do the same thing for the makeup and beauty articles as well. So stay tuned and enjoy!
What better to start than a base makeup. Also, to avoid any copyright issues, I would be adding the video links than the videos, per say. Just click on the video images and it would direct you to the main video.
1. Basic Foundation tutorial by Michelle Phan:
Summary : This foundation tutorial covers basic application tips for liquid, cream and mineral foundation. For liquid foundation : use damp sponge. Blend in direction of hairline. Second coating of foundation can double up as concelaler.Cream foundations give heavy coverage, works great as concealer. For mineral foundation, use powder brush and apply from top to bottom.
2 & 3 Basic Foundation tutorials by Goss Makeup Artist:
Awesome videos where the makeup artist discusses differet types of foundations. Especially if you confused between choosing the MAC foundations shades – NC or NW? Also discussions on sheer, medium and high coverage foundations including a tutorial on how you can make the most heavy coverage foundation go on your skin like a dream. He is my favorite guru on youtube. He loves cream foundations and is not a big fan of liquid foundations. His two best tips are to match your foundation with your chest colour- just below the neck and if you are using a heavy foundation, you can make it sheer by using a moisturize, mixing with a foundation and applying it witha stippling brush like MAC 187 or colorbar’s duo fiber brush. The Mud foundations he talks about are available at Blossom Kochhar’s in India.
4. Stick Foundation Tutorial by Piwai:
She uses the Maxfactor stick foundation. I am soon going to buy this foundation. I checked out the testers at Kunchlas, New Delhi. I really liked it. They are super creamy and have a medium coverage. This Maxfactor’s foundation also has a mineral oil so not recommended for oily skin. But if you have an oily skin, I guess you must check out some other foundations in MaxFactor’s range. There is a high probability that you might end up finding your Holy Grail foundation.
Summary: She first applies the foundation on her face directly through the stick and them sheers out out with a damp sponge. Then set the foundation with powder. East peasy.