Today we would be talking about how to prevent foundation from looking ashy. After choosing the right type of foundation, another most important task is to apply foundation flawlessly on the skin. Foundations can be tempting but you really need to take care while applying on the face. Foundation which looks perfect in the store may not always turn out to be natural and good looking on the skin.
Well, here we bring you a few easy tips to prevent your foundation from looking ashy.
1. Mix With A Darker Foundation:
Your foundation looks grey or ashy because it is much lighter than your skin tone. Using a lighter foundation on your skin can highlight the foundation thus making your skin look unnatural. In order to prevent your foundation from looking ashy, you should add 2-3 drops of darker shade foundation and blend it well. Using this technique will help your foundation to look fine, soft and flawless.
2. Dust Off The Excess Foundation:
Another quick way to prevent your foundation from looking ashy is you should dust off the excess foundation from the face. Take a blotting paper and press it against the skin. This quick tip can not only help to dust off the excess foundation from the face but also allows the makeup to set for a long period of time. Make sure you blot the excess foundation so that it doesn’t look ashy.
3. Use A Primer:
Using a primer is the best way to prevent your foundation from looking ashy. The primer will help to form a smooth base on the face which allows the foundation to set on the skin easily. If you don’t have a good primer at your home, you can simply massage your face with ice. Rubbing ice all over the face can help to close the pores on the skin thus allowing the makeup to look fresh and also last longer. Use Australis Cosmetics Cya Later Pores Spot Primer or The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer on the skin.
4. Choose the Right Type Of Foundation:
Another important step to prevent foundation from looking ashy is choosing the right type of foundation for your skin. If you have oily skin, you should be using an oil-free foundation. People with dry skin should choose liquid foundation while people with sensitive skin should go for a powder foundation. People with combination skin type can opt for mousse as it can help to maintain a balance on the skin.
5. Patch Test On Neck And Not On Hand:
This is one of the most crucial mistakes most of us make while choosing our foundation shade. We understand that applying foundation on the face is annoying so you should patch test on the neck and not on your hand. Your skin tone on the neck and hand differs a lot and hence testing on the hand can make you choose the wrong shade of foundation.
6. Blending Problem:
If you are not blending the foundation properly then it will surely leave you with an ashy appearance. You should be using a blending sponge or puff to blend the foundation on the skin seamlessly. Using a blending sponge can help to blend the foundation on the face and also conceals the hard to reach areas easily. If not anything, you can also use fingers to blend the foundation easily. You can use the Real Techniques 2 Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges for best results.
7. Exfoliating Your Skin:
Exfoliating your skin before applying foundation is an easy way to prevent foundation from looking ashy. Exfoliating your skin helps to slough away the dead skin cells from the face thus forming a smooth base for makeup. Open pores, dead skin cells on the face can make your makeup look cakey, ashy and unnatural as well. Use L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Exfoliating Scrub for best results.
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