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Beauty Minute – Three Tips to a Flawless Face

| Canyon Country Magazine, SC Women | October 16, 2014

By Jen Gerard

As we exit summer and greet the fall it’s a great time to talk about foundation. This time of year, the summer tan is fading and foundation can become your new best friend when it comes to covering areas of concern. Here are some tips to get a flawless look with foundation.

1. Get color matched. If you are using a brand from Sephora or a department store cosmetic counter, the store will gladly color match you for free. Getting the perfect shade can sometimes require using a mixture of two shades. If you are using a drug store brand, most chain drugstores will let you return or exchange it if you get the wrong color. It’s always best to match your face to your chest color, taking extra care to blend a little down your neck so there isn’t an orange line along the base of your chin.

2. Apply loose powder BEFORE your foundation. I know it sounds strange, but it really helps to illuminate the skin, fill in pores, and most of all, helps keep your foundation from melting or sliding down your face during the day. You will love the extra long wearing this tip will give you.

3.  Blend, blend, blend!! It’s always best to use a damp beauty blender or a brush when blending your foundation rather than your fingers. Blend in a circular motion. Blend, blend, then blend some more. When you think you are done blending, blend some more. This works the foundation into the skin and gives you a flawless look. Some great foundation flat head blending brushes are the F80 from Sigma ($24 SigmaBeauty.com)  or the G6 from Morphe ($13.95 MorpheBushes.com).

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