Two of the questions I get asked the most is “How do I get a flawless finish on my foundation? “and “How to I get it to last?” So I have decided to share my Tips & Tricks with all of you lovely ladies so that you are more confident in your makeup applications and can achieve the above.
The main fundamentals to create that “Long-lasting Flawless Look” start with your skin, knowing your skin type. It is vitally important to understand your skin condition and what it needs so you can choose the proper products designed for your Skin, so you will save money in the long run as you wont be buying unsuitable products and also most importantly you will be using products that will help your skin and also stay on your skin. I call it “Skintuition”
Is your skin dry? Maybe you have an oily t-zone or sensitivity. You cannot deal with your skin unless you know what you are dealing with I.e is it hereditary, environmental factors, lack of nutrition, all of these have a major impact on your skin.
Main Skin Types
Below are some of the characteristics that you may have issues with it, you may not necessarily have them all.
- Dry Skin Flaky, fine lines, wrinkles, small pieces and may have loss of skin tone, dehrated and skin may feel tight
- Oily/Acne Skin- Enlarged pores, prone to breakouts, comeodones (blackheads), oily skin and shiny skin surface.
- Sensitive Skin- Inflamed, redness in your Skin, broken capillaries and skin may also be reactive/intolerant to certain products/foods/drinks or environmental factors.
- Mature Skin- Loss of firmness, keratinised Skin, wrinkles, fine lines, dehydrated and skin may also have pigmentation patches.
- Combination Skin- Oily T-zone, dry or normal in other facial areas.
- Normal/Balanced Skin- Firm, supple, resiliant and no problem areas.
So now you have determined your skin type the next step is to use the most suitable makeup products and at Lynda Strain Makeup we have something for every skin type to help treat your skin.
*A base for foundation that gives a matte finish
*Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
*Perfect for all skin types
*Will lock your foundation onto your skin providing a long-lasting application
*Water based liquid for staying power
*Medium to full coverage
*Ideal for camera/television work
*Perfect for bridal makeup
*All skin types especially mature due to the anti-ageing collagen formula
*Water resistant, ideal for menopausal skin
*Full coverage when applied with sponge
*Silky smooth skin texture after application
*Light coverage when applied with a kabuki brush
*Natural mineral powders to feed and treat the skin
*Ideal for oily skin types
*Creates an instant glow to skin
*Can be used alone or mixed into liquid foundation
*Amazing for dry or mature skin to replace a youthful glow
*Enhances tan when applied over it
*Can be worn on the arms, leg and chest
*Seals in all foundations to remove shine and give a long-lasting application
*Matches skin tone
*Contains oil absorbing powders
*Will not settle in fine lines and wrinkles due to its lightweight powders
*No build up
How Do I wear these products?
The great thing about my products is that you can wear them in so many different ways depending on the look you want to achieve. Here are some examples
Quick and easy
- Primer, Foundation (liquid or powder), Setting Powder
Quick and easy with a little more to hide
- Primer, Foundation, Conceslor, Setting Powder
Quick and easy with a illumined glow
- Primer, Foundation, Luminator, Setting Powder
Sun Kissed Fresh Faced Glow
- Primer, Luminator
The full works
- Primer, Foundation, Concealer, Luminator and Setting Powder
Tips & Tricks
1 – Primer
Apply a pea sized amount into the palm of your hand and rub hands together, always in am upward motion apply to neck, face, lips and eyelids. For puffiness under your eyes use your ring finger gently doing press and release movements from the inner corner outwards to release the fluid build up this is a gently form of lymphatic drainage.
2 – Foundation
Always choose 2/3 colours testing along jawline , choose the colour that would blend into your neck and chest (decollete). Always shake your foundation if it is a liquid to blend the ingredients, apply a small amount into to the palm of your hand and using a flat foundation brush apply foundation o to cheeks in a downward motion blending into your jawline, apply onto centre of forehead working into hairline and down into temples, avoiding eyebrow blend into eyelids, repeat steps if more depth is needed. Using a buffer brush avoiding lips in circular movements blend foundation into the skin tgis will create an airbrush appearance to your skin.
Using a Kabuki Brush circular movements into foundation to pick your powder up and applying with circular movements cover your face until you get your desired coverage. For more depth you can use the sponge provided.
Pour a small amount into the lid and tap the lid to break down the powder into a finer consistency. Using a Kabuki Brush pick up your powder and work into the skin using circular movements and reapeat until you get your desired coverage.
Prior to foundation
Apply onto areas of concern such as blemishes, broken capillaries, redness, pigmentation and dark circles allow to dry into skin and blend the edges before applying foundation.
Apply under the eye area looking into a mirror and slightly tilting your head down eyes looking into the mirror you will see the area under the eye that needs to be concealed. Do not apply near the water line. You can also use it to conceal around the view to give shape and definition before shading the brow.
It can also be used on the lips for a plumping effect due to the Collagen content.
You can use this in various ways:
*Massage alone into skin for a natural glow
* Mix 1 pump into foundation
* After Foundation apply around temple and grow area to create highlighting effect
*Apply with a tanning mitt massage into legs, arms & decollete to enhance your tan
Pour a small amount into the lid and tap the lid to break down the powder into a finer consistency and pick product up with a buffer brush and massage into skin applying more onto oilier areas.
- Never apply liquid Foundation, Luminator or Concealer over powder as it will cuddle
- Powder can be applied over The above
- Always allow your foundation to work into skin before setting as it is a treatment for your Skin