Your foundation is the base upon which all your everyday makeup will be applied. Foundation is the typically all-over product that will even out skin tone, cover imperfections, and can even minimize appearance of pores. In order to select the best foundation for you, you need to understand your skin’s needs.
If you have dry skin, you will want to choose a liquid foundation, or a hydrating powder option. Those of us with oily skin may choose to use a matte or powder product. For combination skin (oily in some areas—nose and chin, for example, dry in others—cheeks or forehead) you can use either powder or liquid makeup foundation.
Choosing the Right Shade of Foundation
When selecting the appropriate foundation color, you want it to look natural. This means picking the right shade for your skin. You want to select a shade that matches the color of the skin on your neck, your arms or your décolletage. While this seems strange, this is an imperative step to ensure a natural look when on, blending in with the rest of your exposed skin.
Applying Your Foundation
Specifically, for those of us using a liquid formula, the way you apply and blend your makeup will have a huge effect on the final appearance. After you have prepared your face, (cleansing, moisturizing and priming) you will apply your first makeup product—your foundation.
You don’t need much, apply a few drops to clean fingers or makeup sponge and dab onto your forehead, nose, chin and the apples of your cheeks. Gently blend these dabs into your skin using soft, downward strokes, working your way to your hairline and neck for an effortless look.
Picking the Perfect Product
The MakeSense Hydration formula, part of the SeneGence Foundation collection is an excellent choice for dry or mature skin. The Hydration Foundation is formulated to provide extra moisture, in addition to your daily facial moisturizer, to keep your facial skin hydrated throughout the day while providing flawless coverage that lasts.
Deciding Between Blush and Bronzer
Foundation works to lay the base layer for your makeup, creating a smooth, flawless canvas. And like a canvas, your foundation will make your face all the same color. While evening out tone is wanted, a one-note face is unnatural looking. To achieve the youthful, fresh faced look, you need to have the shading and contour of natural skin. This can be achieved with blush or bronzer.
Blush or bronzer both work to add additional pigment to your skin. Bronzer is typically in the golden brown color family, while blush will be roses and pink shades. Bronzers can be hard to choose, apply and blend naturally, so when in doubt—stick with blush. With a few swipes of mascara and a light application of lip gloss, you will have the natural look you desire.
If you have chosen a liquid foundation, you can use a cream-based blush – a great choice is the SeneGence BlushSense. This product comes enhanced with the SenePlex complex to both protect and work to repair your skin, while providing just the right amount of color. Because it comes in a variety of colors, you can mix and match to achieve the perfect tone for you.
Adding SeneGence Products to Your Collection
Following these beauty tips and using the high quality SeneGence products is a surefire way to achieve the flawless makeup beauty look you are going for. Contact SeneGence distributor, Jeri Taylor-Swade, to learn more today.