3 Simple Tips to Avoid Streaky Foundation

19 September 2013

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If you apply your foundation with your fingers, stop, STOP THAT RIGHT NOW!

Use a small, fluffy foundation brush to apply it - this will create an air-brushed finish. If you're using your fingers, you can risk rubbing it in too much, or too hard, whereas, with a brush, it will sit lightly on your skin. Beauty blenders should only really be used for full coverage - but a little dab around the nose etc is perfect.

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use your palm

Use one to three pumps of foundation (at first) onto the palm of your hand that you don't use when holding your foundation brush. [Obviously, make sure your hands are freshly washed & clean].

Swirl your brush into the product and this will ensure you get the perfect amount of coverage

People are quick to pump upto 5 or 6 squirts straight onto their brushes but you'll be surprised at how far 2 or 3 go.. It will look natural and will not look cakey. Give it a go!

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circular motions

Dragging your brush against your skin like it's a canvas?! NO! And also, NO! Doing this, you're just asking for streaks and lines - Use circular motions. Circular. 

This approach will gently 'introduce' the product to your skin to help it ease and 'settle' in. It will give a much more even coverage and you're less likely to miss areas doing it this way.

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