The lovely Ana is back. Yay! We like Ana Ospina Make Up, she is rather talented and rather lovely. She is a magician. Also the fabulous photographer, Carey Sheffield is rather kind and her photographs are deliciously forgiving! Enjoy!
Let us start at the beginning ladies and get back to basics or should I say get ‘Back to Bases’. How often have you bought the wrong foundation? And how annoying is that!!! - How very wrong is the face different to neck look, which you have to endure whilst you find a replacement!!
Here are some tips on how to get it right -
- When looking for a foundation colour test the product on your jaw or décolletage not the back of your hand as it is very rare that your hand and face colour will be the same.
- If the colour looks chalky against your complexion or greyish if you have a darker skin then the shade chosen is too pale. However if the shade is visible and looks like a mark on the skin then the shade is too dark. The right shade should blend into your skin and should only offer coverage for the areas required without looking heavy.
- If you have a darker skin with various tones i.e. darker around eyes and mouth than choose a mid tone foundation to even out complexion and then conceal any areas that may need extra coverage
- You can apply concealer before your foundation, however for a lighter and more natural application with less chance of caking, apply your base first. Your foundation will immediately start to tone down any redness in the skin and cover most imperfections anyway so that the amount of concealer you then use on top where required will be less and look more flawless instead of heavy.
- Primers are essential as they make a great base for your foundation, filling in any fine lines and open pores so that the make-up glides onto a smoother surface and gives a more polished finish to your skin with maximum staying power. It also means you are not constantly re-applying so you are not getting through your foundation as quickly.
- Foundation should look like a second skin and not sit on the face like a mask (less is most definitely more in this case and considerably more flattering)
- Not everyone likes the look or feel of powder in particular those with a drier skin as it can make the skin look flaky but this would only happen if the skin wasn’t prepped with great skincare and a primer. Powders not only set your foundation they also make a great base for blusher to lay on as without it initially the colour will be strong but will disappear into the creamy base, a blusher will go on softer over a powder but last a lot longer.
Once all these steps are complete you can then start applying any colour shadows, blush and bronzers and finish your completed look with your preferred lip products. Hope this guide helps you in your quest for the perfect base. Any questions please comment and I will respond as best I can with recommendations on products and tips on application.
See you all back here soon,
Thanks to Carey Sheffield at http://www.hoipolloievents.co.uk/
And to My Model – Anna