Way back in August, we covered the types of foundations available, this week we are going to re-visit foundations to a degree and in particular in relation to improve your technique for having great looking skin.

You may not have perfect skin but Agim Salon is going to share a few tips that can help you to at least make your skin look that much better. Having healthy skin is of importance but not everyone can achieve this, in many cases through no fault of their own. However, if you can achieve and maintain healthy skin you will require less make up when you want to apply it. So let’s just get on with the tips….

Apply a primer before the foundation – By applying a primer, a concealer and foundation will simply glide on nice and smoothly and not settle in and lines or wrinkles. A moisturizer will work but not as effectively. The tip is to apply the foundation within 60 seconds of applying the primer, so get everything ready before you leap in to action.

Next step is to apply a concealer under the eyes, along the chin and nose, giving serious attention to the area around the nose, especially any visibly red areas. To conceal this redness, simply ‘dot’ the concealer on it.

Now add some foundation, which you do not need to apply in large doses. Initially concentrate on areas where the skin tone is uneven, around the nose is a common area where this applies.

Okay, now you have a little foundation and quite probably a two-tone face. Not a problem, as you are now going to blend the foundation. Add a little foundation where you want or need it (around the neck line perhaps for instance) then blend it gently with your foundation brush. There should be no need to apply it all over your face Agim Salon would suggest running a few ‘trials’ when you have some time to experiment and see how little coverage you can get away with, you might surprise yourself.

Ideally you will have chosen a foundation color that is a close match to your natural color, this really does make the process that much easier and a darn sight quicker. It is also a very good idea to avoid trying to make your skin appear darker by using foundation; the result will look all too obvious.

It really is that simple! Okay, maybe with a little practice perhaps but not a great deal. Just keep to the basics highlighted above in terms of colors and area of coverage.