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5 Tips For Flawless Foundation

Getting your foundation right can feel like a daunting task. To start with, there’s so many products out there and then it’s a seemingly never-ending mission to find the perfect one for your particular skin tone and type. During my years as beauty editor I have discovered some top tips that make this task as easy as putting on your shoes.

1.Define Your Skin Type

Basically, most people fall in to one of the following skin types: dry, combination and oily.

2.Think About Your Skin Colour

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When you are buying your foundation, test a few products against your skin (and if at all possible, try to view it outside). You want the colour that best fits your own complexion, the one that soaks seamlessly into your skin as if it is invisible. You should not buy a different shade in an effort to boost or change you colour. That is what a bronzer is for.

3.Decide On Your Coverage

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Before you buy, you need to think about how much coverage you want to get out of your foundation and how easy it is to build up.

4.Choose Your Foundation

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Once you have decided your skin tone, type and how much coverage you want, you are ready to choose your foundation. Should you have aging or dry skin, opt for a blurring or hydrating product. I love Givenchy’s Blurring Foundation Teint Couture Balm (£31, Givenchy). Should you have combination skin, then Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup is just the ticket. For Oily skin types, opt for Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation, £32 (30ml).

5.Apply A Primer

 

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Don’t go to all this trouble and then forget the primer! Your primer will help to reduce the appearance of imperfections and pores, providing you with a good base for your foundation. I love Smashbox’s Photo Finish Foundation Primer, £26, www.smashbox.co.uk

Do you have any tips for finding and applying the perfect foundation?

Leave me your comments below. xx

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Over Plucked Brows? Microblading Will Be A Total Game Changer!

Perfectly defined features begin with well-maintained brows. However, over plucking your eyebrows can lead to beauty hell on a daily basis. Not only do you wake up each day looking like you’ve been in a fight with a razor and have to immediately reach for your Kohl and compact mirror before anything else, but over plucked eyebrows are extremely aging.

Thanks to the revolutionary microblading procedure, there’s no need to walk with trepidation to the tattoo parlour in search of a quick-fix solution. Microblading offers natural, semi-permanent and impressive results – so good in fact that your eyebrows look, well, like eyebrows once more.

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Microblading is the process of applying small and precise strokes that look just like real hairs. The procedure is effectuated by using a microblading pen, of which allows the technician to individually draw on each stroke. Microblading has received a huge amount of hype due to the unrivalled flawlessly natural finish it achieves. The only drawback is that the procedure takes a couple of hours to complete – but if you compare that to the amount of time (and embarrassment) you will save on a daily basis, it is the obvious choice to make.

Make Sure You Choose A Good Technician

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Before going ahead with the treatment do a little research and check the technician’s credentials. Additionally, a good technician will be more than happy to show you photos of their recent work.

A Note To Remember

Avoid exfoliating for 72 hours before having the procedure.

Do not pluck or wax for a few days before your appointment.

Do not use AHAs or retinol before the procedure as this may inflame the skin.

It is advisable for breastfeeding, pregnant women and diabetics not to have the treatment.

Microblading is in my opinion the best option for natural looking semi-permanent brows. However, it will take two, sometime three appointments before you achieve your desired look. Once this has been acquired, you will not have to worry about sharp brows, wiping your forehead or waking up with half a brow missing again (or at least for another 6 months, when you will need a top-up).

Conclusion: Microblading is totally worth it.

Have you had this procedure? What are your thoughts? Leave me a comment below xx

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