Top tips for a smooth, flawless make-up base

Written by Lolly

Hello ladies,

Whether you’re going sheer, medium or full coverage with your foundation we can agree though the finished result always looks better if it’s smooth. Powdery, cakey looking bases can be very ageing but sometimes you don’t know it’s going to turn out that way till it’s late, so I thought I would give you a few tips on how you can change the look of your make-up without giving up on it entirely.

Prepping skin:
Regardless of how expensive or inexpensive your foundation is, always apply it and blend easily if your skin is in good condition. Everyone is talking about REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial (€37.95) it leaves your skin feeling soft and brightens up a tired or dull complexion. The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion offers a similar brightening effect at half the price (€21.00).

Skin Spritz:
If you recently discovered that your foundation or new powdery, is a bit too powdery looking then this little is just for you. As you may know, face powders are designed to set our make-up and also help to soak up oil as well; this means they settle as we wear them. If you like the look of your base about an or two after you apply it, you can speed this process up by spritzing your face with something like Avene Thermal Spring Water (€14.99/300ml) and gently pat it with your finger tips or brush. The powder will soak up the water and leave you looking fresher.

Pat and Roll:
This is a technique can be used as a finishing touch, after you have applied foundation or powder to a face because it helps to set the products and give that smoother appearance. The sponges from Inglot are great, as well as the Barely Cosmetics ones too, brush or powder puff, pat the skin and roll, pressing the make-up in. In terms of foundation, if you’re talking about powder “pat and roll” will help to bond the powder with the foundation/base for a longer lasting, less powdery or cakey look.

Lolly x

About the author


Lolly is Ireland’s newest and most exciting blogger, fashionista, lifestyle commentator and general all-round socialite. The former Miss Irish Sun has frequently been featured and photographed with other internationally renowned models from some of the biggest agencies in the world and has magazine shoots with the likes of Miss World Roseanna Davison no less.

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