Achieving a flawless makeup look starts with the right type of liquid mineral foundation. With a ton of face makeup products to choose from nowadays, it might be a tad confusing to figure which type works best on the skin. Liquid mineral foundations are most commonly preferred when creating a more natural type of makeup look.
Traditional foundations are usually quite heavy and obvious, unlike liquid mineral foundations. But of course, the right application and technique needs to be done in order for you to maximize the effect of you liquid mineral foundation. In this article, we will talk about how to best apply it on the skin. Whether you have dry, oily or mature skin, there’s a proper way to make liquid mineral foundation look fresh and natural on you.
Choose the right makeup tool
Using the right liquid foundation applicator makes all the difference. First, you have to understand what type of coverage you need. The perfect natural makeup look is not solely defined by sheer and lightweight coverage.
If you have obvious skin flaws like acne scars, dark spots or hyperpigmentation, you can still achieve a flawless, natural makeup look by considering the proper coverage you need. Using the right makeup tool should allow you to get the amount of coverage you need. Here’s a quick liquid mineral foundation applicator guide for you.
- Flat foundation brush – evenly spreads the foundation and offers sheer to medium coverage.
- Dense Buffing Brush – provides fuller coverage and airbrushed finish
- Stippling Brush – offers sheer coverage with flawless airbrushed finish
- Makeup Sponge – allows you to build up coverage and reach enlarged pores or deep-pitted acne scars.
Keep your skin well-moisturized
Having your skin properly prepped and hydrated prior to makeup application would allow your liquid mineral foundation to blend seamlessly. In addition to this, a thorough morning skincare routine will help improve your skin’s overall condition.
According to Dr. Farid Mostamand, founder of Ageless Derma, “A good moisturizer should also be used daily, and if your skin tends to be dry or very sensitive, make sure that you use products that won‘t dry your skin further.” In line with this, makeup can only cover as much so keeping your skin healthy will make it easier for you to work with your favorite liquid mineral foundation.
Use a primer to boost the longevity of your liquid mineral foundation.
A certain number of liquid mineral foundations are specifically formulated to be long-lasting. On the other hand, some are formulated to have a satiny or dewy finish so they can only hold up to around 3 to 4 hours. To make your liquid mineral foundation fresh and natural-looking all day long, apply a good primer beforehand.
Go easy with the amount of liquid foundation you use.
Piling too many layers of foundation won’t help with your liquid foundation’s natural coverage. Less is more when it comes to the perfect natural makeup look. Dispense an appropriate amount of liquid mineral foundation at the back of your hand – just enough to cover your entire face. The possibility of having your liquid mineral foundation melt off just within hours of application is quite huge when you apply too much on the skin.
Gradually add layers to build up coverage.
If you need some of your skin flaws to be hidden, you can add a layer of foundation only on the areas that require more coverage. Lightly dab on any additional layer to prevent the foundation from moving.
Set with a lightweight mineral powder.
To keep your liquid mineral foundation intact, set it with a lightweight mineral powder. A good mineral powder should control oil and hence prevent the liquid foundation from melting off. Make sure that you only dust a proper amount of the powder on top of your liquid foundation, and not pack on too much of it.
Celebrity makeup artist Suzy Gerstein recommends, “Keep the shine down the center of your nose and on the apples of your cheeks when brushing on setting powder or using blotting papers so skin still looks like actual skin.”