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How to Get the Most Out of Your Foundation

There is nothing more frustrating than applying a brand new foundation, just to see it fade away a few hours later. We are all human and we search for foundations to make us feel our best and most confident selves. But, they can’t do that if they are disappearing from our skin all too soon. You’re probably wondering, “What is the secret to long-lasting foundation?” The answer is simple: the application. Luckily, the Bella Beauty NYC team is here to tell a step-by-step process that will allow you to maximize your foundation wear and feel beautiful every hour of the day.

  1. When it comes to makeup, your face is the canvas. In order to make your masterpiece, you must always start fresh. Therefore, the first step to properly applying foundation is cleansing your skin to remove any bacteria, toxins, or excess makeup from days prior. The Motives® Makeup Remover Towelettes are a quick and easy tool to clean your skin, but any cleanser will do the trick.

  2. Moisturize! With unpredictable weather, our skin dries out far too easily. Being consistent with your moisturizing is key, especially when it comes to long-lasting foundation wear. The Lumière de Vie® Matte Moisturizer is a great one to use, as matte moisturizers tend to make makeup last longer. Be sure not to skip this step, or else your makeup will cake and crack right off!

  3. Primer is a must that people often forget about when it comes to applying foundation. Using a primer helps make sure your foundation lasts all day, as well as provides the perfect surface for foundation application. If you are in search of a good one, the Motives® Complexion Perfection Face Primer is a fabulous option.

  4. Finally, it is time to apply the foundation! There are a few secrets to getting the most out of your foundation when applying. First, be sure to match your foundation shade to your body and not your neck. This ensures an even look throughout, especially during the summer months when we receive more exposure to sun. Next, do not apply the foundation with your hands. Use a foundation brush and apply in a downward motion to small sections throughout the face. However, make sure you don’t forget about the neck. Blend your foundation onto your neck in an upwards motion to prevent any sagging of the skin. In doing so, you will have a beautiful and even look in no-time.

  5. Last but not least, dab a damp Motives® Dual Blending Sponge across your face to soften the look. Be sure to use a damp and not dry blending sponge, as the moisture in the sponge will remove any excess oils without taking off too much of your makeup.

By following these simple steps, you will be on your way to a flawless foundation look that will last you all day long. Now, you know just how to get the most out of your foundation.


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