How To Apply Cream Foundation?

Written by Jyotsana Rao

In the world of foundations, we are spoiled for choice. These makeup essentials are available in a variety of types and textures – liquid, powder, cream, and even mousse. A good foundation masks blemishes and corrects an uneven skin tone.

The best part about cream foundations is that they can be applied in no time. They offer better coverage, and are non-messy and travel friendly. If convenience and coverage are reason enough, maybe it’s time to consider making a switch.

Things You  Need To Apply Cream Foundation

  1. Cream Foundation
  2. Foundation Brush/Makeup Sponge
  3. Moisturizer
  4. Primer

How To Apply Cream Foundation?

Follow this step by step process for applying cream foundation.

Step 1: Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing

A clean and fresh skin ensures that you have a clean canvas to start with, and gives you an even base. Always follow the cleansing, toning, and moisturizing routine religiously. This is very important to maintain healthy and supple skin. Before you begin Step 2, ensure you give a gap of 3 to 4 minutes after this procedure for the moisturizer to get absorbed into the skin.

Step 2: Apply Face Primer

Apply a face primer, regardless of your skin type. The primer works as a base for your makeup. It bridges the gap between makeup and skin care. If you want your makeup to last longer, then do not skip this step. You can use your fingertips, or a brush, to apply the primer.

Step 3: Apply Cream Foundation Using Sponge

You can use a makeup sponge or a brush to apply the cream foundation. If you are using a sponge, load the product onto the sponge, and apply it from the center of the face, blending it outwards. The strokes and techniques are very important. So, either dab or pat the foundation into the skin. Ensure that you blend it really well and do not overdo it. Less is always more, so apply layer by layer, depending on the desired coverage.

[ Read: Best Drugstore Foundations for Oily Skin ]

Step 4: Blending The Cream Foundation Using Brush

The best way to apply cream foundation is by using a brush. Start the application from the center of the face, blending it towards the cheekbones, and then on the forehead. The strokes can be in either a stippling motion or a circular motion. For cream foundation, a synthetic duo fibre brush works the best. Real Techniques and Sigma brushes are good choices.

Step 5: Apply Loose Powder

Apply a layer of loose powder or translucent powder to finish the look.

Best Choices For Foundation Cream For Face

  1. Kryolan’s Ultra HD cream foundation is one product you should invest in. It gives you full coverage, and leaves your skin feeling light.
  2. Studio Tech by MAC is another cream base foundation that works brilliantly for oily skin. It gives you medium to full coverage, and provides a matte finish. It comes along with a foundation sponge.
  3. Bobbi Brown’s stick foundation provides a unique, transparent base, and skin tone correcting pigments for an impeccable, natural look. It is creamy and light that makes the application effortless and seamless, and helps you achieve fresh, smooth, and even skin. It is available in 24 shades.
  4. Lakmé 9-5 flawless crème compact is a crème to powder finish formula. It blends effortlessly and blurs the imperfections, giving your skin an incredible matte finish all day long. It provides full coverage.
  5. MAC Mineralize SPF 15 foundation gives you medium coverage and a satin finish. People who have dry and sensitive skin can rely on this.

Now that you know how to apply cream foundation flawlessly, it’s time for you to give it a try. While purchasing a cream foundation, there are certain things you should keep in mind. Your skin type, the kind of texture and finish you prefer, and the coverage required are important factors to consider. Seek help from your makeup artist, and follow the mantra of trying before buying.

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