12 Of The Best Celeb Foundation Hacks
So we shouldn't cake it on with a shovel?
Those celebrities we all stalk on insta have the most amazing slkin, we all know that. But they also always look so #flawless because their glam squads give them all the best tips. So live that foundation lyf with these need-to-know hacks...
1. Moisturise with a brush…like Kylie Jenner
King Ky likes to apply moisturiser as a base with a brush before she uses her foundation:
2. Apply concealer before foundation…like Megan Fox
“Apply concealer under your eyes and highlighter to your cheekbones, center of nose, and on your cupid's bow (that spot right above your upper lip) before foundation, for a glow that looks like it comes from within”, says Megan Fox’s Troy Jensen.
3. Foundation those ears…like Kim Kardashian
Mario Dedivanovic, who paints Kim’s face says to put foundation all over the face and ears, “otherwise, they'll be red in photos."
4. Don’t remove mistakes…like Gigi Gorgeous
“If you make a mistake, take a lighter shade and a synthetic brush and smooth over the face. Buff it into the neck to even out the colour. Then set with a translucent powder. It’s so annoying if you f*** up your face and you have to do it all again.”
5. Swap regular moisturiser for tinted…like Khloe Kardashian
“Joyce [Bonelli] my go-to beauty guru, has the best trick for extra-full coverage foundation: swap your regular moisturizer for a tinted version, then apply foundation. The result is perfectly even skin.”
6. Take an ice bath pre-foundation…like Kate Moss
"If I wake up looking tired and puffy, I fill a sink with ice and cucumber and submerge my face. It tightens everything making you look and feel instantly awake."
7. Start in the middle and work out…like Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde’s make-up artist Mélanie Inglessis says, “Start at the middle of your face and blend it out. By the time it goes to the jawline, it will barely be there.”
8. Don’t over-moisturise…like Kate Hudson
"For long events, I use oil-free primers and very little moisturizer on the skin. Too much cream or lotion will cause foundation to slip and smear. I like to start out matte and let the skin gradually become dewy,” says David Maderich who works with Kate Hudson.
9. Use waxy products…like Beyonce
"I like waxed-based foundation for an all-day look. It's water-resistant and usually comes in a cream formula, such as KETT Fixx Creme and RCMA cream foundation,” says Wei Lang, whose client list includes Beyonce.
10. Use a blusher brush…like Lucy Hale
Lucy Hale’s beauty go-to Kelsey Deenihan says, “I buff it into the skin with a blusher brush in a little circular motion, rather than using a foundation brush and painting up and down. If you do that, you can leave lines. Especially because most foundation brushes are synthetic, you literally see the lines. And then you go back in and you’re pressing something like powder over it, and that’s pushing it into the skin.”
11. Crack out the toner…like Lauren Conrad
Amy Nadine who is Lauren Conrad’s number one says, "I'm a big toner girl. When you wash your face, you pad it dry with a towel it feels clean, but when you take a toner over it with a cotton square and you look at it, you can find foundation that you missed or even dead skin cells. Use before applying for an even application."
12. Use different shades…like Ashley benson
"Sun exposure and time of year can really effect the tone of your skin, and in fact, your face might have more than one shade on it's plane. Your forehead, where you get the most sun, may be lighter than your jawline, so use the darker foundation where light hits you most, and a lighter shade for the rest."
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