How to Apply Foundation for Beginners | Makeup Guide


hello gorgeous welcome back to my
Channel today I’m beginning a new series and I’m excited about this because we’ve
been talking about doing this particular series on my channel for probably a
couple years now but this is my beginner’s guide to makeup series and
I’m going to attack basically different parts of makeup and beauty for beginners
so I’m taking it back to the very beginning and I’m gonna start today with
the base of the face which is foundation so I’m gonna dig into how to prop
properly apply your foundation talking about the different types of foundations
you know CC creams BB creams yadda yadda yadda and just getting really deep into
the beginnings of it I’m so excited alright let’s do this get started I hate
that I’m kicking this off of a cold but you know it is what it is we got to do
it so before we apply foundation we want to first prime prep and prime our skin
and so I’m gonna prime it today with the primer I’ve been using a lot which is
the Tasha sole canvas let me know in the comments you guys want to see a video
dedicated a primer like the reason behind wearing primer and like the
different types of primers and things like that because I typically do more
than one primer and keeping things simple today but let me know in the
comments if that’s what you want to see but I’m just gonna quickly prime my face
and then we’ll go into the the foundation part okay my skin is primed
and I’m ready to go typically when I’m doing my makeup I do my eyes first then
I go into foundation I’m doing things backwards today for the sake of the
video but now I’m going to talk about different face products so let’s start
with foundation first when it comes to your face
making something always here guys asabi when it comes to coverage on your face
there are three levels of coverage I actually there’s four levels of coverage
but technically there’s three there’s full medium and light coverage I say
there’s four because I think there’s full medium light and sheer i think that
that sheer needs to be in there as well full coverage is your you know your your
acts of the makeup world some people might consider this more of a medium
coverage for me it’s a full coverage I don’t like heavy heavy makeup
I just don’t for myself unless I’m having a major break out or I know I’m
gonna be under heavy lights I like a medium coverage it’s just my my personal
preference yesterday we had an event and I went for a like a fuller coverage
makeup look and I used my Mac Studio Fix fluid and this foundation always gives
me a really beautiful flawless finish I love this foundation I think it’s great
so this is what I would consider on the fuller spectrum I’m going to talk about
specifically high-end foundations right now and then I’m gonna get into
drugstore and then I’m gonna get into CC and BB creams so on the higher end here
these are the ones that I have so I have a tower shelf of makeup immediately to
my right over here at my desk and that’s where I keep my products that I’m
currently testing and using and so I just cleaned out my foundation drawer
and that’s the products that I’m going to show you because those dual ones I’m
actually using right now so in my Tower I pulled out first my high-end
foundations that I’ve been using lately and of course I have the Mac the Studio
Fix fluid that’s one I just talked about I have the Smashbox Studios skin 15 hour
where for the hydrating foundation you guys probably saw this on my stories I
have the Marc Jacobs the shameless up youthful look 24 hour foundation I have
the Bobbi Brown Skin long wear weightless foundation this one is an oil
free so it’s in its shine control so if you have a oily skin the home be a good
one for you to try out and then also over the Charlotte Tilbury this is the
magic foundation and this was a little bit lighter that I would like it looks
actually pretty good on camera but it’s a little bit lighter than I would like
typically so then for drugstore I have four right here one of which I’m not
going to show you because I don’t love it and I don’t want to like to show you
a product I don’t love but I have two of the covergirl trublend not made I did a
whole video on these they’re fantastic it’s great product great foundation it’s
a medium to full coverage and then also I have the L’Oreal True Match this is a
super blendable foundation I really like this so those are the foundations the
true foundations that are in my drawer that I reach for all the time depending
on what kind of coverage I’m looking for what kind of
finish I’m looking for and you know what kind of look I’m going for that that’s
usually I’m gonna find what I need within that bunch right there okay and
then now we’re gonna move to and I have a cough drop in my mouth sorry guys
we’re gonna move to the CC creams and the BB creams and the tinted
moisturizers of the world bitch that is where the light to sheer coverage comes
in unless you’re dealing with a specific CC cream which is my favorite which is
the it cosmetics CC it’s your skin but better I feel like this technically
falls under the medium coverage category and then this is what I wear on an
everyday basis I love the matte the illuminating is just as pretty honestly
and I think that it looks so good on your skin it just really it covers
everything that you need it needed to cover it looks so beautiful you don’t
need to set your whole face with powder and I just think it it just is overall a
really really awesome product for a more of a traditional CC cream that’s a
lighter coverage my favorite would be the shouldn L CC cream it looks like
this which I heard that they’re not carrying this currently because they’re
getting ready to come out with a new one but it really does make your skin look
beautiful really luminous if you have oily skin this is probably not gonna be
your best friend because it is a very luminous product so it’s gonna make you
look a lot shinier than you want to look and then this one is considered a
hydrating foundation this is from laura geller this is a quench intent I think
that this is super light I think it’s more of a BB meets a tinted tinted
moisturizer because I think the coverage is so light regardless it really makes
your skin look really nice and dewy and fresh again if you voya least scan it
might not be what you want to use but there’s a whole array here of products
for you guys to choose from and they’re all from different price points as well
okay so it got my hair up and out of my face so that I can show you guys proper
application so for elimination let’s go ahead and use the Mac I think this is a
great one to get acclimated with and chances are no matter who you are you
have something Mac in your makeup collection like something typically so
there are several ways to apply foundation most popular is probably
gonna be with your fingers I don’t love applying makeup with your fingers the
reason is is I feel like you’re never gonna get a really even coverage not
only that but you’re really pulling your skin think about
when you’re applying you’re pulling your skin I just it’s just in the worst part
is that your hands are dirty I just touch my face and immediately thought
was the last time I watched my hands which it wasn’t that long ago but still
you have dirt deposited on your hands my favorite application for foundation is a
two fold I like to apply with a brush and then finish off with a damp Beauty
Blender that’s my favorite but I’m gonna give you a couple different different
ways to apply let’s leave the fingers out of it
because everybody knows how to apply makeup with their fingers and I just I
don’t love it so if you have a pump on your foundation and a lot of foundations
do for instance like the Bobbi Brown what I would do is I would just take a
pump and put it like in various places on my face and then I would apply this
particular foundation does not have a pump so what I do is I like to just add
a little bit on to my brush directly and for a brush my favorite brush is the
Marc Jacobs the face – this is a price here makeup foundation brush but I just
love love love the way that it just it feels the bristles are so soft but I
feel like it applies really nicely now one thing that I want to say about your
foundation brush is you need to be washing it consistently because you for
instance if you have a breakout like you’re putting that bacteria onto your
brushing your letting it sit there and fester and stew you don’t want to do
that so make sure you’re washing your makeup brush how often you want to say
you want ask me I think at least once a week for a Beauty Blender I wash it at
least every second use personally and the reason is is because as a sponge and
you know germs get in there and that’s lutely gross okay so I got my foundation
on there and I’m gonna just add some dots okay so the one thing that I want
to talk about foundation this is maybe a personal preference may be proper but I
think that your foundation should go on your eyelids personally too the reason I
think it should go on your eyelids is why would you want your face all one
color and then it stopped right at your eyelids I think that it should go
everywhere and the other place that needs to go down a girl on is to your
nook you need to blend from your face to your neck because you don’t want a line
of we’re gonna makeup starts and ends okay
so now that I’ve got it everywhere I’m gonna apply it with my brush and I’m
using just Swift soft motions and stippling it on there okay now that I’ve
got my foundation everywhere it’s not blended out as you can see so you have a
couple of options you can continue blending with your brush that is not my
preference my preference is then to blend it out like I said with a damp
beauty blender you can also use one of the round brushes this one’s from Hiro
but I think our teeths is the other brand I have some of their brushes
somewhere too and this is a great option as well I’m gonna do one side of the
face so you can see how it looks I like to push my foundation into my hairline
not only not like into my hair so that my hair is dirty but into my hairline so
that there’s it no distinct difference as to what my skin color is and then my
heroine is you know to me but as you can see I use the brush to really just blend
it out and you get a really nice blend so that’s the side with the the round
brush or whatever kind of brush do you want to call that okay so this is gonna
be the bee blender and I’m gonna just pounce it into my skin and this is damp
with just water I was ringed out ringed rung rung out I’m just gonna pounce that
into my skin to get that really pretty flawless finish as you can see both side
is pretty sides are the same your get the same outcome I personally like this
better than this because I feel like as you could see when you’re pulling this
your skin is being pulled but with a Beauty wound or you’re just pouncing it
into your skin it’s a lot less taxing on your skin all right so I got my
foundation in place I’m gonna go ahead and finish the rest of my face and I
will be right back alright so now that I’ve got my full face done I want to
talk a little bit about matching your foundation because this is probably my
most asked question that I get everywhere mostly DMS on Instagram but a
lot of girls ask me how do you match your foundation so first off if you feel
like you’re not gonna be able to go into a store and match your foundation
properly go somewhere like Sephora or in the mat counter or wherever and let
somebody who works there match it for you and tell you exactly what shade you
are that way there no question but if you want to do it
yourself here’s what you do you go to you go to the the makeup counter you go
to the makeup counter and you test the foundation on your neck not your face
your neck technically your jawline because this is the area that you want
for transition because you want your face to match your nook you don’t want
your neck to match your face because you’re not playing makeup to your neck
you’re playing it to your face so you want a seamless transition you want
everything to to match perfectly so you want to test it right along your jawline
and make sure that it blends perfectly and then it’s the right shade that is
how you find the perfect shade of foundation okay so let’s say also here’s
another hack let’s say also that you only have one foundation and it’s a
medium or a full coverage and you want a lighter coverage for daytime wear all
you have to do is blend it down so put some foundation on the back of your hand
and add a little hump of moisturizer blend it together on your hand and then
apply and that is how you get more of a BB or a tinted moisturizer coverage so
that way you don’t have to buy another product you can use what you have and
multi-purpose if you want to avoid a cakey look I think I mentioned this
earlier don’t powder your entire face only
powder of the areas of your face that you see oil pop up throughout the day
you see it creep up or you see oxidation happen a lot of times you’re gonna see
an ox and oxidized look which wait a minute let’s first rewind what is
oxidation do you know what oxide you know like when you are wearing makeup
throughout the day and then all of a sudden like dry patches should pop up
and when you look close it’s like oh that’s not dry that’s actually my skin
showing through and there’s like the makeup is like kind of like wearing off
that is oxidation it’s literally your makeup is like disintegrating into thin
air it’s like magic it’s not magic it’s actually really
frustrating and annoying and the way to stop that is by using powder but also
the issue with wearing powder all over your face is that’s when you start to
get a really cakey appearance so for instance today with this makeup look the
only area that I have any type of pressed powder on my face obviously I
have it under my eyes to set my my concealer and then I have it only on the
oily parts of my face so that’s my no and then right around my mouth and my
chin sometimes I’ll put a little bit here because I do get a little bit oily
through here during the day but other than that no more powder because I don’t
want a cakey look I want my natural skin to be able to breathe through and this
particular foundation it doesn’t oxidize so I don’t have to worry about it so I
just put my my bronzer i contour directly on top of the foundation and
then I spritz with a makeup setting spray and I’m good to go
all right so that is how do you apply foundation for beginners most of us
already know how to apply it the foundation so if you watch this in
you’re like I already knew that of course you did foundation is pretty
pretty basic but I just wanted to start at the very beginning with makeup basics
and take you back to the very the basics of how to really get your makeup looking
good so next I’m gonna dive in and do a
different part of the face or a different product let me know in the
comment section below what product or area of the face you want to see next
you know do you want to maybe take it back to the beginning for contouring do
you want to see eyeshadow you will see brows you will see lips whatever let me
know in the comments below I’m really excited to do this because I am my bread
and butter of hello gorgeous has always been makeup I’ve loved makeup since I
was 4 years old and my very first job was applying makeup at a kind of a
glamour shot to ask situation back in Ohio and I have given makeovers to every
literally every woman who has allowed me to get my hands on them like I love it
so much so I’m just really excited about this I’m really excited to share my
knowledge that I have gleaned through the years since I’ve been applying it
now for a long time I’m not gonna say how long but it’s been a long time so I
hope you guys enjoyed this video and I hope you’re looking as forward to the
series as I am because I am just super stoked to Lincoln and and like just
getting them some elbow grease open there and learn about the basics of
makeup I’m so excited so let me know in the comments what you guys want to see
for me next in the series and don’t forget to visit me on my blog Angelia
chicama I love you guys so much and thank you so much for watching and
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