Good makeup starts with a good makeup base. The base is applied to the skin before wearing other makeup products to even out the skin tone and hide blemishes, hence giving the makeup artist a smooth canvas to work on. Some brands sell all in one makeup bases at low prices in Pakistan such as Oscar Beauty USA and DMGM Fluid Sheer Makeup Base. You can also buy makeup base kits that have all the basic essentials for achieving the perfect base.
Pros & Cons
Evens out the skin
Some products come with UV protection
The right products can make your skin look flawless
Daily usage can damage the skin
Heavy application can make you look older
Wrong shade will make your base look cakey
Accentuates fine lines and wrinkles if not applied properly
How to Apply the Perfect Flawless Makeup Base
The makeup base is a combination of primer, concealer, foundation and setting powder but a general misconception is that it refers to a foundation only. Amongst the best makeup base products in Pakistan are Becca Backlight Priming Filter, NARS Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer, Huda Beauty Foundation, Too Faced Born This Way, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation and Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. If you are only looking for a foundation, then DMGM, NARS, Too Faced, Masarrat Misbah, MAC and Maybelline are amongst the good brands that are available in Pakistan.
Makeup base starts with a good Primer that is suitable to your skin type. Primers prep up your skin and provide a silken smooth surface so that the makeup products glide on your skin and go on smoothly rather than getting stuck in fine lines. A good base needs primers to fill out enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, making the application of makeup easy and smooth.
After primer, the next step for a flawless makeup base is the Concealer. Some people prefer to apply concealer after foundation but it all depends on your liking and requirement. Concealers hide spots, dark under-eye circles as well as fix uneven skin tones, redness, acne marks and other blemishes. Maybelline and L'Oreal are two of the affordable options in Pakistan.
The next step is to apply a foundation. To create a good base, remember to choose the right colour that is closer to your own skin tone or one shade lighter for the most natural-looking finish. Choosing the wrong colour and texture will end up making your face look cakey. The right foundation formula depends on your skin type, climate and coverage requirement. if you have dry to normal skin, wearing a liquid formula would work best for you and for oily skin, an oil control, non-greasy formula will give the best results. Winters are the perfect time to wear dewy, creamy or liquid formulas. Creamy or dewy base in hot weather is not a good idea at all as the heat is likely to melt off your makeup and make your face look patchy. Before buying a foundation, decide on how much coverage you require. Foundations come in sheer to very thick coverage formulas, you just need to know what works best for you.
Setting Powder or Spray
After the foundation, the base needs to be set with a setting powder or a spray for a flawless, smooth and natural finish. This step helps prevent your base from smudging or melting away.
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