Makeup Base Description
Good makeup starts with a good 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. The makeup 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. 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. Makeup 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 good 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.
After the concealer, the next step is to apply a foundation. To create a good makeup 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 for a good makeup base 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 makeup 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 for your makeup base, 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. After the foundation, the makeup base needs to be set with a setting powder or a spray for a flawless, smooth and natural finish. This step helps prevent your makeup base from smudging or melting away. Amongst the best makeup base products is Becca Backlight Priming Filter, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation and Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder.