Hair and make-up artist Evelina Andersson really knows all the “do’s” and “don’ts” when it comes to make-up. She has listed seven mistakes that are common when applying foundation.
Evelina Andersson is a make-up artist and of course extremely knowledgeable in everything to do with make-up. She has listed seven points below that one should consider or avoid when applying foundation.
1. Choosing the wrong TYPE of foundation:
Consider trying to find a foundation that suits your skin. If you are dry, I do not recommend products that are too matte, as there is a risk that you will look drier. Feel free to choose someone who gives a little extra moisture and nutrition and maybe a little more shine. Do you have oily skin? Try to find a foundation that is water-based and not oil-based. Try to think about how you want your foundation to give in terms of finish and coverage in the end.
2. Application in poor light:
When you’re doing your make-up in poor lighting, it’s sometimes hard to see if you’ve missed certain parts, or maybe even choose the completely wrong color of your foundation (see the next point). Maybe you have a streak of foundation right by your jaw that you haven’t seen.. And it’s very clearly visible when you come out into the daylight (Woops!), been there, done that… and then I’m still a makeup artist! Everyday tip: Do you have poor lighting in the bathroom or the room you apply your make-up in? Take a small mirror and go to a window, if it’s still daylight, you can check the makeup. Another tip is to buy a lamp with daylight (type 5500 Kelvin).
3. Wrong COLOR of your foundation:
This is a common problem. Because which color should you actually choose? You first need to locate if your skin is more towards a pink, yellow or a more neutral tone. After that, you choose the degree of darkness of the foundation. In the summer, it may be that you need a slightly darker foundation because your skin may turn a little browner. While in winter you may need to use a lighter variant. When choosing foundation, I always test the color on the front part of the jaw (but next to the chin) to get a good tone. Many may be a little red on the chin, so you should not test there. Let the foundation sit for a few minutes to see how it penetrates, because sometimes it can change slightly from how it first looks because it can react to the skin. Do you have several tones to choose from? Then draw a few lines with the different shades next to each other and the one that becomes the most invisible is the one you should choose! If you find it difficult, don’t hesitate to ask the stores’ make-up artists for help!
4. Apply to old makeup:
ALWAYS apply to clean skin if you want a nice result. Old makeup that hasn’t been properly cleaned tends to make your makeup look dull and flaky. And not only that, your skin can clog and get impurities. Big No No!
5. Choosing a foundation to get browner:
Never use a foundation because you want to look browner!! It just looks dirty. Choose the right tone for your skin, then use bronzer for a sun-kissed look!
6. Using too much product:
Rather, use a small amount of foundation when applying and see how much it covers. If you want a little more coverage on certain areas, you can go over with a little more, alternatively use concealer. It’s very easy for it to look too cakey and dirty if you use too much product at once. The risk of streaks and flaming makeup increases!
7. Product in the hairline and eyebrows:
This is common when Evelina checks other people’s makeup. Be careful when applying foundation to the hairline and eyebrows. Especially if you have lighter hair. It is immediately visible if you have used too much product. The same applies if you have dark hair with lighter skin. Then it can easily look like you get a gray hairline or eyebrows. If you happen to get some in your brows or hairline, take a lightly moistened towel and wash off as much as possible.