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Tips for applying foundation

Submitted by Stephanie

1.  Apply foundation with a wedge-shaped cosmetic sponge (they are inexpensive and disposable after you use every corner of them).  It will go on smoother, with more even coverage.
2.  Apply foundation with a damp sponge for sheer coverage. Pat the applicator once or twice on areas that need a bit more coverage, then blend.  This is especially good for hot or humid days.  You don't sweat through as much.
3.  Apply concealer with ring finger. Make it a shade or two lighter than your skintone. Apply it lightly in a downward triangle from the outer corner of your eye to your nostril.  Trust me! All models and stars do this.  Also apply it in the middle of your forehead, down the bridge of your nose, and the upper lip, also the middle of your chin.  in short, blend it so its practically imperceptible, but is wherever natural light would highlight your face.
4.  Remember to change the tone of your foundation with the changing seasons as your skin lightens, and darkens through the year.  Also, the type, as many people experience drier skin in the winter, and need a more moisturizing; some people in the summer need a lighter one...you know.

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