Have you ever looked at photographs of celebrities and models and wondered how their foundation looked so flawless? Do you have a full coverage foundation lying around, but you’re not sure how to apply the foundation correctly? The final look of your makeup depends a lot on how you use the foundation on your face.

Full coverage foundations are perfect for when you want to hide all your imperfections and scarring and achieve a smooth and even complexion. But it’s very easy to go overboard with such foundations that can make it look uneven and unnatural.

Here is a step-by-step guide that will teach you how to apply foundation to achieve full coverage.

1. Prep Your Skin
Your skincare routine is an important part of your makeup routine. Full coverage foundations have a high concentration of saturated colour pigments that cling on to any texture irregularities and dry patches on your skin. To prevent that from happening, make sure you exfoliate your face one to three times a week. This will get rid of any build-up on your face and reveal soft and smooth skin.

Before you apply foundation, wash your face with a gentle cleanser and close the pores with a toner. Apply a moisturiser to nourish and hydrate your skin. Wait for the moisturiser to get completely absorbed into your skin before moving on to the next step.

2. Use A Pore Minimising Primer
To give your full coverage foundation a soft and airbrushed look, blur away your pores using a pore minimising primer. A primer also creates a smooth base for your makeup and makes it last longer.

For example, you can use the Master Prime Primer by Maybelline to prep your skin for makeup application by blurring away specific skin concerns. The lightweight formula of the Master Prime primer will refine the look and feel of your skin and make the full coverage foundation last all day.

3. Apply Your Full Coverage Foundation
When choosing between tools for applying your foundation, we recommend using a makeup brush. A damp beauty blender is also a great foundation application tool, but it absorbs a lot of the foundation, giving you a more natural look instead. Using a dense, flat-top foundation brush will result in the most coverage.

Start by applying a few dots of your favourite full coverage foundation on your face. The Maybelline Superstay is one of the best full coverage foundations that provides an ultra-transforming effect without feeling heavy on your skin. The saturated colour pigments of this high-pigment foundation deliver 24-hour wear for concentrated coverage and a flawless finish that doesn’t fade or shift all day.

Using your foundation brush, blend your foundation towards the outer perimeters of your face. Applying your foundation in the centre of your face and blending it outward will focus the coverage where you need it most. Use small stippling motions to completely blend the foundation into your skin.

4. Let A Beauty Blender Work Its Magic
One way in which a full coverage foundation looks heavy and fake on your face is when it settles in the fine lines around your eyes and the smile lines around your nose and mouth. As we mentioned earlier, a damp beauty blender is great for achieving a natural look. So lightly dab the beauty blender over these problem areas to take away any excess foundation. This prevents the foundation from sinking into your lines and creasing as the day progresses.

That’s it! We hope you know now how to apply foundation, even a saturated full coverage foundation like the Maybelline Superstay, without it looking cakey and heavy on your face. Follow these four steps to achieve a flawless foundation look every time.

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