Beauty: The Perfect Foundation Routine, Contouring and Highligting

These days, makeup routines seem easier especially when we see them on celebrities. However, getting the right brushes, routines and products also say alot about the finished look. From getting the perfect eyebrows to foundation routines, it’s best to know how it works in order to stand out.




How-To Guide – Perfect Foundation Routine


Get the Right Items


What you’ll need:

  • Liquid foundation in your normal shade. We recommend the Revlon ColorStay Foundation or Mac Studio Fix
  • Liquid concealer or foundation in a slightly lighter color than your skin.
  • Concealer, foundation, or powder in a slightly darker color than your skin. (I used M.A.C. Eye Shadow in Embark.)
  • Setting powder M.A.C. Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder
  • Blush
  • Bronzer
  • A powder brush
  • Optional: a foundation brush or sponge
  • Optional: a concealer brush


Find Your Perfect Color

  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Powder


Prep Your Skin

Before we get to the details, it’s best to prepare your skin first with your regular cleansing routine. Use your favorite daily wash, cleanser/toner and face cream first. Make sure your skin is clean and moisturized. According to Makeup Pro Rachel Goodwin– “Wait five minutes before you apply foundation to let moisturizer sink in.” Then proceed with your primer, if necessary.

We recommend using a good Primer, especially if you want your makeup to last throughout the night. Using a good primer can also help minimize pores and mattify your face while making it feel smoother.


Use the Right Brush/Sponge perfectly

If you’re going for a full coverage look, it’s best you use a sponge or Brush instead of your fingers. To get an airbrushed finished look, using a good brush makes a big difference in order to blend the makeup all over, including around the eye area.


Apply Foundation, then Concealer

Some people like to apply their concealers first. But we recommend applying a good foundation first. Using a base of foundation will help keep your concealer crease-free while making your makeup last longer. For foundation, look for a lightweight liquid in a color that works perfectly with your skin tone. Going too light might make you look fake, especially when your face appears brighter than your neck. When in doubt, seek professional advice from your makeup artist or go to a near by beauty store to test.

After applying your foundation, go for a concealer that is one shade lighter than your skin. Use a smaller brush to cover the darker part of your under-eye circles. In some cases, you could also apply a small amount of concealer unto your T-Zone.


Finish with Powder

To perfectly make your foundation and concealer stick, finish your look with a loose powder to appear more natural. Start with your hairline on one side then gently go down your cheekbone and then swipe to the other areas for a perfect powder coverage.


Full Tips

  •  Cleanse your face
  • Apply moisturizer to protect your skin
  • Get the right brush and sponges ready
  • Apply light foundation. Don’t overdo it to keep a natural look.
  • Apply concealer lightly under your eyes and your T-Zones
  • Also make sure that you change your makeup brushes after sometime or simply wash them regularly to avoid oil and dirt.
  • Make sure you buy the correct type of foundation for your skin. Going too light or too dark just doesn’t cut the mark. Most women always make this mistake. When in doubt, as a good makeup artist
  • For Concealers, you can go with a tone one step lighter than your skin
  • If you want to add that EXTRA to your night look, you can add a bronzer to give you that shimmery glam
  • Look at your face closely in the mirror to make sure there are no spots of foundation that are not blended in properly
  • You’re ready!
  • Don’t forget to add a SMILE to that look



Ever wondered how Kim Kardarshian gets those perfect contoured faced?




NOTE: If you want to go the extra mile of contouring and highlighting, check extra tips from the videos below.




Beauty By JJ


That Igbo Chick (We love the makeup inspiration from Chidinma of That Igbo Chick Blog)


Tiarra Monet


Other great products to consider from Nigeria: (SHOP HERE)





Let us know if you tried any of these Foundation Routines. 


Check out our previous Beauty Guide- Get the Perfect EyeBrows


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