As an adult or a teenager, it can be absolutely devastating when you have bad skin. With bullying being a real problem with teenagers as well as in certain cases in adulthood, which can seriously wreak havoc on your self-esteem and can make you feel lonely, skin issues can make your life a living hell. While people generally say be “comfortable in your own skin”, it may seem like such an easy thing to say for someone not living in your shoes. If you are suffering from skin issues that are hurting your confidence levels, makeup can be a real help to put your best face forward.
If you are looking to cover up any skin issues like rosacea, discolorations or birthmarks, the best weapons you have in your arsenal is a good foundation and makeup tools that can help you get the most coverage out of your foundation.
If you are looking to boost the coverage of your foundation, the basic thing is, and this comes as no shocker, you will need a foundation that is medium to full coverage. A good choice for this purpose is the Ultra HD Stick Foundation from Makeup Forever since it has a thicker texture and gives amazing coverage.
Another product that you can try out is the Kryolan TV Paint Stick. The Milani Conceal + Perfect is a great drugstore option and can give you good coverage as well. Once you have the perfect color match for your skin, there are a number of tips you can use to maximize the coverage and get a flawless blank canvas for your face to contour, blush, highlight and the works. There are a couple of ways in which you can boost the coverage. These are the tried and tested tricks to help your foundation look non-cakey, yet be extremely full-coverage.
Step 1: Prep your skin
Whether you have dry or oily skin, moisturizing can help hydrate your skin and prevent makeup from drying your skin out. It will also help the makeup sit more flawlessly on your skin.
A primer is your best friend when you are going full coverage. If you have texture on your skin, you will definitely need a primer. If you have a lot of pores or any texture on your skin, choosing a thicker primer can help to even out the base, which is so necessary when you are going full coverage, since otherwise you are going to end up with foundation bunching around or breaking apart at those areas and an uneven coverage.
Step 2: Application
1. Sponge – If you are using a sponge, a good option definitely is the beauty blender. If you have never heard of this magic tool, it’s basically a sponge that can help you get a skin like texture on your foundation and can help you build up the coverage on your face.
To use a beauty blender properly, dampen the beauty blender first. Do not drag or rub the foundation on with the sponge. Instead, go in a stippling motion and pat it into the skin for a more skin-like texture and better coverage.
2. Brush – If you are more comfortable with makeup brushes, a good makeup brush set to invest in is the Artise Brushes, if you can afford them or the Real Technique ones for a drugstore option. For a brush, you want to do the same stippling motion as a beauty blender as this can really help you pack the foundation into your skin.
Step 3: Setting your foundation
After you are done with your concealer and cream contour, an additional step that you can use to maximize coverage, and this step is totally optional, you can set your foundation with a powder foundation rather than a setting powder as the powder foundation will again add an extra layer of coverage. A good product is the loose powder foundation from Bare Minerals. To set your complete makeup, use a setting spray to melt your makeup with your skin and to help your makeup look flawless all day.
There you have it, some of the best tips and tricks you can use to maximize the coverage of your foundation and get the full coverage mask you have always been waiting for.