Simple Steps to Using a Cushion Foundation

by Eden Ding

When it comes to applying makeup, a cushion foundation is one of the must-haves included in your makeup kit. It does not only give you an even layer of foundation, but it is also easy and quick to apply. This is the reason why the cushion foundation is excellent for newbies!

How do you use a cushion foundation?

A cushion foundation looks like the usual compact powders we are used to, but they work differently. For one thing, instead of a powder cake, you get a foundation cushion that holds liquid foundation. Here are the steps on how you use the best cushion foundation:

  1. Press lightly

Open the compact case. Then, using the applicator, press lightly into the foundation cushion. This will release just the right amount of liquid foundation on the applicator.

  1. Apply onto your face

Once the liquid foundation is on the applicator, apply it to your face. If you are new to using foundation, the areas where you should apply it are your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin.

  1. Cover and blend

Create your desired coverage and then blend the foundation in. When you do this, use light downward strokes made with a tapping motion. Make sure that the layers are even from all sides.

Now you have a good and even layer of foundation. Your face will look smoother, and you can continue your usual makeup routine!

How to finish a cushion foundation look?

Since the cushion foundation is also widely recommended for makeup newbies, there is a huge chance that you probably do not know how to do your makeup too. Well, we got your back! Here are some simple tips on finishing your cushion foundation makeup look:

  1. Apply concealer when needed

If you notice that there are blemishes in your skin that the foundation has not covered, you could use a touch of concealer. A concealer also helps you out if you want to cover up your under-eye bags.

  1. Add color to your cheeks

With the foundation and the concealer on, your skin is all good. The next thing you have to do is to add some color to your face. Apply blush on to the apples of your cheeks. Always remember to choose a color that complements your skin tone.

  1. Work on your eyes

Now, you should apply your eye shadow. It is always best to use an eye shadow palette compared to using individual colors. Choose a color. Use the medium shade on your eyelid. The darkest shade should be used to define the crease of your eyelid, and the lightest shade should highlight the area below the arch of your eyebrows and the inner corner of your eyes. Make sure that you blend all shades well with a brush.

  1. Liven up your lashes

It is time to give your lashes more volume and length with mascara! To apply, look up and then start at the base of your upper lashes. Wiggle the mascara wand on the area back and forth to coat the base. Then, move the mascara wand towards the tips of your lashes slowly.

  1. Paint your lips

To complete your look, put on some lipstick! Again, choose a shade that works for your skin tone.

Now that you know how to use the trendy cushion foundation and the basics of applying makeup, you will surely be able to face the world confidently!

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