The most important step in the makeup process is undoubtedly to apply a good base layer of liquid foundation! We sought the help of a professional makeup artist, Janna, to conduct a quick makeup tutorial and teach us how to prep the skin before makeup, choose the appropriate liquid foundation and makeup products so there’s ample time to apply your foundation perfectly.
Let’s dive into this liquid foundation makeup tutorial!
▍A.H.C Hyaluronic Toner：
Janna shares that whenever she applies makeup for a bride, she typically uses ampoules which allow you to improve your skin condition and moisture levels in the blink of an eye. Although we do not need top-grade quality products for our daily makeup routine, it is important to first use some form of skincare product that’ll ensure makeup stays in place for a longer period of time.
Janna chose the highly raved A.H.C Hyaluronic Toner from Korea, which is otherwise known as the Hyaluronic B5 Lotion. Its texture and properties are a combination of a toner, essence and lotion, allowing you to achieve moisturising and pore minimising effects. A truly 3-in-1 product, the A.H.C Hyaluronic Toner gives you the best bang for your buck!
To apply, simply use your fingers to pat on the product onto your skin. There’s no need to use any cotton pads because the A.H.C Hyaluronic Toner will be quickly absorbed into your skin!
Makeup Tutorial Tip: If you have a facial massager stick, use it in an upward motion on your cheeks and forehead, while pushing outwards for your nose and chin.
In less than two minutes, your skin will glisten with moisture and radiance after using the A.H.C Hyaluronic Toner!
▍Natural Makeup Foundation – MAYBELLINE Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation – B3 Natural Beige:
Containing 3 different moisturising formulas, the silky powder mist particles will smoothen your skin and reduce the oil on your face! This liquid foundation comes with SPF24++, is oil-free, fragrance-free and suitable for users with sensitive skin.
Texture: Slightly thick
Fragrance: ★ ☆☆☆☆☆
Hydration: ★★★★★ ☆
Concealing Effect: ★★★ ☆☆☆
Malleability: ★★★★★ ☆
Durability: ★★★★★ ☆
Most people wouldn’t expect this product to come with concealing properties after seeing the words “light” on the product. However, simply apply a second layer of MAYBELLINE Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation and watch any blemishes or marks disappear! This liquid foundation promises a full coverage yet lightweight texture, allowing your makeup to look effortlessly natural!
Makeup Tutorial Tip: Janna recommends that you apply the liquid foundation outwards, which not only increases the durability of the foundation, but also prevents the foundation from getting too thick. It saves you from using too much product too!
The look below is achieved from applying a second layer of foundation. Other than the large pimple on her cheek, all her pores are minimized and concealed.
▍Silky, Powdery Foundation – VDL Perfecting Last Foundation:
Made in Korea, VDL’s Perfecting Last Foundation contains SPF 30 PA++ to help you combat against harmful UV rays whilst providing long lasting matte and high coverage. The product has a light, airy texture due to its Light-Fitting Cover Complex technology that allows the pigment particles to be applied smoothly without clumping. The Lumilayer pigments contained in the foundation also serves to provide your skin with overall radiance after application.
By balancing the water and oil levels in your skin using its Bio Moisture Layer technology, this liquid foundation is perfect for oily skin or for use when the sun is scorching hot, keeping your skin moisturized while protecting it at the same time.
Some may wonder how much foundation to use but don’t fret! The bottle has been designed such that one pump of foundation would be sufficient to cover your entire face!
Fragrance: ★★★★★ ☆
Hydration: ★ ☆☆☆☆☆
Concealing Effect: ★★★ ☆☆☆
Malleability: ★★★ ☆☆☆
Durability: ★★★★ ☆☆
Makeup Tutorial Tip: If you find that the colour you chose is too pale, simply use this with other foundations of a natural shade to balance out the colour.
The product feels refreshing and lightweight, with an airy texture. However, it does dry up the skin afterwards so users with dry skin should apply sufficient moisturizer before using this liquid foundation!
▍Soft Focus Matte Finish Foundation – W-Snow Cover Tip Stick:
Another product from Korea, WLab’s W-Snow Cover Tip Stick with SPF 50+ PA+++ has perfect concealing abilities. A combination of a concealer and foundation, this product provides great coverage and acts as a strong cover base.
However, it is not suitable for hot and sweaty days — instead keep this for when you’re going overseas. After applying this product, do put on a layer of loose powder or pressed powder.
Concealing Effect: ★★★★★☆
As seen in these pictures, all you need is one layer of product to make the pimple disappear! Even the pores are minimised! This makeup look lies in between being airy and radiant, making it suitable for bright and fresh makeup looks.
▍Translucent, Beautiful Skin – VDL Expert Colour Primer for Eyes:
If you want to achieve the perfect translucent foundation look, the last and most important step is to brighten up your skin to achieve the covetable radiant makeup look. Janna’s first recommendation is to use VDL’s Expert Colour Primer for Eyes around the eye area to create an optimal lid surface for eyeshadow application and keep your eyelids soft and supple.
Makeup Tutorial Tip: For those who do not own any other highlighter products for the face, this product can be used as a replacement as well.
The translucent, clear shade is perfect for those who want to achieve the natural, Korean makeup look as the brightening effect is not too obvious and dramatic.
▍Illuminating Highlighter – MAYBELLINE Facestudio Master Strobing Cream:
The Master Strobing Cream is so perfect that it has captured our hearts. With one swipe, the skin is instantly lit. Using advanced technology, the product makes your skin radiant and leaves a silky texture. Thin and translucent, the product glides perfectly on your face. After using this foundation, I couldn’t help but head back to Shopee Mall to purchase the Nude colour too!
However, be careful not to use too much product or you’d look like a copper tin man as the colour is quite pigmented.
Makeup Tutorial Tip: Use the product to highlight your nose bridge, forehead, lower jaw, as well as at the tip of your brows, the C-section around your eyes and sides of your nose to give your face more definition!
Makeup Tutorial Over!
After reading this article, we hope you have a better idea of how to choose a foundation that is perfect for you. Keep in mind that there are no good or bad products, only foundation that is suitable or not suitable for our skin. Hopefully everyone finds the foundation that is most suited for them soon!
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This post was originally published on Shopee Taiwan Blog.