If your skin is clean, smooth and even Ė congrats! You are a winner! But not everyone is born with perfect skin. You may have red areas, facial hair, acne scars and other bumps in your face. I used to think that a few red areas werenít that big of a deal. I was proven wrong. When I started taking care of my skin (the way Iím showing you on this site) people looked at me in a different way. The shadows and red areas, that often appear on the nose and chin area make these parts of your face look bigger. Wrinkles and black circles under your eyes make you look old and tired.
You should use a moisturizing day cream and night cream until you're about 30 years old. When you get older than 30, if you have started to get lines in your face, it might be time to start using anti-ageing products.
I wouldn't recommend using a full coverage foundation other than for nights out and for photo sessions. It could make you look like your face is made of cake. And you donít have to apply it to the entire face area if you're not going to a dark pub or something. I really think the best thing is to apply a very thin layer only to the areas where you have spots and bumps and where the skin is red or black (usually on your nose, around your nose, chin and the middle of your forehead). That way you get a natural look. Another great tip is to use one of those tinted moisturizing creams. You'll look fabulous and your skin will not dry out!
I use foundation for parties and photo sessions and tinted moisturizing cream for the everyday look.
The color of your foundation should be as close to your natural skin color as possible. If youíre choosing between two different colors, take the brighter one.
The nose could use some extra powder in the same color as the foundation.
(Finally, if you want, you can apply some transparent powder to the entire face area to fix the make-up.)