Foundation makeup is applied prior to the application of any other makeup. Learn how to apply foundation makeup for tan skin with help from a certified professional makeup artist in this free video clip.
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Hi, I'm Chantelle Tarride, and I'm a professional makeup artist, and today I'm going to show you how to apply foundation makeup for tan skin. The first step you want to do is find your foundation of choice. Today, I'll be using this color. What I do is I actually like to go ahead and apply the liquid foundation directly on to your skin and I'll tell you why because your natural body heat, the brush that you'll be taking is your stippling brush. This stippling brush you're going to directly apply it to the liquid foundation. You're going to do a swirling effect directly onto your skin. What this is doing is warming up the foundation, giving a much more natural easier base to kind of just go directly onto your skin with and now you can apply it directly to your face. This is what stippling is really used for. What this is doing is really really putting that foundation directly into those pores, into those fine lines and you can even start kind of buffing it out. Don't press it into your skin, very lightly, lightly, lightly buff it. This is going to give you a very nice overall cover and blend it very very naturally and just keep swirling it around. The swirling effect is what gives it the most natural look. If you do find that you're having a little bit of trouble blending into certain areas or it's coming out a little bit too streaky, I always take a nice makeup sponge and I can go into the contour of my eyes for example and blend out and even around my nose. Those areas that you may find that this is too big for you, you see it kind of doesn't get in there so you can get the foundation, you can stipple it in there. See how I'm stippling, stippling all in those areas and now you can take that sponge and really blend it into your skin. Don't ever forget the neck. You don't have to stipple your neck because it's not too noticeable but you do want to get that nice overall blend from your neck to your face, so you don't get, now this is the part that a lot of girls forget is by the ears, this little area, that connection and especially if you're wearing your hair up, you want to get in there, into that actual hairline. Don't worry about getting makeup into your hair, you can always take it off right before. That's why you do your makeup first and then your hair, get it all in there by the ears. And that's it, that's how to apply foundation for tan skin. Hope you enjoyed it. I'm Chantelle Tarride, and thank you for watching.