As the weather heats up and we spend more time under the sun, we need to adjust our makeup application technique to ensure flawless coverage, without looking cakey and piled on. We caught up with Le Metier de Beaute Direction Mikey Castillo and trainer/makeup artist Erin Lockard for insider tips on how to apply foundation seamlessly.
Start with a small amount of foundation and use a flat foundation brush to stretch the pigment, allowing the foundation to provide coverage without revealing itself on the skin. You don't want to see any streaking.
A lightweight foundation with SPF is ideal for Spring and Summer. Save the heavier coverage for nighttime and use concealer to cover spots and blemishes during the day. Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Complex has an SPF of 20 and the coverage is sheer to medium, allowing the skin to maintain its natural luster.
Last but not least, you need to set the beautiful canvas with a sheer pressed powder. Swirling a brush on the skin just creates an explosion of powder all over the face! In order to set makeup properly, you must firmly press the applicator on the skin in a rock and roll motion. Whether the applicator is a brush or sponge, rock the applicator on the surface, and roll the powder on to the skin. This motion fills in the pores, making the face appear more flawless and also seamlessly binds the foundation to the skin. This is the best way to ensure long-wearing, superior performance. A powder like Le Metier de Beaute Visage de Soie Finishing Powder contains neither talc nor cornstarch, giving the powder true translucency on the skin without ever looking dry or pasty. When touched-up throughout the day, it's virtually undetectable on the skin, exactly how a pressed powder should be.