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How to Apply Liquid Foundation – Tips & Tricks

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Apply Liquid Foundation

Share your best tips and tricks for flawless application of liquid foundation!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

Temptalia’s Tips

  1. Moisture your skin well; the better the real base, the better everything applies on top of that.  Give your moisturizer some time to absorb and sink in before applying anything on top of it.
  2. I like spritzing either my face or my foundation brush with a bit of water, which helps to sheer out the liquid foundation and give it added slip.  I find that we don’t need nearly as much foundation as we think, so it helps make any foundation sheerer and then enables me to go back over areas that need more coverage with without putting too much on everywhere.
  3. I like to give my foundation a few minutes to set before applying a finishing or setting powder on top, because this helps to keep the powder from sticking too much in any area (in the event that an area is slightly wet still) and minimizes any powderiness from application of setting/finishing powders later on.
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This Week’s Sales for March 11th, 2013

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Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  Sheer Cover (25%), drugstore.com (12%), Pur Minerals (10%), Sephora (8%), SkinStore (8%)
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Generally, I don’t see much difference in wear from $2 to $40 polish. Illamasqua’s polish wears the longest on me (as long as 14 days no chipping, just minor tip wear), which is a premium polish. But next to nothing chips on me, so I’m not the greatest test subject (unfortunately!). I think you may a premium for access to certain ingredients/colors that aren’t necessarily available to all yet.

— Christine

Sunday Link Love, Volume #132

Happy Sunday!

How are you?  How has your weekend been treating you thus far? I’ve managed to get through only a small portion of my to-do list, unfortunately, so here’s to hoping to really focusing and getting through the rest!  We’re going to do brunch at home with omelets.  What do you like to put in yours? We’re trying mushrooms, onions, and spinach; I’m adding a bit of goat cheese to mine, too.  Mellan will enjoy his usual–fishy kibble with salmon oil on top–delish, LOL!