In the summertime, during rainy seasons, or during emotional events, it's a good idea to use waterproof foundation.
This can help prevent your foundation from caking or running down your face, ruining the rest of your makeup look. Because foundation is the base layer of any makeup job, when it starts to run the rest of your makeup may slide down with it.
This is why it's essential to find waterproof brands to work with, before you look at any other makeup advice.
To begin with, you will need to choose a waterproof foundation from several different types. Liquid, powder, or mineral brands of foundation are all available, and may all be appropriate for different skin types.
You'll also need to find a foundation that is not only waterproof but also matches your natural skin tone. Look for one that falls within two or three shades of your natural tone for the best results, and find one that's easy to blend. Using the right tools will help make any type of foundation stay on longer.
Sponges or cotton are ideal for liquid foundation, while you will need a large round brush for powder or mineral versions of this product. Apply foundation evenly and blend it in to skin.
Cream to powder or spray on foundations are two types that tend to be waterproof. If you don't have foundation handy that specifically says it is waterproof, you could use your regular foundation and then use pressed powder on top of this. However, there are formulas of waterproof foundations that will give you all these benefits in one.
Formulas that have a bit of oil in them might help to repel water naturally from the face. Using a moisturizer and primer before you put on your foundation will also help keep sweat and oil off of your face, because you will have that extra barrier in place.
No one wants a clown face when they are putting on foundation. A tip to give waterproof foundation a more natural look is to apply it sparingly to the areas that need to be evened out.
If you have ruddy cheeks in the summertime, for example, you may wish to only use foundation on this area. Tinted moisturizers are also a good alternative for those seeking a more natural look, because they combine the healthy benefits of moisturizer with the smoothing benefits of moisturizer.
Be sure to find ones with an SPF of at least 15 if you are going outside, and you can skip the added layer of sunscreen as well. To blend foundation, start in the center of your face and work out to the edges.