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Primers and Foundation Duos | Creating a flawless canvas

When it comes to matching primers to foundations, there are a few approaches you can take to achieve a flawless makeup base. Let’s explore the methods and some tips:

  1. Method 1: Primer First, Then Foundation (Full Coverage):

  • Apply a thin layer of primer all over your face. Smooth it out and allow it to set for about a minute.

  • Next, lightly dot and blend your foundation only where you need it (such as on the cheeks, forehead, and chin). You don’t need to coat your entire face with foundation. This method provides full coverage and works well for those who want a polished finish1.

Foundation shades and matching
Foundation Shades and matching
  1. Method 2: Mixing Primer and Foundation (Lighter Coverage):

  • In the palm of your hand, mix your primer and foundation together using your index finger. A fifty-fifty combo will give you the effect of a light, tinted moisturizer.

  • For a medium coverage effect, try a ratio of 2/3 foundation to 1/3 primer. Blend the mixture onto your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin, ensuring even application.

  • Avoid applying large amounts all over your face, as it may appear mask-like.

  • If your primer gives a dewy finish, consider dusting translucent powder to set it. Skip this step if your primer already contains a mattifier1.

Remember that experimentation is key when choosing primers and foundations. Some general guidelines:

  • Silicone- or water-based products can often be mixed with oil-based products, but it depends on the specific ingredients and formula.

  • When shopping, try mixing small amounts of tester primer and foundation on your hand to see how they blend together.

  • For dry skin, consider using a hydrating primer like Viva Koutour Cosmetics Primer. It pairs well with various foundation textures and provides moisture without looking oily.

Happy makeup blending!


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