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How to Apply Powder Foundation

Let professional makeup artist Patricia Longo teach you how to apply powder foundation in this makeup tutorial from Howcast.

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Hi, I am Patricia Longo andI am a professional make up artist. I've worked with models form sports Illustrated like Brooklyn Decker and Julie Henderson to Alec Baldwin at 30 Rock. All those things that experts do that the average person doesn't know how to do we will learn how to do it on these videos. How to apply powder foundation is really up to you it depends on how light you want to go or how heavy you want to go. If you want a light coverage, just sort of a touch up on the foundation I recommend uysing a light brush that has very little ends. It's very good for loose but you could also dab it into you powder foundation and just touch it nice and softly and put it in the spots that you have you flaws or if you want a full coverage use a heavier powder brush, you would take powder brush and swirl it into the powder foundation and then go, dabbing, dabbing as if you were putting on blush, but you would put blush all over your face and you would do circular motions, but for heavy full coverage I recommend using the sponge that it comes with. You dab it wet. Get it all wet in a bowl of water, you squeeze out the excess water then you have a wet sponge you dab into the foundation powder in a circular motion and as you apply it you'll see if I apply it with the wet foundation sponge I t comes on a lot heavier and then you apply it with full coverage. My overall recommendation with powder foundation is start light and then with a wet sponge lightly go around in a circular motion and dab it and then blend it and you will get enough coverage so you don't look to cakey.

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