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Beauty Tip 44. Get your foundation right

Without properly applied foundation, your make up with never look its best and neither will you. There are several crucial steps to getting your foundation just right. Here are five of the best:

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1. Moisturise first
Applying moisturiser after cleansing but before you reach for your foundation ensures the make-up has a soft, smooth surface to bind to.

2. Don't forget your neck
Few make up mistakes look as bad as the the two tone face and neck caused by stopping your make up at your chin. So always apply a little foundation under the chin and down the upper neck, blending it away as you go down.

3. Enhance, don't disguise
The purpose of foundation is to enhance the natural skin not cover it completely. So use as little foundation as possible to ensure you look like you, not your circus going twin (a white faced clown, in case you didn't get it).

4. Don't overdo the nose
The temptation is to slap a thick layer of foundation on the nose because this tends to be the area that shines the quickest. However, this never looks even and any powder you then apply will just look all wrong. Unfortunately, the only solution is to re-powder when shine appears.

5. Find your colour
The most important rule of foundation is to find the colour that perfectly matches your skin. This may take a little time and effort but once you find the right shade, it will serve you well for the rest of your life.

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