This season when your skin is working towards a healthy glow, one of the best brightening tools in your makeup arsenal isn't some fancy-named new discovery. No, it's foundation.
This beauty staple can combat anything from dry, flaky skin to a still-sallow complexion, just with a few quick changes to your regular routine. Find out how to make foundation your changing-seasons secret weapon when you read more.
If your skin feels dry: You may have already switched to a lighter foundation for spring, but are you allowing your moisturiser to work to the best of its ability? "Even if you've had moisturiser on all day, once you're ready to put on your foundation, I suggest putting on more moisturiser and waiting three to five minutes for that to set in," says celebrity makeup artist Lusine Galadjian. "Then the foundation goes on a lot smoother and blends in with your skin. If you don't do that, it can look blotchy like it's sitting on top of the skin instead of blending with the skin."
If your foundation seems chalky: Skin can look slightly sallow before we've gotten enough SPF-protected summer sun, so if your foundation has your skin looking greige or ashy, use less. "Mix it with a little bit of moisturiser," Galadjian recommends. "Just put it in the T-zone where you really need it, because if you put it all over the whole face will look chalky." Another way to warm up the complexion is to add bronzer on your cheekbones and along the sides of the face.
If your neck is too light: Although the neck is already lighter naturally, you'll want to avoid the floating head scenario. Blend foundation down the neck, then strategically apply bronzer to contour. Sweep the shade underneath the jawline and up the sides of the neck for added definition.