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Pro Tip Series || F O U N D A T I O N ||

Probably one of the most common follow-up questions when sharing my experience and journey through the beauty industry is, "What kind of foundation do you wear/recommend/l, etc.?"

Foundation selection is tricky. Depending upon your skin type, texture, age, desired look, there are hundreds of foundation options on the market these days. For a custom foundation match, contact me to set up a one-on-one session - available in person, by phone or via Skype.

Learn something new? Try it, post a pic and tag @jillbrooksbeauty for a chance to be featured!

For a more sheer finish to your foundation, mix 2 parts liquid foundation to 1 part moisturizer for a beautiful tinted moisturizer. You can customize the ratio to give you your perfect coverage. Just remember - the more moisturizer you add, the less opacity you'll have. ProTip: If you have oily skin, use a lightweight cream moisturizer or a gel moisturizer (try BELIF The True Cream Aqua Bomb, Sephora exclusive, $38) For normal skin, any daytime moisturizer would work (try Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream by Peter Thomas Roth, $52) For dry skin, use a cream moisturizer or night creme (try Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream With Super 7 Complex,$45)

For a heavier coverage (or if you run out of concealer!), add a touch of loose powder to your liquid foundation. A little powder goes a long way, so mix in slowly & start small. This is also super helpful if your liquid foundation is a little too light - add a powder that is a few shades darker & voila! You have a custom blended foundation!

When it comes to choosing the finish of a foundation (matte, dewy, radiant), I always like to purchase a formula that doesn't restrict me. Purchasing a matte finish allows you to wear your foundation several ways without the expense of having 3-4 bottles laying around. For a dewy finish, add 1 part liquid to 3 parts liquid foundation. For a radiant finish, add a touch of ivory/beige shimmer shadow to your foundation & mix well before applying.

Oil problems? I know they're a hassle, but oily skin stays wrinkle-free longer - so embrace your skin! If you're like me and have an oily shine after a few hours, try buffing on a thin layer of corn starch after priming & before applying your foundation.

I hope you learned something from this blog post - comment below or via social media and let me know how this helpednn! As usual, I strive to keep all information & content on the jb.beautyreport freshj and new.

The next jb.beautyreport #ProTipSeries post will cover all night LIPS - including my favorite products and tools, new techniques and shade selection.

Have a foundation you've been DYING to try? I'll test, review and give a few application tips and techniques! Contact me via the Contact JB tab or in the comment section down below.

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Jill Brooks

Beauty Expert & Image Consultant

Certified Makeup Artist | Lash Technician

Licensed Cosmetologist

Paul Mitchell Honors Graduate

Stylist at Salon South, Columbia, TN

Hair | Makeup | Wardrobe | Lashes

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