Foundation application tips: how to get natural, great coverage

Since coming back from company training in California, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite skin care tidbits and product nuggets with you. Today’s post has several foundation application tips to help you get that gorgeous, natural coverage you want!

That’s me, second from left, with a few of my “SeneBesties”.

Foundation Application Tips

Foundation is the “canvas” on which we build our makeup. Did you know that foundation provides an important shield from the sun’s dangerous rays, and from environmental pollution? Foundation isn’t bad for your skin. It’s the opposite!

Here are a few top foundation application tips to enhance your skin and create a natural-looking base.

Foundation application tips

Apply foundation with the right tool

It may seem easy and fast to apply foundation with your fingers, but it won’t blend as well, and touching our face is a bad idea anyway. For better blending, use a stipple brush or damp beauty sponge (note: I give my customers a beauty blender with foundation purchases, no charge!).

With a brush, blend or stipple the foundation create an airbrushed look – you’ll also end up using less product! With a sponge, dab gently to avoid creating lines.

Don’t Use Powder Foundation

Powder foundation can taken on a chalky appearance and settle into wrinkles, making it a bad choice for women of a certain age. It can also dry out skin and looks unnatural in pictures. Use SeneGence liquid MakeSense Foundation for the most natural and flawless coverage. It’s a good idea to use powder, however, when setting your makeup at the end — Translucid Powder in Natural is perfect for this!

Don’t Showcase Fine Lines

Foundation is meant to hide fine lines, not highlight them. Apply a thinner layer of product under the eye and around the mouth (where wrinkles are most obvious). You can also use our amazing Eye Creme under AND over foundation! (us “women of a certain age” really benefit from this practice. Our founder, Joni, carries Eye Creme in her purse so she can reapply it under her eyes!)

Tip: Be sure to use MakeSense Silk before foundation application to fill fine lines and wrinkles and create a smooth skin surface. Silk, used long-term, will shrink pores!

Don’t Test Color on Your Hands

To color test, don’t use the back of your hand. Our face is a different color! Instead, test the color on your jaw line to find a match. I offer color matching help! Just message me, or if you’re local, let’s meet up so I can swatch you!

MakeSense Foundation provides the perfect, natural feeling and looking coverage and anti-aging benefits to the skin, and is available in Original and Advanced Anti-Aging for fantastic coverage and skin benefits in one. It gives a mechanical shield of SPF 30 when layered over our moisturizers, with no chemical sunscreen!


p.s. You can shop online 24/7 directly from my site: – remember all foundation orders come with a F R E E beauty blender!


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