If you think smooth, flawlessly, air - brushed looking skin just happen by applying foundation, you are sorely mistaken. One thing I learned from my 30 Days of Makeup is that it takes time to layer on.
1. Skin care routine.
No matter what your skin type is, make sure to adhere to your Daily Skin Care Routine the night before and morning after. That way, oiliness is controlled and skin is kept moisturized.
2. Prime your face
A face primer can make or break your overall look so find one that's suitable for your skin type and makeup needs. It helps minimize the visibility of pores and wrinkles once you apply your foundation. Primers also allow your skin to breathe without disturbing the layers of makeup you have on,
3. Choose the foundation especially for your skin type and color.
Although there are foundation that claims it can be used for all skin type, it may not be the case after application and weather exposure.
As to skin color, swatch it on your face instead of the back of your hand. Whatever blends in and disappears is your perfect match.
4. Use the right tools.
Depending on the kind of foundation you choose (liquid, moose, cream or powder) as well as the coverage you'd like to achieve, the tool you're using should blend the product evenly to make it appear like your makeup is only a second layer of skin.
5. Setting and Finishing
"Settiing" locks your makeup in place while "finshing" refers to how your skin would look and feel after applying the product.
Maybelline Dream Satin Foundation has a dewy finish and I'd like to keep it that way but you can still apply a different powder to get the finish you prefer. As for setting the makeup, there are translucent powders and setting sprays available in the market or you can also try baking it with baby powder.