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How To Do Basic Makeup With Foundation | Base Makeup

How To Do Basic Makeup With Foundation

If you are a regular reader of GreenStory then you already know that few days before I started doing ‘how to do’ type post on Base makeup. previously I posted Makeup With Pancake | Heavy Base. check that if you haven’t yet.

Today I’ll talk about how to do basic makeup with foundation. With foundation, we can achieve heavy, medium to sheer makeup which more appropriate for our day to day makeup.  I mean to say, makeup that is appropriate for individuals and not any stage makeup. I, myself always reach for a foundation (liquid to be more precise), for daily makeup to a party makeup. Using foundation for a base makeup is way easier than using pancake foundation of so.



Products for Basic Makeup With Foundation:

  • a liquid foundation (obviously!) in medium to heavy coverage (as you prefer) in your skin shade (I used Rimmel for today, read review here)
  • A concealer of your choice (I used here Revlon age defying spa)
  • Translucent powder or any pressed/finishing powder (I used here Revlon Colorstay pressed powder)
  • Some face brushes like powder/foundation/stipple/concealer/kabuki etc. Beauty sponge if u prefer that.
  • Face Primer of your choice (I haven’t used here. A moisturizer can do the job as well).



How To Do Basic Makeup With Foundation


  • Start with a clean and moisturized face. Apply primer if you want. Then apply sufficient drops of your foundation. You can directly put foundation on your face or can take the foundation on the back of your hand or a mixing plate that your brush to apply that on the face.


How To Do Basic Makeup With Foundation


  • Start blending onto the face with the help of your brush. I’ve used ELF stipple brush here. You can definitely use finger tips for that, works almost the same way just with a brush it’s faster and easier. I prefer a brush to avoid messing with my hand as well. Blend your foundation until you get your desired smooth coverage. Add more layers if you want.


How To Do Basic Makeup With Foundation


  • Then apply concealer only in those areas where you need. Like, if you want to cover any dark spot or brighten up your under eye area. You can again use a concealer brush for that or sponge. I used simply my fingers here.
  • Now, you are almost done. Just apply finishing powder very lightly to set the whole thing. You can also skip applying all over the face, just apply powder in those areas where it tends to crease or gets oily. For eg, under the eye or T-zone.


How To Do Basic Makeup With Foundation

And then you’re done and ready to do other parts like eye makeup, contouring or so!



  1. Your foundation might take 5/10 min to set.
  2. Choosing a perfect shade according to your skin tone is the most important thing. Then check your skin type with the foundation type. If you have oily skin then a water-based foundation will be most suitable for you.
  3. Try to pick those foundation shade which matches to your neck/upper chest area. If you look carefully at the pictures above, I haven’t use any foundation in my neck area but after completing my base it totally matches with my neck. You can also pick your foundation shade matching with your hands. That’s how when you’re done with your makeup you won’t have to care for your hands if they are a bit tanned or bright.
  4. Choose concealer as close as possible to your skin tone to cover up dark spots.
  5. If your skin tends to oxidize choose a shade light foundation/press powder. Remember not to pick both of them in light shade, just one of them, either foundation or powder.


This is pretty much what actually I do to prepare my makeup base. You can also check out my next post on how to do Everyday Makeup.
Hope this post helps you to start with your makeup. Any suggestion, opinion, question let me know in the comment box below :)


  • Reply
    Nayma Nashique
    November 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    apu tmi foudantion concealer kotha thke kinso? tmr ki oily skin? kmn price hote apre eigular? ektu idea daw

  • Reply
    September 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    wow!! i am so thankful to you for doing these posts apuni :*
    and you are very beautiful! even without makeup! <3
    and you have a clear skin too!! ami to ektu makeup use korley pimples uthe jai :(
    can you do aby post on poducts to use for acne prone skin?

  • Reply
    March 17, 2013 at 3:38 am

    hey hun loving your blog please check mine out =)

  • Reply
    Farhana Alam Dalia
    March 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    love this post..thanks a ton apu..just one apply korar por ki kisukhkhon wait korte hobe concealer apply er agey to set it?

  • Reply
    March 4, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    rimmel london konta?blue cap,chikon type?r shade no.ta koto apnar??? i really need to know…thnx

    • Reply
      Tamanna Islam
      March 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      rimmel london lasting finish 25 hr… shade natural beige 400 …red cap :)

  • Reply
    March 4, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    woww ….great u r looking nice apii ……oily face er jonno kon foundation r pressed powder ta valo hbe?r kono valo primer ase oily face er jnno?

    • Reply
      Tamanna Islam
      March 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      thank you :)
      when you buying foundation or primer check the disclaimer.. its always mentioned there if it is for oily skin.
      try to pick water based foundation for oily skin… (check ingredients for that)

      **please follow/ subscribe… otherwise i cant see who you are :)

  • Reply
    Shifat Ferdous
    March 4, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Reallyy like the post…. love it…….

  • Reply
    Sharmin Jeny
    March 4, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Again love this post…. u r tooo good.

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