When it comes to choosing a base makeup product that provides you with the most flawless finish, nothing can beat the good old foundation. Yes, we have other, 'lighter' alternatives such as a CC cream,skin tints or even tinted moisturisers but nothing can compare to a foundation's coverage, right?
And let's not forget that foundations come in different forms--liquid, cream or stick foundation. While most of us love using the liquid kind, there's no denying that stick foundations are really convenient and easy to use. Have you tried one, ever? If not, we bet you'll be ordering one by the time you reach the end of this article.
The fact that a stick foundation can do much more than its basic 'foundation' duties is why people are obsessed with it. And the best part, you don't even have to worry about it being leaked when you're traveling.
With that being said, here's how you can use your foundation sticks in more (awesome) ways than one!
To Replace Your Heavy Concealer
Concealer definitely doesn't need any introduction!
Unlike foundations, concealers are much denser and thicker. And if you are looking for a lighter alternative to conceal minor blemishes, you can use your beloved stick foundations to do that. The convenient shape of the foundation makes it easy to target scars (or anything else you want to conceal). It is also excellent to spot-conceal like a pro!
One of the best contouring tricks that I've learned is by using a very deep shade of foundation of the same foundation you used as a base and it blends beautifully. The next best thing that you can do is use a foundation stick.
The formula of a foundation is very different from that of a contour stick and if you are a makeup beginner or wish to try contouring for the first time, you're going to love using a foundation stick to carve out those cheekbones. Just apply in on both sides of your face, forming a *3* (on forehead, cheeks and jaw), and blend it to perfection.
If you notice that the foundation that you've applied doesn't match your face (is too light or dark), do not wipe it all off. Use a foundation stick (a darker shade if the foundation is too light and vice versa) to correct the tone and voila, stunning finish within minutes.
Use apply a few dots on your cheeks, chin and forehead and dab it using a damp beauty blender.