The Beginner’s Guide to Makeup: Foundation

The Beginner’s Guide to Makeup: Foundation

I’ve been wanting to launch this series for at least two years.  This series is taking it back to the beginning, teaching you all the basics for makeup application.  I’ve learned a TON through the years doing my own makeup and makeup on other women, so I thought what better way to share my knowledge than by breaking it all down for my GGs one step at a time.

To kick things off, we’re starting with the base of it all: Foundation.  I didn’t wear foundation until my late twenties, I was always blessed with pretty clear, very even-toned skin.  Then came birth control, and all that went right out the window.  I learned most of what I know about foundation by applying it to other people, which is a really great way to learn.  Because of my makeup artist years, I learned which formulas, shades and coverage levels work best on which skin tones.

The Beginner's Guide to Makeup: Foundation

The most asked question I get is, how do I find my shade?  I dive into that in detail in today’s video.  Another frequently asked question?  Coverage.  What is the difference in coverage levels?  What are the different coverages?  How do I know which coverage that my skin needs?  So. Many. QUESTIONS.  And girl, I got ya.  These questions are also covered in my video:

In case you missed it in the video, below I listed some of my favorite products based off coverage.

The Beginner's Guide to Makeup: Foundation

MAC Studio Fix Fluid – What I’m wearing in this video

Smashbox Studio Skin

Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless

The Beginner's Guide to Makeup: Foundation

Marc Jacobs Shameless

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

Estee Lauder Double Wear

The Beginner's Guide to Makeup: Foundation

It Cosmetics CC Cream

Chanel CC Cream

Laura Geller Quench-n-Tint

The Beginner's Guide to Makeup: Foundation

Covergirl truBlend

L’Oreal True Match

Maybelline Fit Me

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  • GeorgeAnn

    I have always struggled with getting the right coverage with foundation and I absolutely love the list that you have provided!! I am trying the SmashBox Studio Skin and i love love love it!! Thank you so much for the amazing tips

    • Angela Lanter

      I’m so happy you liked it! Are there any other videos you want to see in this series?

      • GeorgeAnn

        I would love to see how to contour correctly!! That would be amazing to see your suggestions and products that you use!

        • Angela Lanter

          Have you checked out my contour and highlight playlist on YouTube? I think I have five videos on there. I’ll film a new one for the series!

          • GeorgeAnn

            I will definitely make sure to check those out!! That’s what i probably have he most trouble with!

  • Brittany Blackburn

    I love this series idea! I was never a big makeup girl until I started following you! You’ve taught me all my best looks!

  • Dessy Markova

    FOundation is the most important part I swear! And high quality products are a must for a good coverage. Great post babes xoxo

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  • What makeup do you recommend for the senior generation . I think too much makeup makes me look older but want some coverage to to hide the imperfections

    • Angela Lanter

      I would suggest a CC cream to balance your skin tone and make your skin look glowy without the full coverage!

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