Cosmetics – Applying a Foundation Primer

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Professional makeup artist and skincare specialist Aisha Alves demonstrates how to apply a foundation primer.

    Aisha Alves

    Aisha is a professional makeup artist and skincare specialist in Washington, DC who, over the past 10 years, has gained a reputation of one of the area’s leading beauty experts. Working with professional lines such as Trish McEvoy, Bobbi Brown, Shu Uemura, Stila, and Smashbox, she not only has mastered the techniques of various schools of beauty, but also has extensive knowledge about the wide variety of products on the market today. Beginning with her training in New York City with celebrity Makeup Artist Trish McEvoy, Aisha’s experience has helped her develop a signature Beauty Philosophy that has made her one of the most sought-after makeup artists in the region, “You don’t need to wear a lot of makeup to look polished. Instead, focus on key ways to bring out the best in your features. Beauty is not about covering up what you think is wrong, it's about celebrating your individual style and feeling great!" In 2005, she teamed up with fellow makeup gurus, Giannina Giraldo and Harmony Williams to found Picture Perfect Makeup, a company offering services in everything from Bridal Beauty to Makeup Lessons in the DC area.

    Harmony Williams: Hi, my name is Harmony Williams and I am with Picture Perfect Makeup. We are here in Washington DC at PRatPartners. Today, I'm going to go over two things, I'm going to go over foundation primer and why its so important and then of course a foundation.

    First we're going to start with the primer. It fills in lines, it fills in pores, it fills in any imperfections in our skin. So, it gives us that more useful radiant, smoother, younger looking skin. So, we're going to apply two pumps all over. This is so the foundation lays smooth on the skin. All you need is one pump of foundation. We're using a foundation brush and the reason why its important to use a foundation brush is because its going to give you that airbrush look. Using a sponge is going to soak up most of your foundation and you're going to go through a bottle a lot quicker. And there we go. Last but not the least we are going to set the products with powder. By doing this, its going to last all day long and give her the longest of it as she can have. You dont need a lot of this product. Tap before you pull it on, go across the forehead, and throughout the whole face and that's all that's needed for the perfect look. . .