It’s officially holiday party season! And it’s probably safe to say that you’ll be posting tons of photos (including plenty of selfies) from all the celebrations you attend. Want to ensure you look flawless in every pic? A full-coverage foundation can make all the difference in the world. Dark spots you don’t want anyone scrolling through your feed to see? A full-coverage foundation will take care of that. Blemishes that even the best filter won’t completely blur? Yep, full-coverage foundation to the rescue.
Smoothing out the look of your complexion should be the first step you take when you’re dolling yourself up for a holiday party. Whether you’re a red lip fanatic, sucker for sparkles, or obsessed with more natural-looking shades, using the right foundation can tie your whole look together and allow your best features to shine. Here’s how to apply a full-coverage foundation for flawless skin (plus three fun, festive holiday makeup ideas!).
The Full-Coverage Foundation Your Skin Needs This Holiday Season
Before you apply your full-coverage foundation, color correct any areas that you’re particularly concerned with on your face. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit contains four shades of color correcting concealer that work across skin tones. The shades include peach (to disguise dark circles), yellow (to combat discoloration), green (to neutralize redness), and purple (to brighten dullness). Use sparingly with the included brush and blend well, following with foundation.
When it comes to full-coverage foundation, try L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation for its lightweight feel and natural finish. The full-coverage foundation blends instantly to camouflage dark spots, blemishes, scars, and hyperpigmentation. It’s formulated with high-load pigments for total coverage that lasts and feels fresh all day. For the most flawless finish, buff the foundation into your skin with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender designed with an exclusive plush material and easy-to-grip shape. Bonus: You can also use this foundation on your neck, arms, and legs to even out your skin tone.
Three Holiday Makeup Looks You Should Try
Once you’re done getting that flawless complexion with a full-coverage foundation, pick a makeup look that’s on-trend for the holiday season. Here are three of our favorites:
1. Ombre berry lips. Update the classic red lip that’s so popular during the holiday season. Use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Red, which includes eight shades in three finishes (cream, matte, and highlighter) to create the look. After you’re done applying your full-coverage foundation, use the enclosed brush to paint your lips all over with shade 1, a dark berry cream. Then, brush on shade 5, a pinky-red, to the middle of your bottom lip. Finally, use the highlighter on your cupid’s bow to complete the look.
2. Rosy winter flush. You know how your cheeks get all pink after you’ve been out in the cold? Well, you can get your flush on without having to spend time in frigid temps. Use the L’Oréal
Paris Infallible Paints Blush Kit to pink up your cheeks. The palette contains four blendable shades to enhance, highlight, and add a pop of color to your skin. The silky powder blush, which is formulated with saturated pigments to stay vibrant all day, glides on with the included brush. For a timeless look, apply your shade of choice on the apples of your cheeks post-foundation.
3. Mega-bright eyeliner. Step away from basic black liner and opt for a festive green instead. After your skin is set with your full-coverage foundation, Use the L’Oréal
Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Wild Green which has a .1 millimeter felt tip for precision. Apply it along your upper lash line, as close to your lashes as possible. Start at the inner corner of your eye and work outwards. For a really impactful look, repeat the process underneath your lower lash line.