7 Easy Tips for Applying the Best Foundation for Large Pores

2 Materials
10 Minutes

In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you a fantastic technique to apply the best foundation for large pores and acne scars that will leave your face looking young and smooth. As we age, our skin begins to stretch and sag because it loses elasticity, and that can cause enlarged pores.

In addition to making sure you are using skincare and cosmetic products that are formulated specifically for older faces, the way you apply those products can make a huge difference. So if you’re ready to learn the best technique to apply foundation to make your skin look smooth, keep reading!

Tools and materials:

  • Large makeup brush
  • Foundation
Prepping skin before applying foundation

1. Prep

Before applying foundation, I made sure my face is well moisturized and exfoliated.

Do not use a primer or any other pore-concealing product before applying foundation. If your skin is dry, this technique can cause some exfoliation, so moisturizing and exfoliating beforehand is important.

Using a clean brush to apply foundation

2. Clean brush

I also made sure my brush was completely clean before beginning, so I would end up with a smooth, buffed look, and no streaks or swirls in my foundations.

How to conceal large pores with makeup

3. Buff

To begin applying the foundation, I used a large brush, buffing my face in a circular motion on all the most problematic areas. I made sure to circulate the brush in both directions, which helps fill in the pores completely.

How to use foundation for large pores

4. Work quickly

I find some foundations can begin to set very quickly, so I made sure to work quickly buffing it all over my face to avoid any streaks and ensure that beautiful airbrushed look. 

The best makeup tips for large pores

5. Avoid the under-eye area

While applying my foundation, I avoided buffing it into the area just below my eyes, as I have found that regular foundation appears too heavy, cakey, and dry in this area. It’s better to use a product made specifically for the under-eye area, and specifically for mature skin. 

Where to apply bronzer

6. Use bronzer on your neck

The lowest I applied foundation was along my jawline. When I apply bronzer, I will take that lower and blend it into my neck, but I find foundation to be too heavy in this area, as well. 

Setting makeup with a loose powder

7. Apply loose powder

To complete my airbrushed look, I used a damp beauty blender sponge dipped in loose powder and pressed it gently into all the problematic areas where my pores are enlarged.

The best foundation technique for large pores

The best foundation technique for large pores

That’s it! It’s such a simple technique, and it works so beautifully. My skin looks smooth and airbrushed, and my large pores are completely hidden.

I hope you found this tutorial on how to conceal large pores helpful. If you try this technique for yourself, leave a comment and tell me what you think!

Products used

Suggested materials:
  • Large makeup brush
  • Foundation

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