Most often, foundation is sought by trial and error. Nothing surprising - it is important how it will "behave" on the skin, and you can only find out from your own experience

If your foundation doesn't suit your skin type, you'll be the first to know. However, there are times when the cream has nothing to do with it - the steps preceding the application of the tone may be the cause of unsuccessful makeup. Let's understand the intricacies of working with foundation.

  1. Shade difference

    Among the most common mistakes is choosing a shade that does not match the natural skin tone: too light or too dark. This mistake is made, as a rule, because they do makeup in a hurry in poor lighting conditions.

    In bright daylight, this gives the effect of a mask. Even if you blend the product well, the border in the transition area from the face to the neck will remain noticeable.

    It is no coincidence that the foundation is recommended to be tested not on the back of the hand, but on the lower part of the cheek or just on the neck. If in these areas the cream practically merges with the skin tone, this means that you have found your shade.

  2. Feeling dry

    Covering should be as comfortable as possible for the skin. If after some time after application a feeling of tightness appears, most likely, the formula of the selected product does not suit your skin.This happens when a light oil-free fluid is applied to naturally dry skin, that is, an option that is designed for oily skin.

    Perhaps you should opt for hybrid products like BB or CC cream, which combine the properties of decorative and caring cosmetics. We talked about the existing texture options for foundation here.

    Another reason could be a lack of hydration in preparation for makeup. Dryness can also appear if you neglect regular skin care and use day cream only from time to time. Return it to your beauty diet and the situation will change for the better.

    The use of a base (primer) gives a good result: it not only evens out the microrelief of the skin, but also softens it, makes enlarged pores less noticeable, provides a slight correction of the texture, and sometimes even mattes.

  3. Expressed wrinkles

    The purpose of foundation is to hide skin imperfections. If, on the contrary, they become more noticeable, the cream should be changed. In the case of wrinkles, this happens when the foundation dries out the skin.

    The cream can also emphasize the folds of the skin if it has a too dense texture or is applied in too much quantity.

  4. Bad shading

    Difficulty getting an even coverage because the cream has a hard time "stretching" over the skin? This means that its texture is "not friendly" with your skin type. If the skin is prone to dryness, and the product is thick and dense, this is exactly what happens.

    Moisturize your skin before applying foundation and choose a more comfortable and soft cream that will literally glide over the skin upon application, or, for example, a cushion-formatted product. It will be useful to get a sponge - it will help to achieve the most natural finish.But first, make sure you apply your foundation properly. Maybe the problem is the mistakes you make at this stage?

  5. How to apply foundation correctly, we showed in this video.

  6. Cream rolls off

    This problem occurs when too much product is applied to the skin. In this case, the foundation is not always to blame.

    It can roll if you apply a generous amount of moisturizer beforehand and don't give it time to absorb properly.

  7. The appearance of rashes

    “Inconsistency” between foundation formula and skin type/condition causes just such a reaction. Most often, inflammation appears on oily or problematic skin, which has been treated with a product saturated with oils and other nutrients.

    " Heavy" nourishing texture is contraindicated for skin with active sebum production. Changing the tonal means in this case is required.

  8. Spotted tone

    Sometimes after applying the tone "slips" from the skin in places. As a rule, this is another manifestation of the contradictions between the foundation with an oily texture and oily skin.

    If the foundation suits you, but does not differ in durability and needs to be updated after a couple of hours after application, then you should think about using a primer: it prolongs the life of makeup and is an excellent intermediary between decorative cosmetics and skin.

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