Foundation Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Finding the right foundation shade and formula is key. And remember, less is always more! Avoiding the mistakes below from today for a flawless skin:


1. Matching Color Exactly

Many women get color matched right to skin tone and are unhappy with the results, since it can end up looking too washed out. In this case, going for a warmer tone <<< buy here (one that has yellow or golden undertones)—especially if you’re very pale or have aging skin concerns—can actually look more natural and flattering. Topping with a warm shade of blush will also help with tone correction here. If you’re tan or deeper toned, stay away from pinkish hues.


2. Heavy Foundation Concealing

Whether it's acne or wrinkles that you want to cover, heavy foundation concealing will actually cause the difference in skin texture. So, use primers to improve the looks of discoloration and fine lines, and concealer on blemishes instead of caking your face all over with foundation.


3. Using the Wrong Formula for Different Skin Types

Whatever type of foundation you use, it should seamlessly blend into your skin after applying it. You'll then get coverage without heaviness, and the finish appears natural. Most of the time, powder can settle into pores and lines on dry skin, while liquids can look too wet on oily skin. However, creamy textures often hit the right note of providing flattering coverage with a natural finish on most. You'll need to take some experiments to find out what looks best on your skin types.


4. Applying Everything Everywhere

Most women wearing makeup is to apply a blanket of foundation and powder to the face and to over-conceal. It's recommended to only apply foundation as needed, and then going into specific areas with concealers, like the under-eye and acne, blending with the warmth of your finger. Then, finish with powder only in the center of the face, where it’s truly needed; overdoing it can kill your whole look.

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