There’s nothing more annoying than spending money on a great foundation only to find it settles into fine lines, looks cakey after a couple of hours, or is just not the right shade.
Even though it’s an essential everyday product, many women still make common face foundation mistakes. A great foundation can enhance the beauty of your skin, leaving you feeling confident and comfortable in your own skin.
But how do you find the right one?
Keep reading below to find out how to avoid the most common foundation mistakes women make. We’ll also give you some tips to help you choose the right one for you.
1. Face and Neck Don’t Match
The foundation that is applied to the cheeks, forehead, and chin should be blended together until there are no streaks. Additionally, the same color of foundation should be applied to the neck to ensure that the colors of the face and neck match.
If you are using a light coverage foundation on the face and a liquid foundation for the neck, be sure to match the colors. Make sure to use a sponge or brush to help evenly blend the foundation, and then seal it with a powder to help it last longer.
2. Skipping Primer
Skipping primer when applying self adjusting foundation can be a huge mistake. Primer will help to create an even base for the foundation and fill in the pores to create a perfectly smooth complexion.
Without primer, you could find that the foundation slips off within a few hours, leaving your skin looking patchy and uneven. To ensure that your face foundation looks flawless all day long, avoid the common mistake of skipping primer.
Instead, apply a thin layer of primer and allow it to dry before you apply your foundation. This will create a stable base and give a beautiful, even finish.
3. Skipping Setting Powder
Setting powder provides a good base for foundation, and without it, the foundation will slide right off of the face and wear off throughout the day. To avoid this mistake during the foundation application process, use a setting powder as soon as you have applied your foundation to help make it last longer and stay on your skin.
Start by patting the powder lightly on your face. Make sure to set the T-zone area (forehead, nose, and chin) to help avoid shine. Lastly, use a blending brush to buff the powder so it looks natural and not cakey.
4. Using the Wrong Formula for Your Skin Type
The wrong formula can result in an unnatural-looking appearance and can cause irritation or clogged pores. Common mistakes include using a formula too heavy for oily skin, using a formula that does not cover enough for dry skin, or not properly blending foundation into the skin.
To prevent these mistakes, it is best to use a formula that is specifically designed for your skin type. Start with light coverage for oily skin and heavier coverage for dry skin.
When applying the foundation, use a brush to blend the product evenly and blend it down onto the neck and chest to ensure a seamless, natural look.
Learn More About Common Foundation Mistakes
Common foundation mistakes are easily avoidable. Using the right foundation is key to achieving an even and natural look. Utilize color-matching, test for allergies, and practice good hygiene to prevent mistakes.
With a little extra effort and knowledge, flawless skin is easily achievable. Create your own beauty routine today with safety and confidence.
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Veronica Baxter is a writer, blogger, and legal assistant operating out of the greater Philadelphia area.