Foundation Troubleshooting: Solutions For The Most Common Problems

The foundation formulas are increasingly sophisticated and yet it is not always easy to get the nice and smooth to apply. This may be due to either an incorrect product selection, or constantly changing of your skin. Here we propose the most common problems and tips to overcome them.

The foundation takes no more

You swear by a make-up product, maybe even years, doing well. But then suddenly grabs the foundation. It seems that your skin does not want it. The solution is a good (but delicate) scrub and nourishing mask, it is time to switch to another product. Each circumstance requires a different and specific product. Variation is the key word (like creams and shampoos).

The Foundation makes pores visible

With the passage of years, the pores of the skin often get coarser and larger. A foundation – especially if you opt for an opaque formula – can accentuate the pores. You can camouflage through the pores before you apply the foundation, use a pore minimize that will covers the pores as it were with a thin film and is an ideal base for your daily foundation.

The foundation covers not

Your skin is constantly changing? Sometimes traumatize the skin and showing pimples or more spots than usual (this is particularly true if you suffer from rosacea). It may happen that the foundation no longer covers.

What you should do in such cases is to use a thick layer of foundation. Especially accentuate your pimples just because a lot of makeup to use. What is to do? Pimples work your way with a camouflage stick that you only use for pimples (so very local make). Then bring your foundation as usual. In case of red spots (rosacea) you can use an undercover before you apply the foundation. Cosmetic houses such as Chanel and Mac have undercovers included in the collection.

Clean the skin to remove any remaining dirt and impurities with a gel or cream for oily skin. Once a week Become a mask to regulate the pH of the dermis, rinse, then apply a cleansing milk and tonic astringent

The foundation is too light

Not always you have the same hue. Right? If your usual foundation is suddenly seems too light. In this case you can apply a little bronzing powder on the cheeks, the sides of your forehead, tip of your nose and chin.

The foundation is too dark

Is your foundation look too dark you can fix this by a colorless powder applying over the foundation; gently pat some talcum powder on your foundation.

The foundation smears

To prevent staining, it is best – before you apply the foundation – to apply a moisturizer on your face. Immediately after you bring the foundation, use your hand to mix a little foundation with moisturizer. Do not have a moisturizer on hand without cleaning the pad of your foundation carefully. The foundation will be better on your skin glide. Another effective means is the undercover which have already mentioned above.

The foundation accentuates wrinkles

In this case, you are probably using too much foundation in the ripple zones. Especially solid powder foundations accentuate wrinkles (you get the crackle effect, cracked porcelain), while liquid foundations tend to fill the lines so that the foundation is in the wrinkles and accumulates it.
The solution is to minimize foundation in wrinkled areas (around the eyes and mouth). To smooth the complexion of your face to keep you typically want to lightly highlight of these areas with a sponge with little makeup use a few drops of water or lotion.


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