When applied properly, foundation can take skin from looking dull and uneven to healthy and flawless. Foundations, like almost all makeup, though have their own limitations and drawbacks - while a heavy foundation might be perfect for a certain occasion, it might be just too much for another. Scroll down to read some tips and tricks to get the most effect with this makeup product.
#1. Skin colour changes with the seasons - darker in the summer and going paler in the winters. To change the shade of your foundation, mix a bit of tinted mositurizer.
#2. So you got this sheer foundation that you love, but want a thicker coverage one day? Just mix a small amount of fine powder with the foundation to give it a heavier feel. Mixing concealer with the foundation is another way to get more coverage with the same foundation.
#3. Mix light-reflecting foundation with your regular body moisturizer to give your hands and legs that extra sheen and glow.
#4. If you don't have a concealer, use a brush to pick up foundation that has collected around the edges of the bottle (that's usually thicker) - while not really the same coverage as a concealer, this thicker foundation would work quite well too.
And the toss? Water-based foundations last about 1 year and oil-based foundations about 1-1/2 years - so toss them out if it doesn't feel quite right. This a general rule, though, so check your product label for the actual expiry dates.
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