Once again I am linking up with Makeup Monday! Stop by the hostess’ blogs and tell them hi from Quotation Marks!
I have brainstormed and come up with the top 5 things that count for a no-good, very bad makeup day. Stay tuned for the rest of this five part series!
The Orange Face
It’s always a little off-putting when someone’s face is a completely different color than the rest of their body. This is why I avoided foundation for years (is it just me, or is foundation scary?)! Little did I know that the best foundation is the foundation that you can’t even tell is there. If you have sufferered from an orange face, here are a few tricks that have helped me.
The cause: foundation oxidizes (this happens from oils on your face) and changes color; foundation does not match the skin; foundation is not blended in.
a. If your foundation changes color during the day from to a noticeably more orangey color, you are the victim of oxidation (gasp!). You can fight this by using blotting paper throughout the day!
a. Pick the right foundation in the first place. If you want to commit for life to a foundation, you can go to a beauty counter in a store like Sephora and have them match for you (but the foundation will be pricey). You can also use drugstore foundation at first to help you get started. I’ve heard a lot of people say that matching foundation shade to your hands is bad, but it works for me. My hands tend to be more pale than my face so it simply means that I am playing it a little bit safe when I pick a foundation. Never pick a foundation that will make you look tan- it doesn’t work!!!! Bronzer later in the process will do the trick.
b. Don’t apply with your hands. Use a blending foundation brush (I use something like this) to make sure that the foundation is not streaky or too heavy in certain areas. I have found that when I apply with my hands it is not evenly distributed all over my face. Besides, I’ve heard some people describe the kabuki brush as a little like airbrushing- who doesn’t want that?!
b. Apply to your neck as well. If you think the color of the foundation looks weird on your neck, that means you are using the wrong color! There will never be a mask if your foundation extends to your neck. This rule applies with bronzer as well.
c. Mix foundation with a little moisturizer. This way it is impossible for it to be too heavy! I use Neutrogena Skin Clearing, oil-free foundation with a little Mary Kay moisturizer. Sometimes I mix it with a tinted moisturizer, like this one by Joeur.