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himynameiscici asked: I looked over the FAQ and Pop questions as to not bother but I didn't find my question. When I'm about to put on my foundation my face is dry even though I put on moisturizer and then after wearing my foundation my face gets oily. I'm not sure how my face can be dry and oily. What foundation should I use or what should I do?
Ahh tricky problem!
It could be because your naturally have oily skin but youre using face products that are drying out your skin. For example if youre using harsh acne face washes or treatments your skin can start peeling and trying to dry out any acne.
It could also be your moisturizer is oily. A lot of moisturizers can be too thick or just plain greasy and not good quality. You want to stick with a light weight moisturizer for every day and a thicker, more moisturizing one at night if you have dry skin. My absolute favorite day time moisturizer is Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (not the lotion kind) because it feels like butter on your face, sinks in fast and moisturizes.
Lastly, you could also have combination skin, which is dry and oily in certain areas of the face. I have combination skin in the winter/fall time and oily in the summer/spring time. When my skin is in combination mode I always make sure to apply powder where I get oily such as the t zone aka down the nose, on the cheeks and forehead. I also like to use a longwearing foundation like Revlon Colorstay or Estee Lauder Double Wear, using a primer on the T zone will help your makeup last extra long. I make sure to deal with my dry areas with my skin care routine by using a good moisturizer and exfoliating my skin with a face scrub to scrub away the dry flakes and patches so my moisturizer can sink in better.
So take into consideration all these things and hopefully it fixes your problem :)
mdeanne asked: I exfoliate regularly, use SPF + moisturizer, and use primer but my makeup doesn't look smooth and looks a little orangy. I use Almay clear complexion foundation + Revlon colorstay blemish concealer.
It could be your foundation or powder! Some foundations and powders just don’t look very good on the skin and arent the right foundation for you.
It could also be the way youre applying it. The brush/method you use to apply it has a huge role in how your foundation will look. It’s the difference between makeup just sitting on your face and makeup blending into your skin almost looking like a second skin. My favorite brush to use for a really flawless blended look is a flat top brush
I really love the Sigma Flat Top Kabuki $18
or Coastal Scents Bionic Flat Top Buffer $7
Lately I’ve also been loving Real Technique’s Expert Face Brush sold at Ulta and some walgreens and walmarts
how-to-be-sassy-a-story-by-me asked: Hey! I was wondering if you can use a regular self tanning lotion on your face or do you need to buy two: one for your face and one for your body? Thanks:)
Yes you want to use a different one for your face! The one for just your body can usually make you break out. Like how you wouldnt use a body lotion on your face, you wouldnt use a body self tanner on your face. There is often fragrance in self tanner which causes a lot of people to break out.
Jergens makes an affordable one specifically for your face :)
However some people just use a darker foundation to match their body or use extra bronzers! Or maybe thats just me lmao