This tip isn’t new, nor novel, but it is one I have been using quite often recently so I thought to share 🙂
I don’t know about you, but sometimes, I find some liquid foundations too dry or drying or too thick and I really hate that on my skin. I gravitate towards light, sheer foundations so anything that is even marginally opaque is to me, thick. This is true in many long lasting foundations but I have two I count among my faves – the Clarins Everlasting foundation and the Diorskin Forever foundation. The problem with those two, as you might gather from both reviews, is that they tend to be a bit dry or drying or flat.
Happily, I’ve solved the problem 🙂 And if this is old news to you, please just indulge me yes? 😉
I love the texture of both the Dior and Clarins foundation and the finish is absolutely lovely on the skin. But being longlasting foundations, both are a bit drying. So, what I do these days is pump the foundation on the back of my hand, then pump a dollop of moisturiser and mix it into the foundation. I am using the Clarins Whitening Velvet Emulsion now but any moisturiser will do, although a lotion would likely perform better than a cream.
The resulting texture is much lighter, not drying, and offers me the great coverage of the foundation. What I’m doing is not sheering out the foundation. If I wanted to do that, I’d reverse the proportions – dollop of moisturier, with a drop of foundation. That’s a great trick too if you don’t want to have heavy coverage.
What I’m doing here is just adding in some moisturiser so the foundation sits a little lighter and keeps my skin moisturised. Its great, my skin loves it, I love the texture and coverage and it stays on all day as a long lasting foundation should, without drying my skin out 😀 Oh and this has also solved the problem of it looking flat! Hurrah all around.
Do you do this with your liquid foundations too? This is also a good way to ease into wearing liquid foundations for those who can’t find a texture they like. The moisturiser helps keep the formula light but you get the benefit of the liquid foundation’s coverage 🙂