This Is Why Your Foundation Looks Like S***

This Is Why Your Foundation Looks Like S***

Do you ever have those days where you wake up and for some reason when you try to apply your usual makeup in the usual way and it ends up looking, well… Unusual.

We’ve all been there. It’s flaking off. It’s not sitting right. It just looks a bit pants.

Here’s how to make sure your foundation looks great every single day.

THE FLAKE

You wouldn’t just go ahead and slap some paint on canvas without prepping it first would you? No. That would be silly. So, why on earth are you putting foundation on without making sure you’ve got a good base to start from? Because it is effort, of course, we get ya. BUT, if you want to stop your foundation from flaking off your face you need to make sure you’re exfoliating your skin every week to get rid of any dead skin cells, keep up a good cleansing routine and MOISTURISE. Every day. 

THE BAD MATCH

The bright lights in Boots aren’t exactly the best place to make such important decisions as what shade of foundation to buy. Rule number one: Always match with your jawline, not your hand. Rule number two: choose two shades of the foundation that look closest to your skin colour. Swatch them both on your jawline and then take a look which matches you best in the store, then walk outside and take a look there. Use your noggin and choose the one that suits you best in different lighting.

THE DIRTY

Is your foundation applying patchily? When is the last time you washed your makeup brushes? If you had to think about that for more than a couple of seconds, it has been too long. Check out how often you should be washing your makeup brushes here. Once your brushes are squeaky clean your makeup should apply waaaay better. Plus, you won’t be smearing bad bacteria all over your face which should minimise breakouts. 

THE PRIME TIME

Leaving primer out your makeup routine is a huge mistake. Primers are specifically there to help you get that perfect base to put your foundation on top of, so if you leave it out you have no one to blame but yourself for the bad looking makeup. Take advice from selfie queen, Kylie Jenner and use NIP+FAB Viper Venom Micro Blur to prime, blur and mattify the skin, for an instant flawless complexion.

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