Hello :3 I left my chanel foundation aside because it was too light for me, but i want to use it again for winter! I'm worried that it'll break me out or something... What is the expiration date for foundations? Thank you! x
Water based foundations last up to 12 months while oil based foundations lasts a bit longer around 18 months! After this time it doesn’t always mean it will break you out or it’s unusable but it’s possible the foundation won’t work as well as before.
You can also do the smell test… If it smells really off or bad don’t use it! You’ll also probably have to shake it up again because foundation ingredients tend to separate over time.
Most people tend to have different shades of foundations for different times of the year so as long as it’s not from summer 3 years ago you should be fine :)
I feel like my makeup looks great in the morning, but when I get to school, I believe because if the lighting, it looks horrible, red, and blotchy!! I've tried all different powders and sprays, please help!
Hi there :)
It’s most likely the lighting where you apply makeup. Sometimes If I do my makeup in dim lighting or bathroom lighting I think it looks okay when I look in the mirror but then when I go outside in natural day light I realize it doesn’t look good at all! To prevent this you want to apply makeup near a window for natural light and with a close up mirror so you can see exactly what the makeup looks like.
Take full advantage of mirrors with a magnifying side so you can see exactly how your makeup looks on your skin. If you’re applying makeup too far from a mirror and can miss areas that aren’t blended enough or didn’t get enough foundation so it can look blotchy.
It could also be your foundation just isn’t long wearing and is breaking down quickly. Try foundations like Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast, Revlon Colorstay, Estee Lauder Double Wear or Lancome Tient Idole Ultra 24 Hr.
You can even buy vanity mirrors with built in light settings depending on the lighting you’re in so you always get proper lighting!
Mine is pretty dried out too! Personally, I like it a little dried out because it goes on more like a long wearing powder rather than a cream so it looks a little more natural :)
But a few ways to perk up dried out cream liner/cream shadow/cream pot are
- Microwave the pot (without the lid) until it’s warm and you’re able to stir it up. This will help it become a little more creamy!
- Use a toothpick to stir up the product until it becomes creamy again. Not sure why or how this works but simply mixing up the ingredients again really smooths out the consistency.
- Add one or two drops or eye drops (start off with one drop) and mix with a toothpick. This helps add a bit of moisture back.
I've used many foundations but I feel like I can't find the perfect one. I have normal to dry skin but as it sits in my face throughout the day it becomes oily. I set it with a powder and setting spray too. I want something that feels light on the skin but has medium coverage and isn't cakey looking, almost like a dewy finish. What foundation would you recommend? My skin color is tan with slight yellow undertones
Try foundations like
- Urban Decay Naked
- Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua
- Estee Lauder Double Wear Light (more long wearing, not like the original version which can feel heavy)
- NARS Sheer Glow
- Garnier BB Cream for Oily/Combination Skin
- Loreal Magic Lumi Foundation
- Revlon Nearly Naked
All these foundations are light weight yet still give good coverage to the skin and dry to more of a satin/semi dewy finish. You can always add some highlighter for more dew :)
Most foundations with a slightly dewy finish won’t last all day and you will get oily on later in the day. I’d recommend investing in a great primer like Hourglass Mineral Veil and carry around a pressed translucent powder to touch up through out the day. Translucent powders help mattify the skin without looking cakey. I’d recommend just touching up your T Zone and not all over the face to keep a little bit of glow! Try powders like Makeup Forever HD Pressed Powder or Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Translucent.
Another option is using a really long wearing, matte foundation and mixing it with some moisturizer on the back of your hand to sheer it out a bit and give it more of a natural finish. Even using a damp beauty blender sponge to apply a matte, long wearing foundation will make it look more natural by sheering out the coverage and take away a little of the matte finish. This way you can still get the benefits of having a long wear foundation without a matte or cakey finish.