Top 3 Foundation Mistake & How To Fix Them
I love makeup and have tried many foundations from drugstore to higher end. Since being locked down in a pandemic, I find this to be the perfect time to practice and find what works for you (even though we may be in mask for some more time).
Here are the most common mistakes made when applying foundation Part I :
1. Your foundation doesn't match your undertone:
Have you ever seen someone apply makeup in a video and their color is way off? It's like it's close to their skin color, but it just seems too orange or too yellow? That's because they didnt match their undertone. Your undertone is the color that is underneath your skin, that gives you your overall tone.
There are 3 main undertones: 1. Cool 2. Warm 3. Neutral
There are 3 ways to find your undertone at home (I swear by):
1. Vein Test:
This is done by checking the inside of your wrist. Their you will see colors of your veins that will let you know your undertone. Helpful tip: Use a flashlight from your phone, or go outside and place your wrist in direct sunlight (wear your sunscreen though).
2. Silver or Gold?
3. White Paper Test
2. Your Foundation Matches Your Face, but HONEY Your Neck!
So, there are people who face and neck do not match naturally (thats me and I am her). To avoid this issue with this I:
- Try the foundation on in a makeup store -Sephora, Ulta. While I have used the Sephora match tool if they do not use it correctly your results will suck.
- TEST THE FOUNDATION ON YOUR NECK- This will be the most beneficial.
- Wait until the foundation Oxidizes: some foundations will change colors due to oxidation (oxygen changing the color of the undertone of a foundation). Wait and walk around while the foundation settle or use one that doesnt oxidize like:
URBAN DECAYStay Naked Weightless Foundation
3. Your Foundation and Primer DO NOT MIX:
If you experince pilling of your foundation this may be why. Your foundation and primer do not mix. I touched on this in my silicone primer post, but its just as important here. When choosing primer and foundation you want to make sure they have like ingredients. There are two types of bases silicone and water. Think of it like this oil and water do not mix.
To avoid this look at the ingredients. All products will start with water, but what's important is if you see anything with the ending -cone, -silicate, -methicone, -silicone, or -siloxane towards the beginning. then it's silicone based.
Water based: is ideal for dry skin, light in texture, and great for fall/winter.
Silicone based: ideal for large pores,blurs fine lines, and has a greasy like texture.
I DONT KNOW WHO NEEDS TO HEAR THIS BUT THIS IS WATER BASED!:
Milk MAKEUPHydro Grip Primer
I've seen alot of people mix this primer with silicone based foundation and wonder why their makeup doesn't last all day.
Let me know if you want a part II.
A Year in review!
This year has definitely been a wild ride. I’ve learned so much more about my hair and skin in this last year than I ever thought I would or needed to know! All the way from using witch hazel and not paying attention to my curl pattern, to staying completely fragrance free with face products and staying away from harsh toners and paying attention to what my hair was trying to do! Using this app has really opened doors for me that I wouldn’t thought possible for my beauty process! I can’t wait to see what more years bring me, and us! Thank you @cherie!
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Cul Skincare Challenge with Dr. Cula
Hi guys! I am Dr. Cula, a dermatology resident in New York. I am here to debunk all skincare myths but more importantly, here to foster excellent skincare practices. November is National Healthy Skin Month! So, I thought to kick off my page with a skincare challenge to promote healthy skincare habits among Cherie users. Join me on this 6 week skincare challenge for healthy and more beautiful skin. The challenge consists of three main steps to be done in the morning and evening (swipe to see). I added the HA serum to the evening regimen to minimize skin irritation and dryness from the retinoid, which can be exacerbated by the colder weather. So, why join me on this skincare challenge?...Because: 🥰 skincare routine is self-care. 👯♀️To slow down aging, consistent use of retinoids will help take the years off 💅🏽Healthy, glowy skin is a great confidence booster! How do you monitor your progress? A picture if worth a thousand words!! 🤳Take a selfie at day 0, week 3 and week 6 and share your progress on cherie! 🤳Use the Topic Tag 'Cul Skincare Challenge' and tag me so I can be sure to check out your posts! Pro tips: consistency is key to reaping the benefits. Your skin may get worse before it gets better if you are new to retinoids. Key is not to stop and to keep pushing through it! Here is my current skincare regimen: 🔆Morning Cerave cream-foam cleaser Skinceuticals vitamin C serum ISDIN Eryfotona Ageless ultralight tinted mineral sunscreen 🛌 Night Cerave cream-foam cleaser Vichy Mineral 89 hayluronic acid serum Altreno (my retinoid) LaRoche Posay Toleriane double repair face moisturizer It is OK to use any brand you want, as long as they are non-comedogenic. Good luck! And keep me posted with any questions/concerns!! Stay tuned as I will be reviewing the products that I use currently in my regimen. IG: @theculderm
Join the trending topic 🏷 Beauty Year-in-review
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