most common makeup problems

The Most Common Makeup Problems (Foundation Edition)

Let’s face it. We don’t have a beauty team available for us 24/7. No one to touch up our makeup. No one to spray our hair. Wish we did though. How cool would that be? You get out of your bed and there’s a glam squad at your service YAS! But for now let’s come back to reality. When it comes to makeup, you gotta have a practical mindset. You’ve done your makeup, now you’re out with your girls or on a date night. You’ll be talking, laughing and if you’re like me you’ll be eating loads too! Of course your makeup is going to budge. But it is less likely to do that if you take care of a few things before you apply your makeup. In this blog post I will show you the most common makeup problems and how to fix them. YESSS

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The most common (makeup) foundation problems

Cracks, creases, cakey. In makeup world these words are as scary as it can get. All of us have been a victim of these three words. Our foundation will form laugh lines or get super cakey. Sometimes it even creases our under eyes. You’d be surprised to read that all of this has almost nothing to do with your foundation. In fact our skin plays an important role. Now that we have pointed out the most common foundation problems, let’s try to fix them accordingly.

How to stop my foundation from cracking? (laugh lines)

Skin prep is the key to flawless foundation application. Include products like moisturiser, eye cream, primer ASAP to your makeup routine. You will always have a perfectly finished face with these products. After putting on a decent amount of moisturiser, apply primer to your skin. Instead of rubbing it all over our face try to dab it onto your skin as if you’re almost pushing it inside. Pay more attention to the parts of your face that crease easily. Sometimes eye creams work best on areas that are prone to form lines because their formula is designed for thin/sensitive skin (under eye skin). Once you’ve prepared your skin, apply foundation and set it with a translucent powder (or any other setting powder) That’s it! All of this will make it impossible for your laugh lines to appear muwahaha!

Amani’s Make-up World recommends… solutions to the most common makeup problems

These are some of my must haves. These products are suitable for all skin types. From left to right:

The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Eye & Lip Contour Care £13

The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Care £19

Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Foundation Primer £28

How to fix cakey foundation?

When I say makeup is science ya’ll better agree with me. For this one you have to keep LOTS of things in mind. Don’t get too overwhelmed, we’ll get through this! We’ve already established that skin prep plays perhaps the most vital role in achieving flawless base. You really need to put your skin first. If you want a well hydrated skin with smooth texture then you should not skip skin care routine.

Moving on you must know your skin type before buying a foundation. Pick the right one with the formula that best suits your skin. Use the right tools (brush, blender or even your hand!) according to your skin type to apply your foundation. Try not to use a lot of product at once, build it slowly to your desired coverage. Blending is essential. But do not over blend to a point that it takes the product off your face. If you feel like your skin needs full coverage then try to cover any blemishes/spots with either a colour corrector or concealer instead of layering your foundation.

Remember less is more. Take it down from your chin to your neck while blending foundation. As a result no harsh line will be formed between your face and your neck. Once you feel happy with your foundation, set it. I cannot emphasis on this enough how important it is to set your foundation. I’ve always felt that translucent powders work best to set literally anything on face. Using a setting spray is optional at this point but I would suggest if you have an oily skin then go ahead and spray it till you slay it!

Amani’s Make-up World recommends…

Use a big, fluffy but dense brush for an airbrushed foundation look. Estee Lauder double wear foundation will always be a holy grail product for me. The best part is that it suits all types of skin. From left to right:

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush £9

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation £34

How to avoid under eye creasing?

To say that makeup can vanish fine lines from our face would not be fair. Under eye lines are natural and if you’ve just hit your mid 20s, unfortunately it will not get any better (sorry to break it to you) unless you take care of it right now. Before putting on concealer, use an eye primer (or face primer if it suits you) in your under eye area. Now here’s what you need to keep in mind while doing that. Do not take concealer up all the way to your lash line because that is actually where your fine lines reside and you don’t wanna highlight that. Do not apply it all over your under eye. Focus on the darkest spot (usually it’s under inner eye corner and the outer corner).

Just like the foundation, build up the coverage rather than putting the product all at once. When you’re satisfied with the way your under eyes look, go back with a brush/blender, pack it with a good full coverage translucent powder, get rid of excess and then sort of stipple it under your eye. As a consequence of using stippling technique, the product will be evenly distributed in your under eye area. Brush it away from your under eye after a minute.

One of the most common makeup problems we make is to use the product more or less than it is required. As a result sometimes the foundation disappears from our nose or forehead. It’s usually because there’s not enough primer on that part or the foundation is in abundance.

Amani’s Make-up World recommends… solutions to the most common makeup problems

If you’re not using these two super affordable products in your makeup routine then what are you doing??? From left to right:

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer £4

Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder Translucent £10

So there you go. I’ve tried my best to cover the most common makeup problems when it comes to foundation. I will write a few more like these focusing on colour correction and eye shadow mistakes. Speaking of eye shadow have you tried my smokin eye look? Give it a try! I hope reading this helps you. If there’s anything else you’d like to know please do not hesitate to comment under this post or connect with me on my instagram. Till next time x

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