6 common makeup problems and how to solve them!

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    There are some recurring questions about basic makeup that I get at regular intervals, questions that are usually based on various problems where the person does not know what he is doing wrong. So now I thought I would answer common makeup problems in a post! :)

    6 common makeup problems

    Below I list 6 common makeup problems.

    1. How do I hide my visible pores?

    When you apply foundation by just applying a layer over the face, it is as if you apply a light edge along each pore, which emphasizes them and makes them look deeper and darker.

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    The most important thing to keep in mind is to work the products properly into the skin! Circulating movements and preferably a little dabbling as well, back and forth several times, so that you really buffer your foundation into all the skin's small irregularities. Then the make-up will blend in with the skin more, you will not have to use as much foundation and the result will be both nicer, smoother and more natural!

    If you have such visible pores that this tip is not enough, then a face primer for oily skin may be recommended, or a primer that is only there to even out pores, e.g. Flawless & Poreless primer from Pixi (adlink).

    2. My foundation gets cakey, what am I doing wrong?

    Three common reasons are that your foundation is either of poor quality, old or does not fit your skin. But most often it is because you apply "wrong" and too much. With the foundation I use, it is almost impossible to get a cakey result because it is so light on the skin, but using less foundation and working it into the skin more is usually the problem solution to this! Or change foundation.

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    3. How do I make the basic make-up last all day?

    Common make-up problems such as basic make-up do not last all day.

    Many people are satisfied with the basic make-up immediately after application, but for various reasons it is not as nice all day. If you have worked your foundation into the skin properly and done everything you should, it usually depends on your own skin.

    If you are dry, you can experience that your foundation "falls off" during the day. What you can do then is to moisturize properly before application so that it really adheres to the skin. You can also moisturize the skin during the day by using moisturizing spray, which you just spray over the makeup at regular intervals. If you use a liquid foundation, I recommend an oil-based one.

    If you are the opposite, oily in the skin, the basic make-up can either "melt away" or become cakey during the day. This is due to the oil that your skin produces that fights with your foundation from the inside and causes it to slip / move. Powder your face at regular intervals so that you fix your foundation and soak up the oil. If you use a liquid foundation, I recommend one water-based.

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    In both cases, one can face primer be a good idea, on a dry skin the primer makes the primer apply better and on an oily skin the primer reduces the oiliness and also where it is in place.

    You can find face primers here (adlink), read reviews and properties to find the best one for you!

    4. I apply blush and bronzer as you should, but it still gets uneven and ugly.

    This is one such point that first and foremost requires good products and brushes, but then it is knowledge and practice that counts.

    An uneven result is often obtained due to having too much on the brush. If, for example, you want a lot of blush on the cheeks, it is better to take a little at a time and build up a nice shade. Dab the brush into the blush / sun powder and then tap the shaft lightly against the palm of your hand and all the excess powder that had settled unevenly on the skin disappears.

    If your blush / shading became uneven, it is quite easy to correct with a kabuki brush that you have applied foundation with if you use mineral make-up, massage all uneven edges with it and it will usually even out. If it is extremely uneven, you can also have a little more foundation on the kabuki brush.

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    5. How do I avoid getting a sharp make-up edge between my face and neck?

    The main reason for this is the wrong shade of its foundation. But despite the right shade, it is always a little different on the face and neck because a make-up complexion has a slightly different surface and reflects light differently.

    Therefore, you should always put a little make-up on the neck and décolleté if you want the perfect result - do not forget the ears if you have short hairstyles / set hair!

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    In addition, it is a good idea (both if you put make-up with foundation down on the neck or not) to apply your shading there as well. If you shade the jawbone and down the sides of the neck, and maybe the collarbones as well, there will be so many different shades mixed together that you do not think so much that it will be a "line", but then it will be more like natural shadows.

    6. The basic make-up "sticks" in the facial complexion and makes them stand out, how do I prevent this?

    My best tip when it comes to this is to apply the make-up in the direction of the scalp, then they lie down and mix together in the make-up easier than if you mess with them with the make-up brush and make your foundation lie like a tube along the straw instead of just a side.

    Spraying the make-up with a moisturizing spray is also recommended, then the powdery feeling around the straws will disappear!

    Hope you liked the post with common makeup issues.

    PUSS on is!
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    Helena Amiley
    Helena Amileyhttps://www.imakeyousmile.se
    I write mostly about beauty but also offer glimpses from the entrepreneurial life and the construction of our own camper van. Vanlife here we come!


      • Jag skulle tipsa om att köpa ett matchande serum till den hudkrämen du använder, detta ger mycket lyster och återfuktning innan du börjar sin sminkning. Sedan skulle jag rekommendera en primer som passar just för din hud, jag köper oftast mina bas produkter (som återfuktning) på apoteket och primers osv på kicks.

        Hoppas detta var till någon nytta:)

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