Thursday, April 23, 2009

Making use of.....foundations!


Have you got so many foundations you don't know what to do with them? Do you like them but they aren't quite perfect?

Here are some handy tips:

Too thin/ not enough coverage? How about just keeping in your drawer at work for top ups during the day (if required) with a sponge?

Too thick/heavy? Try mixing it in with your usual mosituriser to get a more balanced coverage.

Too dark? You could try using it as a cream based contour colour.

Too light? Try mixing it with your usual foundation and using it on highlight areas. Or mix it in with your under eye concealer to help reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Too drying? Again, try mixing it in with your moisturiser to make a tinted moisturiser.

Too oily? Try using it mixed with a primer for added staying power.

Mineral make up which doesn't give enough coverage? Use it as setting powder.

What do you do to make the most of your foundations? I would love to hear your tips.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Lottie x x x


  1. I do all of the above :] haha.
    When my mineral foundation is too dark I used it as a blush, it looks really nice. I also use my heavy foundations as a concealer and I mix my dark foundations with sunblock and a lighter foundation to make it thin and to match my colour.

  2. Thanks Steph and Joanna for the extra ideas! xx

  3. Great tips. Im going to try using my mineral as a powder/finish.. never though of that. I have so many old ones I never use but cant bare to throw away!! x

  4. Thanks Tali, it's what I do with my Max Factor one, it works quite well! I always try and use up my products, I also hate chucking stuff away! xx x

  5. Brilliant tips, thanks sweetie :)

  6. My pleasure x x As you know, I am a geek and enjoyed making the picture too. :)

  7. Haha, I don't use foundation.. Although, Concealer definitely! Will try some of these at some point!

  8. I have so many i don't know what to do with!
    This was so helpful!


    *ps thx 4 following me!

  9. Thanks Shirley! x :) Thanks for following me too x x