Does anyone have advice on how to stop my makeup going patchy throughout the day? It looks great for 1-3 hours then it goes all poopy, a mix of greasy, dry patches (especially around my nose) and just areas where it has come off completely! Why did it blend unevenly around your nose? Why are there patchy streaks on your cheeks? I am going to share all about makeup.
Basically, most products are either water-based or silicone-based and if you layer the two together, you’ll get a result similar to that of oil and water—a.k.a patchiness. Weird, right?
“Ingredients ending in –cone, -methicone, -siloxane that are near the top of the list tend to signal a silicone-based product,” So if you look at Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, one of the most iconic, top-rated primers, you’ll see that the first few ingredients are Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, trisiloxane—all silicones.
So what does all this mean for you? Basically, you want to pair water-based primers with water-based foundations (or tinted moisturizers, BB creams, CC creams, concealer, or any other base products), and silicone-based primers with silicone-based products. “The two different bases (water and silicone) can cause your products to pill when layered on top of each other,” because the worst offender is layering a water product over a silicone product because the silicones repel the water.
You already know that concealer erases dark circles, masks blemishes, and can enhance or contour your features. But no other product can go so wrong, so fast. Monae Everett, a celebrity hair, and makeup artist explain what we’re getting wrong—and how to fix it, fast.
Sometimes when you buy a concealer at a counter, you’re sure you got the right shade, but once home you realize that it’s completely the wrong one for you. What to do then? Well, you could try mixing it with a foundation or concealer you already have in your stash to get a shade that’s right for you.
Some concealers have a very thick consistency, so before applying them, it’s best to warm them up. Simply put the amount of concealer you need for your application on the back of your hand and, with your finger, rub it. This will make your concealer thinner so that it’s easier to apply and won’t look cakey.
In the event that rather, you have the inverse issue and your concealer is too thin, you can make it thicker by blending it with a small amount of free powder. Also, if the consistency’s excessively dry, simply include a drop of lotion/moisturizer or foundation. This will add some dampness to it.