Use Primer to Stop Foundation from Oxidizing

Finding the right shade of foundation is always a struggle. Especially, when it turns darker after a few hours, making your skin feel tight and flaky. If you’ve had that happen to you, don’t throw out your foundation just, yet. What I just described is a common makeup mishap called Oxidation.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($41.90)

So recently, I bought the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in the shade 200 cause so many people raved about it. My Instagram was filled with posts about this foundation, so I knew I had to try it! Upon using the foundation, I noticed that it initially matched my skin tone but after a couple of hours, my foundation darkened. Which is fine, but kind of a letdown since it’s a higher end product. However, I did like the fact that the Fenty Beauty offers such a huge shade selection! Also, the product itself is very light on the skin and doesn’t really feel like you have a lot of it on. I would suggest it for those with oily skin since it can be a bit drying. As for my lovelies with dry skin, if you are going to buy this product, I suggest you invest in a hydrating primer.

Foundations can oxidize for many reasons. It can react with the natural oils and ph levels of the skin causing the base to look more orange. Or it can simply react with oxygen and mess up the pigments of your foundation. While it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact reason, using a primer definitely helps to battle the problem.

Pick a primer that targets your skin problems

Primers make all the difference in the world. It works as a protective shield to prevent the foundation from reacting with the natural oils of the skin. It definitely makes the foundation last longer and helps the makeup to stay put throughout the day. But choosing the right primer is essential to achieve that flawless finish. For instance, if you are oily you should definitely go for oil-controlling primer or if you’re dry use a hydrating primer. So naturally, if you’re combination use both: an oil controlling primer in your T-zone and a hydrating primer in areas that are dry.

Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer by Smashbox ($44.00)

I like to use the Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer. It glides on to the skin so effortlessly and makes the pores look tighter. Once I  apply it to my skin, I notice that my skin feels very silky and gives a smooth finish. What makes this product really shine is that it works for all skin types. Whether you’re dry, oily or combination; this is a primer for everyone. It even makes my skin look plump, and the makeup just stays for a long time and looks just as fresh as it did in the first hour. If you’re a beginner and you’re looking for a good primer, this product will not fail you!

Using the two together has definitely helped my foundation from oxidizing. I also noticed that my skin looked more smooth when I applied it with the primer. What do you guys think about the products?

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