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Foundation help.

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HappierTimes Mon 01-Apr-13 08:36:48

I have never used foundation due to living in a hot climate and not wearing make up at all.

I have now got a liquid one from body shop and a BB cream. I moisturise and use a primer ( also from body shop). I apply the foundation with a brush.

I have quite large pores and find when I am finished that I have a powdery effect going on. Especially in my chin area. What am I doing wrong?

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 01-Apr-13 21:27:53

Do you exfoliate regularly ? You also might be layering too many things. A BB cream shouldn't need a primer I don't think.

coffeeinbed Mon 01-Apr-13 21:45:29

A primer would give a powdery effect.

amothersplaceisinthewrong Mon 01-Apr-13 21:48:19

Far too many products going on your skin. No idea what BB creams are meant to do but suspect they are a con, so would ditch that. Not sure about a primer either (thought they were something to do with decorating smile so would just stick to a simple light moisturiser and then the foundation.

coffeeinbed Mon 01-Apr-13 21:49:51

Some foundations are powdery as well.
What are you using?

HappierTimes Tue 02-Apr-13 08:07:56

The foundation is just one from body shop, its an oil free balancing one.
I thought you put primer onto help make a smoother surface for the foundation to go on.

HappierTimes Tue 02-Apr-13 08:09:41

I have just bought a microfibre cloth to try. I want to get the dermaflannel but its quite pricey.

coffeeinbed Tue 02-Apr-13 09:25:25

Oil free would balancing would go powdery.
Skip the primer.
See how it goes.
Or just use the BB, they are usually softer.

DolomitesDonkey Tue 02-Apr-13 09:41:12

BB cream is just a tinted moisturiser so I'd ditch that unless you want a "make-up free day".

So for normal day wear I moisturise after shower, apply primer "later" - give that 5 minutes to sink in and then I use moisturiser.

rubytutu Tue 02-Apr-13 09:57:23

some primers can have high powder content as can foundation.

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