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what am i doing wrong? foundation

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firefly78 Thu 07-Jan-16 17:44:42

around my nose my foundation always looks flaky and the pores look clogged. its not a good look. im using porefessional but it isnt helping.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Thu 07-Jan-16 17:46:34

Do you exfoliate often enough?

margaritasbythesea Thu 07-Jan-16 17:47:53

Me too. Using less improved things as did using a brush but I have now given up. I just use concealer and a bit of powder.

goddessofsmallthings Thu 07-Jan-16 17:48:05

Do you use a primer before applying your foundation?

firefly78 Thu 07-Jan-16 17:52:33

no dont use a primer. whats that?

Pupsiecola Thu 07-Jan-16 17:53:53

This happens to me if I don't use a primer. I really like the Bare Minerals one, although the Benefit one is very good too.

VocationalGoat Thu 07-Jan-16 17:53:54

Try a daily liquid exfoliant like Aveda Botanical Kinetics every night after cleansing. Then moisturise as usual before bed (I use Aveda's Beautifying Composition, sometimes Astral or another cream only at night). This really helps.

VocationalGoat Thu 07-Jan-16 17:55:33

Primers are great but you want to work on actually improving the complexion and keeping it well hydrated.

Carpaccio Thu 07-Jan-16 19:51:50

Which skin type do you have and which foundations have you used?

I suspect you are using a foundation that doesn't suit your skin type. It might also be that your moisturiser and other skincare products are causing the issue.

You might find that using less foundation will make it look a bit better. Sometimes if I use too much, it just doesn't look nice at all.

JaceLancs Thu 07-Jan-16 19:51:59

I use a Clinique pore minimiser under my foundation just on my nose and between eyebrows as this is where I have this problem

CreviceImp Thu 07-Jan-16 19:58:27

I have massive pores on my hooter and Maybelline Matte mousse foundation covers the feckers without the need for primer. It doesn't separate on the skin either and is light as a feather so it doesn't feel claggy.

Tate15 Thu 07-Jan-16 20:16:03

I am outdoors with my dogs everyday but still like my face to be made up.

I am currently washing my face in the morning. Applying Panoxyl spot treatment to nose and chin. Ten minutes later I apply the body shop hemp face protector all over my face and neck. Approx ten minutes later I apply collection 2000 lasting foundation with a brush, concealer if I need it then using a brush apply collection 2000 lasting powder in a compact.

My skin has never looked so flawless and I've spent thousands of pounds over the years on all of the very expensive foundations etc Armani, Chanel,,Dior etc

I walk in wind, rain, on the beach, up mountains, through woods etc for hours on end and my face remains perfect!

I am thinking of writing to the company as my skin has never looked so good!

MotherofFlagons Thu 07-Jan-16 20:17:47

Leave your moisturiser to soak in for 10 mins before applying foundation and don't use too much foundation. It's tempting to slather it on, especially in winter.

Oakmaiden Thu 07-Jan-16 20:24:14

My face is looking a lot better now that I am using a flannel to have a good rub over my nose/forehead/cheeks when I wash my face. I still have to moisturise twice though before it feels comfortable.

Musicianofbremen Thu 07-Jan-16 20:40:51

tate 15 I am evangelical about collection 2000 foundation too. I've tried so many expensive ones that my skin has reacted to I have up for years. Bought the Collection one to wear to a funeral where I'd be seeing people I hadn't seen for years thinking I would throw it away after one go and have never looked back. It's incredible.

firefly78 Thu 07-Jan-16 20:41:22

wow thank you. feeling slightly overwhelmed with advice!!!

firefly78 Thu 07-Jan-16 20:41:50

where can i get collection 2000 from?

Musicianofbremen Thu 07-Jan-16 20:45:27

Superdrug, Boots, Wilko. I think the brand is just called "Collection" now. It's super cheap. I use the "lasting finish" one in the glass bottle.

Greengardenpixie Thu 07-Jan-16 20:54:51

Face atelier foundation used after moisturising and a real techniques brush know as a buffing brush. After applying moisturiser I dot this foundation on areas i need it the most. Under the eyes, chin and a bit on forehead. with circular motion use the brush to blend it where you want it. A little goes a long way and makes your skin look fantastic. Its expensive foundation but its really great. I havent had any issues. You can buy testers from this website It is face atelier ultra foundation:

Greengardenpixie Thu 07-Jan-16 20:57:07

Samples to order:

Greengardenpixie Thu 07-Jan-16 21:06:18

The buffing brush is great even with a cream foundation.

ZacharyQuack Thu 07-Jan-16 23:19:17

I've found that some primers and foundations just don't work well together. I'm not sure why not, but suspect it has something to do with silicone vs oil or water based foundations. The worst culprit I've found is the Max Factor primer, it seems to cause some foundations to cling on to it and not blend properly, and gives you nostril-pores the size of craters. I haven't worked out how to avoid it happening other than trial and error, unfortunately.

Greengardenpixie Thu 07-Jan-16 23:36:39

I use just a simple olay moisturiser. Think its complete radiance illuminator and i use the normal to oily one. Its lovely too and works well with my foundation.
I think its perfectly possible that some foundation doesn't work well. I find that moisturiser seems to work well with the type i have linked to as it helps it to blend.

firefly78 Fri 08-Jan-16 13:00:01

ok ive bought primer, hemp face protector and collection 2000 foundation so will see how i get on!

spaceyboo Fri 08-Jan-16 13:03:12

Primers or sunscreen helps. I use sunscreen as its cheaper and a bit less likely to give breakouts.

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