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foundation sitting 'on top' of my skin?

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itwillbebetter Sun 13-Mar-16 11:21:52

I'm 45 and finding that no matter how I cleanse moisturise and prime, my base always seems to sit on my skin rather than blend into it. I have patches that slide off and patches that are flaky even though the skin underneath is not dry and actually feels quite oily. Also the foundation seems to accentuate my wrinkles confused
I'm using urban decay foundation mixed with a little Clarins bb cream and put on with a bamboo brush. I need fairly good coverage as I've got acne scars but my skin looks oily with a dry crusty layer over the top.
Help anyone?

Heyheyheygoodbye Sun 13-Mar-16 11:32:26

I was told by a Nars consultant to use fingers to put foundation on. I started doing do and the results are miles better than using a brush! Think it depends on your skin?

Iwillnotbeamug Sun 13-Mar-16 12:01:48

Have you tried mac studio fix fluid that is good coverage.
I also use fingers too as brushes just don't do me any favours.
Do you use a setting powder?
The max factor loose powder in translucent is good.
Also the places your foundation slides before you put it on dab a bit concealer on that area as a kind of base.

chipsandpeas Sun 13-Mar-16 12:03:40

what primer and moisturiser are you using? are you leaving it long enough so they have dried in before putting the foundation on

Twinklestein Sun 13-Mar-16 16:55:13

I found you have to really up the moisturiser when wearing foundation.

At night I use Dr Hauschka rose cream, N's Y Frankincense nourishing cream or Jason Vitamin E cream. Lighter cream first thing in the morning.
I also avocado, almond and olive oil, and regular moisture masks.

Extra virgin olive oil can turn your skin in about 3-4 days if you use it last thing at night.

Before I put on my foundation I do a layer of moisturiser, then primer once it's sunk in.

I would put the primer on first in a layer, rather than mixing it with the foundation. (Primer I use is Clarins Instant Light Perfecting Touch).

Twinklestein Sun 13-Mar-16 16:56:48

Oh, forgot to mention - and this is important - I use rosewater (no alcohol) between moisturiser and primer. This absorbs excess moisture and prevents greasy patches in the foundation.

rockhopper365 Sun 13-Mar-16 17:01:51

I had the same problem with all foundations (lancome, clinique etc), especially Mac studio fix which would end up streaky no matter how I applied it.

Best thing I ever did was switch to BareMinerals powder foundation before Christmas. My skin has improved (I later found out Mac is theatrical make up and thus very bad for skin if wearing every day!), and my foundation blends seamlessly. You use a primer underneath it and then brush on the powder. I thought it was a bit weird at first but I'll never go back to liquid now!

SkinnyChips Sun 13-Mar-16 17:05:29

Do you have facials? Your skin might just be congested. I would recommend finding a good salon that does deep cleanse facials with steam and extractions (not many do extractions so do ask), I had this recently and it was amazing what a difference it made, I had no idea how congested my skin was even though I have been doing chemical peels and face masks at home. I'm nearly the same age as fwiw...

MamaLazarou Sun 13-Mar-16 18:48:29

Maybe the two products don't mix together well.

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