4 ways to stop your foundation from turning orange

Does it happen to you too?

Sarwat Fatima Sarwat Fatima Jan 07, 2017
The reason why it looks a shade darker is because the foundation has oxidized. Photo: Shutterstock/ IndiaPicture

You have spent a lot of moolah buying a foundation that compliments your skin tone. However, once you are done applying your make-up, you notice that the foundation has turned a shade darker and looks a little orange.

Before you hit the panic button, here's what you need to know: there is nothing wrong with the product. The reason why it looks a shade darker is because the foundation has oxidized. Wondering what the hell that is? Well, allow us to break it down for you.

It happens when the oil present in the foundation interferes with the pigments, after coming in contact with oxygen. This causes the colour to intensify and turn orange. But, don't you worry. Here are a few tricks you should keep in mind.

Go a Shade Lighter
It's not just your foundation that gets oxidized, a lot of other things do too. Blame it on the oxygen if you want, but there's not much you can do about it. So, the next time you go make-up shopping, try looking for a foundation a tad lighter than your natural complexion. In case, it does oxidize--it will only turn a shade darker. However, you will end up getting the right shade without much ado.

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Hydrate Your Face
All you dry-skinned beauties out there; hydrate your face well before you apply foundation. The moisture will help the make-up in staying put, plus it will not change shades. Those of you, who have an oily skin, use a mattifying primer. It will help in controlling your skin's natural oil secretion, which in turn will prevent the pigments in the foundation from changing colour.

Blot Your Skin
The next time you apply foundation, take a tissue and blot your skin with it. This will help in soaking excess oil. Apply a layer of the product and once it gets settled, blot your face again with a clean tissue. By doing this, you will get rid of the moisture that might cause your foundation to go orange.

Apply Face Powder
After you are done applying foundation, set it with some translucent face powder. This will not only set the foundation but also absorb any remaining oils that might cause oxidation. If you have a normal to oily skin, you can touch up your foundation after every few hours. However, avoid applying talc powder as it can dry out your skin. Opt for pure silica powder for better results.

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