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When choosing a foundation it can get very confusing. Even when you think that you have found the perfect one you still may be making some small mistakes. A review by makeup experts has filled us in on the mistakes that wish we would stop making.

Testing the foundation in the wrong light. When we try on our foundation is so important to choosing the correct colour for our skin. Put the foundation on your skin then go into the natural light to see how the foundation oxadises on our skin. It usually takes a few minutes to oxadise then its true colour of the foundation can be seen.

Choosing the right texture for your skin type. If someone has dry skin then a matt foundation can make them look dehydrated. In this case choose an oil based foundation or a more hydrating foundation. When people have oily skin they then often over powder to make there foundation look matter resulting in a cakey look. When you have oily skin choose more of a water based foundation to make sure that your skins natural oils are not over stimulated by the foundation.

Applying a shade that’s too light. If your skin happens to be quite fair don’t always assume that you should reach for the lightest foundation on the shelf. Always choose a shade that is mildly deeper than your skin tone to reduce the dreaded ‘moon face’ in every photo your photographed in.

Trying to create a tan with foundation. The easiest trick is to use a foundation that matches the actual shade of your skin then use a bronzer to warm up your skin to create a more sun kissed tanned look. It will look a lot more natural and add better depth to your skin.

Not blending your foundation enough. A lot of times women blend there foundation with their hands. This in turn can leave finger streaks on your face. Using a brush or sponge gives an even coverage of foundation over the face and allows the foundation to be blended down the neck to avoid any demarcation lines.

Powdering your foundation incorrectly. Remember that foundations these days don’t all need to be powdered. A lot of foundations have self-setters in them. When you use powder that is not needed it can reverse the effect of coverage on your face that the foundation you are using was designed to achieve.

Change your foundations with the seasons. For those that develop a natural tan in summer and fade over winter remember that your foundation colour will need to change when your skin colour changes. Going a shade lighter or darken when required is necessary to keep your complexion even all year round