How to Stop Foundation from Separating

Hi IMBBians,

Your foundation might start separating after full makeup application, thus breaking your heart. This usually happens around the nose, mouth and eye area. Do you often find yourself in this situation? Then, here are the best tips for you.

Do not use too many products

Products for Baking Makeup

Try to limit your face makeup to few products. Don’t crowd your face with too many products at the same time. Too many products end up creating cakey or patchy effect, which makes your foundation separate in certain parts of your face. So, just keep your skin care as well as makeup routine simple for best results.

Use lightweight products

Always try to use lightweight makeup products. Try to avoid products which are cakey in nature. Such cakey or heavy products can cause product build up, leading to melt down of makeup, which causes your foundation to separate. Begin with a light moisturiser and use light makeup products such as Natio Tinted Moisturiser.

Always apply a primer underneath

Benefit porefessional

A good makeup look cannot begin without a nice moisturiser but a primer is equally important too. Always make it a point to apply a primer underneath your foundation. This will hold your makeup in place and prevent it from melting. Thus, the key is to use a good quality primer like Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional. Try to use a lightweight primer so that your skin can breathe and stay hydrated.

Invest in a powder

Invest in a good quality powder like W7 Banana Dreams Loose Powder. This will prevent any shine or oil on your face, thus controlling and sealing makeup fully. Make sure the powder you buy is apt for your skin type and suits your skin tone.

Apply powder under foundation

Face Make-Up. Closeup Of Sexy Female Applying Dry Powder Foundation Looking In Mirror.

This might sound strange but it’s an awesome makeup hack. Begin by applying either a lightweight moisturizer or a primer. Then apply some powder and then apply your foundation. After applying foundation, top your foundation with a setting powder. This trick works best on excessively oily skin. This trick keeps oil at bay and makeup in place for as long as you desire.

Finish with a setting spray


A good setting spray, when used correctly, seals the makeup and allows it to last much longer. Setting spray reduces product buildup and helps in evening out the makeup. You can try a matte makeup spray like Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying MakeUp Setting Spray.

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