All of us will agree that picking the correct foundation is a difficult task. Right from the correct shade to a suitable texture, there is not a detail you can afford to ignore if you want to avoid your foundation from washing out your complexion.

If you apply foundation only for it to turn a shade or two darker after a few hours, your foundation is oxidising. This is extremely common with people who have oily or combination skin types. Follow these simple steps to prevent oxidation and look flawless all the time...

steps to prevent foundation oxidising

Prep it well

It is important to switch to a moisturiser or serum that is perfect for your skin type. if you have oily skin, it is suggested to use a lightweight or oil-free product that keeps your skin hydrated without making it oily or sticky.

steps to prevent foundation oxidising

Never forget a primer

A primer creates a barrier between the makeup and your skin. This prevents the foundation from reacting with the natural oils of your skin. Silicone primers are most effective at minimising oxidation since they form the best shield.  

steps to prevent foundation oxidising

Stock up on some blotting papers

If you are going to be wearing foundation for long hours, it is a wise idea to keep some sheets of blotting paper handy. Blotting your face when it feels to oily throughout the day prevents the foundation from oxidising.

steps to prevent foundation oxidising

Use oil-control products

Setting your foundation with some translucent powder helps makeup last longer and absorbs excess oil from your skin. This keeps the foundation from turning darker.

steps to prevent foundation oxidising

Use a lighter shade of foundation

If none of the above tricks work, you can get a foundation shade that’s lighter than your actual skin tone. This trick ensures that once your foundation actually does oxidise, it will be a perfect match for your skin tone. But to decide how much lighter to go will require some trial and error before your pick the exact shade.