One of the most common yet regularly committed beauty mistakes is ordering a new foundation shade online without trying it first. Another common foundation mistake is not checking it in daylight. No matter which of these mistakes you are guilty of committing, there should be a way to fix it, right? After all, foundations are expensive and you don’t plan to buy another one any time soon!

Well, guess what; you don’t have to! Because who are we to judge you for picking the wrong foundation shade? But because we know what a bummer that is, we found you a trick that will lighten your dark foundation shade in seconds. So, do not panic or ruin your budget, simply follow this step-by-step tutorial below.

fix a dark foundation shade

You will need:

  • The foundation in question (of course)
  • Day cream/moisturiser

How to:

Step 1: Take a few drops of your liquid foundation on the back of your hand. Ensure that your hands are clean.

Step 2: Now add a pea-sized amount of moisturiser and mix the two well. This will lighten the colour of your foundation as well as keep your skin nourished.

fix a dark foundation shade

Step 3: If it looks similar to your skin tone go ahead and apply all over your face and neck. Blend well using a brush or makeup sponge.

Step 4: If the mixture still looks dark, add some more moisturiser to lighten it further.