HOW TO Correct Dark Foundation


As follow up for my Fan Mail Fridays post about how to correct light foundations, here are tips on how to correct dark foundation.

Have you ever had a foundation that looks light on the shade representation on the website, but when you got it, the shade is a tad bit dark for your skin tone? We've all had that moment. I'm a morena and I even have my fair share of this problem!

Here are five ways to correct dark foundation without having to throw or give away the bottle.



Is your foundation too light? Here's a way to correct light foundation.

1. LIGHTEN UP WITH CONCEALER

- Applying concealer on the center of the forehead, under eyes, bridge of the nose, philtrum, and chin to add 'push out' the dark tone of your foundation, giving the illusion of evenness.

2. HIGHLIGHT OR STROBE

- Adding a pop of highlighter on the highest points of your face it catch and refract light, thus giving the illusion of a brighter skin tone.

3. BRIGHTEN UP WITH A LIGHTER SHADE OF POWDER

- There's no reason to dread the white cast after all! Lighter powders or powders with a hint of white case will help lighten up the dark foundation. Just apply sparingly to avoid camera flashback.

4. USE FOUNDATION ADJUSTERS

- Grab a bottle of a foundation adjuster, the white one, and mix with the foundation to lighten up the shade. But this is my last resort because as I said in the counterpart post, I'm a bit wary of foundation adjusters because they may end up altering the formula of any foundation.

SPECIAL TIP: When buying online and you are unsure of what shade to get, get a shade that's half a shade or one shade lighter; because for me, it's always easy to correct a lighter foundation than a darker one!

Hope this helped you out. Feel free to share with me your own tips!

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5 Lovely Thoughts

  1. True that its easier to correct a lighter shade than a darker one! I love how we can be so maparaan when it comes to make-up problems such as this. :)

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  2. Woah, thank you for the very helpful information. Lucky for me I haven't had the terrible experience of buying a darker foundation. And yes, I agree that it is easier to correct the lighter foundations on you than the darker ones.

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  3. Hi! What brand would you recommend for the foundation adjuster? And also where is it available? Thanks in advance ��

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  4. Fiona Aileen ValleMarch 19, 2018 at 9:38 PM

    Nako girl at buti mapuputi yung foundation ko haha! Don’t know if good thing or bad thing dahil feeling ko mas mahirap paputiin ang darker shade (tulad ng kulay ko haha) pero thank you ulit sa tipa girl! para kapag may nagbigay sakin ng darker foundation, atleast alam ko na gagawin! 💐

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