When you're running short on time in the morning, you might slap on moisturizer and then quickly apply foundation and the rest of your makeup—you've got your routine down to 10 minutes and you look pretty good, right? The problem with that speedy process is that moisturizer's creaminess can cause makeup to thin out if it hasn't had enough time to soak into your skin. The result can be blotchy skin and a lack of coverage from your foundation. The fix just requires a bit of patient. Give moisturizer a minute to be absorbed, or, if you're really hustling that morning, blot your face with a tissue after moisturizing, then apply foundation. [source: RealSimple.com]
- Deirdre O'Boyle Hooper, MD, Personal correspondence, Oct 1, 2013
- Valerie Goldburt,MD, personal correspondence, October 2, 2013.
- Abramson, Stephanie. RealSimple.com. "How to Correct 8 Common Beauty Mistakes.http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/makeovers-tips/how-to-correct-8-common-beauty-mistakes-10000001587809/index.html
- Siegel, Elizabeth. Allure.com. "The 8 Best Multitasking BB Creams." http://www.allure.com/beauty-products/skin/2012/bb-cream#slide=1
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