When you realise that your foundation looks darker after you’ve applied it onto your skin, that’s how you know it has oxidised. This is mainly due to your natural oils mixing and reacting to the minerals in the foundation. And sometimes, a very high pH value can also cause it to darken. When this happens, just blot the excess oil off with a facial tissue – this also helps to pick up some of the unwanted orange hue. Then apply some powder that’s a shade lighter and it should do the trick for the rest of the day! To prevent this from happening in the future, always use a toner to balance out your pH level or apply a primer to create a barrier between your skin and foundation.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner, RM246. L’oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Powder, RM79.90. Physicians Formula Spotlight Illuminating Primer, RM69.90