11. Wearing the wrong formula
You should consider your skin type when you purchase foundation. Oil-free formulas and finely-milled powders that work best on oily skin and normal to dry skin. Cream and moisturizing foundations also go a long way.

2. Applying too much
Slapping on tons of foundation won’t grant you a flawless face. It doesn't just look fake and mask-like, but also melts off your face easily by midday. Build up coverage in thin layers to mimic naturally blemish-free skin.

3. Using your fingers instead of tools
Makeup brushes and sponges deliver even application. Spreading your foundation with your fingers causes you to use more than what you need. Makeup tools also help the product blend seamlessly with your skin's natural hue and texture.

4. Choosing the wrong shade
We often hear girls buying foundation a shade lighter than their skin tone because they’re acidic. The proper way to attack the issue is by using extra gentle skin care products that balance the pH level of the skin and using foundation in your shade. To find your best shade match, test foundation at the center of your face, where it needs more coverage.

5. Not setting it properly
Besides lightly dusting your face with loose translucent powder (not powder foundation!), a makeup setting spray seals in your foundation's finish.

6. Skipping primer
Primer is key in locking down your foundation as opposed to caking on powder. Primers also help perfect the skin, making your foundation’s job easier.

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