Seint’s innovative approach to makeup is a breath of fresh air to the beauty industry. The quick and simple paint-by-numbers approach to makeup application makes getting ready faster and easier than ever before! However, if you have never used a cream based product before, or if you are new to the concept of highlighting and contouring, you might find that there is still a slight learning curve, and you might need some help when it comes to knowing how to troubleshoot Seint makeup.
To assist you in your Seint makeup journey, you can learn how to troubleshoot Seint makeup using this Seint Toubleshooting Guide for your IIID Foundation. This will help you perfect your application, and fall head over heels in love with this revolutionary line of makeup.
Having oily skin and using a cream foundation can be a bit tricky and often requires some help when troubleshooting Seint makeup. Here are a few things you might want to try if your oily skin is giving you issues:
Adjustment Period: First, you must keep in mind that there is always an adjustment period when you introduce your skin to a new product. So you should always give your skin at least 2+ weeks to adapt. This is especially true when it comes to oily skin.
Proper Skincare: A good skincare routine is essential. When our skin thinks it is not receiving the moisture and nutrients it needs, our bodies will overcompensate by providing an excess of oils to make up for what it believes it is lacking. With a proper skincare regime in place, your skin will start to acknowledge that it is getting what it is asking for, and the skin’s oil production will slow down and start to moderate itself. If you do not already have a good skincare regime in place, consider getting Seint’s Skincare Line. When used daily, it will help balance out the oils, and it will work wonders on your skin. Taking care of your skin, and providing it with the proper nutrients it needs, will make all the difference.
Use Setting Spray: Setting Spray is like hairspray for the face (without the sticky aftermath). It will help set your makeup in place and make it last all day! Just spray Setting Spray on your face after you have applied your makeup. And for added impact, you can also apply Setting Spray before you apply your makeup and use it as a primer as well. Setting Spray also has the benefit of giving a dewy and more natural glow to your face.
Use a Damp Sponge: Use a damp (not wet) perfector sponge at the end of your makeup application to press in the products and pick up any excess. You can see how to use the perfector sponge HERE.
Set with Powder: If you tend to get some midday shine in your t-zone area, or even if you just prefer a more matte finish, apply a light application of translucent setting powder (Seint’s Vanilla Dust is an excellent option) after you’ve completed your makeup application. Setting Powder will help absorb any extra facial oils. For extra oily skin, apply a more generous amount of powder, and then let it set on your skin and “bake” before you brush off the excess powder. Another great tip? Apply powder after you’ve applied your Setting Spray. The combination of Setting Spray and Setting Powder will keep your makeup in place all day!
Use Shine Paper: Seint’s Shine Paper is a great way to absorb excess oils on your skin. As part of your skin prep before you apply your makeup, dab a piece of Shine Paper on your skin to remove any oils from your skin. You can then use shine paper as needed throughout the day to freshen up your t-zone and eliminate any shine that may occur as the day wears on.
Use a Water-Based Primer: If all else fails, you can always use a primer. Primer is used to help prep the skin for makeup application. Using a primer will help give your skin some extra grip, reduce oil production, and keep your makeup in place all day. Always use a water-based primer (not silicone-based) when working with cream makeup.
Less is More: And most importantly when it comes to troubleshooting Seint makeup when you have oily skin, is to always remember that less is more. This is especially true when it comes to working with a cream makeup. Try using less product and only use what is necessary to achieve the look that you want.
Unwanted or Emphasized Texture
Texture issues are most often caused by your own skin. To alleviate unwanted textures, it is important that you are taking good care of your skin. So proper skincare is essential.
Moisturize Daily: Using a good moisturizer is crucial to your skin’s health. So be sure to incorporate a good moisturizer daily. Not only will this hydrate your skin if it is dry, but it will balance out your skin’s production of unwanted oils. I recommend this this one HERE.
Exfoliate 2-3x a Week: You should also be exfoliating once or twice a week. Exfoliating your skin removes stubborn bacteria and unwanted dead skin cells. This will help give you a nice and healthy surface. Here are a few exfoliators that I recommend: Cure, Masque, or Pomifera’s Stimulating Exoliant Cleanser. Use an exfoliator twice a week and you’ll notice that your skin is extra smooth and healthy!
Shave Your Face: We all have varying degrees of peach fuzz on our face. It’s normal. But peach fuzz adds unwanted texture that affects the way your makeup goes on and the way skincare products absorb into your skin. Using a facial razor will remove unwanted hair and further exfoliate your skin by removing dead skin cells. This will leave you with an extra soft and smooth surface. So commit to shaving your face with a facial razor a few times a month. And before you start worrying about your hair growing back thicker and darker, let’s just myth bust that right now! It won’t — I pinky swear! But what you will notice is a huge difference in the way your skin looks and feels! And your makeup application will be better than ever! You can find great, inexpensive facial razors HERE. Just trust me on this one.
Use a Microfiber Cloth: When you wash your face at night, use a microfiber cloth. These cloths are extra effective at grabbing the makeup, sweat, and dirt from the day, and will help your skin get extra clean! These ones HERE are my absolute favorite!
With proper skin care, your skin will radiate, and your makeup will go on flawlessly. Learn more about Seint’s Skincare HERE.
Try a Different Highlight Shade: If all else fails, and you’re still noticing texture on your face after you apply your makeup, you may want to try a different highlight shade. When your highlight color is too light, you will notice that any natural textures on your skin (fine lines, wrinkles, pores, dry patches, etc) are emphasized. Your makeup might even have a chalky appearance and look like it is breaking apart and separating on your skin. When this happens, you should try using a highlight shade that is one or two shades darker. You can grab a new shade HERE.
If your makeup feels slippery, and you feel like it is not sticking to your face, try moisturizing just at night and not in the morning. Added moisture can make it harder for cream foundation to adhere to. However, if you do apply moisturizer in the morning, be sure to let it soak in for a good 5-10 minutes before applying your makeup.
You can also try using Seint’s Setting Spray beforehand as a primer. Just spray it on your face or apply it with the perfector sponge, let it air dry, and then apply your makeup. This will give your face more grip and keep your makeup in place after application. You can grab Seint’s Setting Spray HERE, and the Perfector Sponge HERE.
And don’t forget, less is more! If you’re makeup is feeling slippery, you are most likely just applying too much product. Use a lighter hand and go in with less product. Seint’s IIID Foundation has a buildable coverage, so you can always add more if needed. But it doesn’t take much to get great coverage when working with a cream. So start with as little product as possible, and add more only as needed.
Sticky or Tacky Makeup
When you are trying to troubleshoot Seint makeup, you need to remember that creams are not like other traditional foundations. Unlike powders and liquids that dry on your face, creams are naturally dewy in nature. And this is exactly what makes creams so great. Creams go on like a second skin and move with your face, giving you a more natural and lit-from-within glow to your skin. However, dewy is not the same as sticky, and there are some things that can help troubleshoot that “sticky” feeling.
Adjustment Period: First, you should keep in mind that there is always an adjustment period when you introduce your skin to a new product. So you should always give your skin at least 2+ weeks to adapt. This is especially true when it comes to oily skin or when you are used to a more matte finish.
Use Less: Less is more when it comes to working with a cream. If your makeup is feeling sticky, you are most likely just applying too much product. Use a lighter hand and go in with less product. Seint’s IIID Foundation has a buildable coverage, so you can always add more if needed. But it doesn’t take much to get great coverage when working with a cream. So start with as little product as possible, and then only add more as needed.
Wrong Shade: If you are not getting the coverage you want, and you find you are having to apply a lot more product to create great coverage, you are likely either using a color that is too light for your skin tone, or you need to add in a color correcting shade to address areas of concern that require more attention and depth of color. You can grab a darker and/or color correcting highlight shade HERE.
Use a Powder: You might also just be someone who prefers a more matte finish. And that is okay too. In that case, just set your makeup with a translucent setting powder when you are down. I recommend using Seint’s Vanilla Dust. However, any good translucent setting powder will work. You can grab Vanilla Dust HERE.
Use a Damp Perfector Sponge: A good makeup sponge will help press in the product and pick up any excess. Seint’s Perfector Sponge should be used damp. This means saturating it with water till it doubles in size, and then ringing it out repeated in a towel until it feels like there is no more water left inside. You should then gently press or bounce the sponge onto your skin to finish off you look. You can see how to use the perfector sponge HERE. To purchase the Perfector Sponge, go HERE.
Makeup is Not Lasting
If your makeup is not lasting throughout the day, there are several things you can do to troubleshoot this issue:
Use a Setting Spray: Setting Spray is like hairspray for the face (without the sticky aftermath). It will help set your makeup in place and make it last all day! Just spray Setting Spray on your face after you have applied your makeup. And for added impact, you can also apply Setting Spray before you apply your makeup and use it as a primer as well. Setting Spray also has the benefit of giving a dewy and more natural glow to your face. You can grab Seint’s Setting Spray HERE.
Set with a Powder: Apply a light application of translucent setting powder (Seint’s Vanilla Dust is an excellent option) after you’ve completed your makeup application. Setting Powder will lock your makeup in place and keep it put all day. And for extra longevity, apply powder after you’ve applied your Setting Spray. The combination of Setting Spray and Setting Powder will keep your makeup in place all day. You can grab Vanilla Dust Setting Powder HERE and Seint’s Setting Spray HERE.
Use a Primer: Primer is used to help prep the skin for makeup application. Using a primer will help give your skin some extra grip, reduce oil production, and keep your makeup in place all day. Always use a water-based primer (not silicone-based) when working with cream makeup.
Use a Darker Shade: If all else fails, and throughout the course of the day your makeup starts separate on your skin, and looks like it has worn off by the end of the day, this is an indication that your current shade is too light for your skin tone and you need a darker shade. You can grab a new shade HERE.
Redness or Rosacea
Some redness is surface level, whereas other redness is deeper and more angry looking. Depending on the color and depth of your redness, some form of color correction will likely be necessary.
Fair to Light Skin Tones: When your main highlight falls between Moonlit and Aura, you will want to use one of the following shades to color correct the redness: June, Candlelit, or Aspen contour for light redness, Amber for medium redness, and Sandy or Mango for deep redness.
Medium Skin Tones: When your main highlight falls between Candlelit and Wheat, you will want to use one of the following color correctors for redness: Amber or Aspen contour for light redness, Sandy or Aspen contour for medium redness, and Mango for deep redness.
Medium Tan Skin Tones: When your main highlight is Sandy, you can use Aspen Contour, Mango, or Goddess for light redness and Papaya for dark redness. When your main highlight is Mango, you use Goddess for light redness and Papaya for dark redness.
For darker skin tones, excess redness is less common, but could be addressed using a darker highlight shade.
You can grab a color correcting shade HERE.
You can watch a tutorial on how to color correct redness HERE.
Your first line of defense for dark spots and hyperpigmentation should be to start with fuller coverage in those areas. To do this, start by adding more of your main highlight color directly on top of where you have the dark spots. Use a brush like the Multitasker Brush for a more precise application. This will usually give you enough coverage to even out your skin tone and make those trouble areas blend with the rest of your face. You can see how to do that HERE and HERE.
However, if you find you still need some additional coverage, you may need a specific color correcting shade to help cover up those pesky dark spots. To do this, you would start by color correcting the hyperpigmentation first. Then add your main highlight on top with a stippling motion. The following is a breakdown of which shade to use for color correction based on the depth of color and your skin tone.
Fair to Light Skin Tones: When your main highlight falls between Moonlit and Aura, you will want to use one of the following shades to color correct dark spots: June, Candlelit, or Aspen contour for light or red tones, Amber for medium or slight blue tones, and Mango for dark or purple tones.
Medium Skin Tones: When your main highlight falls between Candlelit and Wheat, you will want to use one of the following shades to color correct dark spots: Mango for medium or slight blue tones, and Goddess for dark or purple tones.
Medium Tan Skin Tones: When your main highlight is Sandy or Mango, you can use one of the following shade to color correct dark spots: Goddess for purple or blue tones, and Papaya or Cinnamon for deep, dark, almost black tones.
Dark Skin Tones: When your main highlight falls between Goddess and Cinnamon, you will want to use Cinnamon to color correct deep dark tones.
Some additional shades that can be super effective for covering up dark spots are Frenchie Lip+Cheek, Bella Bronzer, and Aspen Contour. These shades are particularly nice because of how versatile they are. You can grab any of the color correction shades HERE.
Another option is to grab a color or two from Seint’s Demi Corrector line. Colors with O (orange) and R (red) in them tend to work best on Melasma. And be sure to grab the Spot Brush for proper application. You can learn more about Demi Correctors HERE.
Freckles come in all forms. From super light to super dark. From lightly sprinkled on the face to densely distributed. All types are beautiful. But with freckles comes differing views and opinions from the people have them. Some love their freckles and embrace them wholeheartedly, while others do their best to cover them up. Neither way is better or worse; just an individual preference.
For those with freckles that are wanting greater coverage, here is how you can troubleshoot them with Seint Makeup. For greater coverage on your freckles, refer to the Melasma section above. Another option is using Seint Demi Correctors. And finally, you can select a highlight shade that is one or two shades darker than your overall tone to color correct with first. The idea of using a darker shade is to match the depth of color in the freckles first. Once you do that, you can go in with your normal color to get fuller coverage. If you go on with a lighter shade to “lighten” the freckles, you run the risk of them turning ashy or gray.
You can grab a darker shade or color corrector HERE.
Dark Under Eye Circles
Depending on the color and depth of your dark circles, one of these colors will often help minimize their appearance (see also Melasma section above):
Blue Undereyes: Frenchie lip+cheek (light skin), Amber (light skin), or Mango.
Purple Undereyes: Sunlit (light to medium skin), Mango, or Goddess.
Brown/Dark Undereyes: Petal lip+cheek (fair, non-oily skin), Frenchie lip+cheek (light to medium skin tones), Mango, Scarlet lip+cheek (dark skin tones), Papaya (dark skin tones).
If unsure, Mango Highlight and Frenchie Lip+Cheek are the most common go-tos for undereye correction, with Mango being the front runner the darker the skin tone and/or area of discoloration.
You can grab a color correcting shade HERE.
Once you have placed a light amount of your color correcting shade to the area, gently stipple your brightening highlight on top, and then blend with the perfector sponge.
Another option is to grab a color or two from Seint’s Demi Corrector line. Colors with O (orange), R (red), or Y (yellow) in them tend to work best on dark undereyes. You will also want to be sure to grab the Spot Brush for proper application. To learn more about Demi Correctors HERE. You can also watch a this tutorial to learn how Demi Correctors work and how to use them to cover dark under eyes.
The skin under our eyes is thinner and more delicate. Our eyes are also very expressive, which means the skin around our eyes moves a lot with each expression we make. As a result of this, makeup application under the eyes needs to be done more intentionally.
Apply Less Product: Less is more when it comes to working with a cream. And that is even more so the case when it comes to applying makeup under your eyes. Be sure to apply the absolute minimal amount possible to still achieve the results you are looking for.
Dark Highlight First: Avoid placing a lighter highlight shade directly under the eyes. Light always bring things forward and enhances them. So if you have fine lines, wrinkles, or any kind of texture underneath your eyes, a super light shade directly on that area will emphasize those textures. Instead, place a very small amount of a color correcting shade (if needed – see Dark Undereyes) or your main highlight color directly under your eyes. And then use your brightening highlight shade only on the very inner and outer corners of your eyes. You can also place a bit of the lighter shade along your cheek bone and the sides of your nose (intentionally avoiding the area directly under the eyes, and instead placing the brightening highlight in all the surrounding areas). This will still help brighten up your undereye areas, but without creating any unnecessary texture.
Use the Perfector Sponge: Use a damp (not wet!) perfector sponge to press in the makeup placed under the eyes and pick up any excess products. This will clean up the under eye area and ensure a smooth and clean blend so creasing and texture can be avoided. You can see how to use the perfector sponge HERE. You can grab the perfector sponge HERE.
Setting Spray: For a little more staying power, spritz a little setting spray onto your finger, and then gently tap your under eye (careful not to remove product) to further set the makeup and keep it in place all day. You can grab Seint’s Setting Spray HERE.
Use Demi Correctors: Demi Correctors allow you to filter out distractions without leaving any traces of makeup behind. This makes them perfect for using under the eyes. To learn about Demi Correctors and see how to use them to prevent texture under your eyes, watch the tutorial HERE.
Neck and Face Do Not Match
It is not uncommon for our faces to be a different color from our neck, and even the rest of our skin. Our face can have more pigment, while the rest of us can be more fair. Or our face can be lighter because we protect it with sunscreen, while the rest of us has significantly more color. Watch THIS VIDEO to learn how to troubleshoot this issue and make your face and neck match for a more cohesive look.
When our skin is introduced to a new product, there is always an adjustment period that takes place. This adjustment can result in a process called “purging”. Purging takes place when the new product has an active ingredient that increases the cell turnover rate of your skin. This increase causes dead skin cells to shed faster than normal. The end result is fresh skin cells being brought to the surface, for healthier and more glowing skin.
But before the new skin cells can reach the surface, there are other things that will rise to the surface first, including excess sebum, flakes, and buildup. This can result in some initial clogged pores, and in turn cause you to breakout.
If purging occurs, it will often occur in areas that are already problematic for your skin as it pushes the dirt and oil to the surface. But purging does not last forever. Because the cell turnover rate is accelerated during the purging process, healthier and cleaner skin will surface within 2-4 weeks (or as much as 8 weeks). Once that happens, your skin will start to clear.
If the breakout does not eventually clear up and continues past 8 weeks, or if your “breakout” appears to be more of a reaction (hives, itching, burning, etc), then discontinue use and reach out to Seint’s customer service for additional assistance and guidance.
Also, another culprit for breakouts could be dirty brushes. Dirty brushes harbor bacteria. So when you use a dirty brush, you are spreading that bacteria all over your face, and this can ultimately lead to breakouts. So be sure to clean your brushes at least once a week. You can grab Seint’s Brush Cleaner HERE.
And since we are all prone to have breakouts from time to time, watch THIS VIDEO to see how you can use Seint makeup to cover up any blemishes you may have.
If your contour color seems to be disappearing by the end of the day, try applying it a bit more liberally. It’s really easy to over blend, so be careful not to do that. You can also try a darker shade of contour. You can cab a darker contour shade HERE.
Contour Pulls Red or Orange
If your contour is pulling orange or red on your skin, or emphasizing the redness of your own skin, the contour shade is too warm. You need to get a more neutral or cool toned contour instead.
Warm Contours: Walnut, Stone, Indigo
Neutral Contours: Aspen (more cool), Olive, Astoria, Henna (more cool)
Cool Contours: Ash, Shadow (for nose contouring only)
You can grab a cooler contour shade HERE.
Contour is Stiff
The contours formulation is naturally more stiff in nature. And because creams are made in a heating and cooling process, they can be affected by the temperature. This means that cooler temps will impact how hard your makeup might feel.
Quick Fix: Run your hair dryer on your contour for a few seconds to warm it up.
Long-Term Solution: Place your contour in a cooking pan on low heat. Once contour melts, add in a pinch of coconut oil and allow it to melt into the melted contour. Mix together, and then let cool. The coconut oil will soften the contour’s texture in its solidified state, making it easier to apply moving forward. *Do this at your own risk.
Contour Looks Muddy/Dirty
If your contour looks dirty or muddy, this likely means the contour color is too cool for your skin tone. However, before switching shades, try the following troubleshooting tips first:
Exfoliate: You should be exfoliating once or twice a week. Exfoliating your skin removes stubborn bacteria and unwanted dead skin cells. This will help give you a nice and healthy surface. Here are a few exfoliators that I recommend: Cure, Masque, or Pomifera’s Stimulating Exoliant Cleanser.
Shave: I also recommend using a facial razor to remove peach fuzz. Using a facial razor will remove unwanted hair and further exfoliate your skin by removing dead skin cells. This will leave you with an extra soft and smooth surface. So commit to shaving your face with a facial razor a few times a month. And before you start worrying about your hair growing back thicker and darker, let’s just myth bust that right now! It won’t — I pinky swear! But what you will notice is a huge difference in the way your skin looks and feels! And your makeup application will be better than ever! You can find great, inexpensive facial razors HERE. Just trust me on this one.
Place Highlight Underneath: While your contour is part of your foundation, and has coverage all on its own, try placing a light layer of your main highlight underneath where your contour is. This will give you a more even and smooth surface to work with, and will allow the contour to be placed on an area with more grip to help hold it in place.
If these troubleshooting tips don’t work, grab a warmer contour shade.
Warm Contours: Walnut, Stone, Indigo
Neutral Contours: Aspen (more cool), Olive, Astoria, Henna (more cool)
Cool Contours: Ash, Shadow (for nose contouring only)
You can grab a warmer contour shade HERE.
If you have large pores, or just feel like they are being accentuated by your makeup, here are some tricks to help troubleshoot Seint makeup when large pores are an issue:
Use Toner: If you are not already using a toner as regular part of your skincare regime, now is the time to start. Not only is toner good for your skin (read more about it HERE), it will also help to shrink down your pores.
Apply Aspen Contour: Dark pulls things back, and light brings things forward. If you have an area where your pores are a bit larger (i.e. your nose), and you place your highlight color directly on top of that area, the light color of the highlight might emphasize your pores. If this happens, go in with Aspen Contour first. Apply a light coating of Aspen Contour to the areas where your pores are being emphasized, and then stipple your highlight on top of Aspen after. The dark tones of Aspen will help fill in and detract attention away from the pores. This will then allow your highlight color to do its job and work its magic. You can grab Aspen Contour HERE.
Use a Primer: There are a lot of great primers on the market that help shrink pores and give you a smoother surface. If you decide to use a primer, just be sure it is water based and not silicone based.
No Coverage/Redness on Nose
Aspen Contour is a unique contour color that works magic when it comes to color correcting and is a key component for many when trying to troubleshoot Seint makeup. If your nose is red, or you struggle getting proper coverage in that area, apply a sheer amount of Aspen Contour to your nose first. Then stipple your highlight color on top. Aspen will not only neutralized the redness for a more even base, but it will give your nose more grip so your highlight shade has something to cling onto. This will help make your makeup last all day. You can grab Aspen Contour HERE.
Also, if you like to contour your nose, to avoid any redness pulling through with your contour, use Shadow Contour to contour your nose with. This contour shade was created for the sole purpose of nose contouring. The cool, ashy tones of Shadow will give you a sculpted nose without pulling any unwanted warmth from your skin. You can grab Shadow Contour HERE.
Because this makeup is cream-based, it can be affected by the temperature. This means that it might get a little harder during the colder months. This can make it a little more difficult to apply. But you can easily combat this by heating it up with a hair dryer. Just run your hair dryer over the compact for a few seconds to soften up the cream! Because the makeup is made in a heating and cooling process, the heat should not negatively affect the makeup. However, be careful not to heat up any shades that have a glossy texture or have shimmer (like illuminators).
You might also find that when your makeup first arrives, there is an invisible film along the top. This film can occur when it cools off after being poured into the tin when it was made. So don’t be afraid to press a little harder and apply a bit more pressure with your brush to break through that invisible film and get to the more pigmented color below. You can also just run your finger across the top of the makeup a few times (using moderate pressure) to do this as well.
Also, take note that the contour naturally has a stiffer consistency than the other shades. This is because the formulation of the contour is not as creamy as the others. If the contour’s stiffer nature creates a bit of an issue for you, see the section on Stiff Contour.
Setting Spray Is Too Abrupt/Wet
The setting spray does not come out as a soft and gentle mist. Your face can get pretty wet from it. To properly apply it, while still avoiding too abrupt of a blast or a dripping face, here are a few tips to try:
- Hold the setting spray out a bit from your face. Start at top of your face and spray as you quickly pull your hand down to the bottom of your face. Be swift, but smooth with your movements across your face and when pressing the nozzle to spray it. Quick and deliberate movements are key. Move from one side of your face to the other (should be about 3 to 4 sprays).
- Hold the bottle of Setting Spray out below your face. Spray it upwards, and then move your face forwards so that the Setting Spray falls onto your face (like rain).
- Spray it onto your perfector sponge, and then lightly tap/dab the sponge on your face. Make sure it is does not saturate the sponge though or it will remove the makeup. This is tricky to do, so this isn’t usually the best option.
And don’t forget you always have the option of just applying the setting spray prior to your makeup application like a primer. Just spray it on (or dab it on with the perfector sponge), let it dry, and the proceed to apply your makeup.
Highlight is Running Out Too Fast
Your main highlight color should last you several months. However, if you find you are running out of highlight too fast, here are some tips to help:
Less is More: Less is more when it comes to working with a cream. If you are running out of your highlight quickly, you are most likely just applying too much product. Use a lighter hand and go in with less product. Seint’s IIID Foundation has a buildable coverage, so you can always add more if needed. But it doesn’t take much to get great coverage when working with a cream. So start with as little product as possible, and then only add more as needed.
Clean Your Brushes: Dirty makeup brushes will make you go through your makeup faster. The dirty bristles will cling to the product and create more buildup in the bristles each time you apply your makeup. The more buildup you have, the more you’ll notice that you’re zooming through your makeup. Plus, dirty brushes harbor bacteria, and can lead to breakouts. So be sure to clean your brushes at least once a week to preserve your brushes, keep your skin healthy, and extend the life of your highlight. You can grab Seint’s Brush Cleaner HERE.
Melt Down Your Tin: When you hit the bottom of your makeup tin, there is actually still more product left than you think. To make sure you use every last bit of product, you can melt down your highlight so you can get better access to the product still left on the sides of the tin. To do this, place your highlight in a cooking pan on low heat. Once the highlight starts to melt, use a toothpick to spread the highlight across the tin. Then let it cool completely before placing it back in your compact.
Use a Darker Shade: If all else fails, and you are still going through your makeup too fast, this is an indication that your current shade is too light for your skin tone and you need a darker shade. You likely either need a darker color altogether or you need to do some color correcting (see color correction sections above). You can grab a dark or color correcting shade HERE.