How To Get The Most Out Of Your 1 Oz Foundation Bottle

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If you have extremely oily skin, extremely dry skin and bad acne scarring you know the struggle. In brief, finding a foundation suitable for these common skin issues isn’t easy and it’s definitely not as cheap as it may seem. This post helps you find ways to get the most out of your 1 oz foundation bottle.

How To Get The Most Out Of 1 Oz

Firstly, let’s talk about the time spent on searching for a suitable foundation – in most cases, it’s a lot. Sometimes you have to try several foundations before finding one foundation that is just okay, then search a little more for a good primer to make that “just okay foundation” last longer.

Let’s Consider Cost

Wearing foundation every day is an expensive habit since most foundation bottles don’t contain more than 1 oz. Now, imagine replacing a $15, $40 or $60 foundation every month or two months this really adds up. So it’s no surprise, some people choose to only wear foundation on special occasions.

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Ways To Get The Most Out of Your 1 oz Foundation Bottle

If you want to minimize the cost, here are a few ways to get the most out of your 1 oz foundation bottle:

Firstly, Buy Foundations Cheaper

First Buy It Cheaper

Use coupons or wait for sales events like Ulta 21 Days of Beauty, Sephora Beauty Insider sales event before buying a new foundation especially if the foundation is expensive.

Buying the foundation cheaper reduces the cost per application and helps you pay for other makeup products like makeup concealers and makeup primers or helps you save on the cost of purchasing another bottle.

Don't Over Apply Foundations

Don’t Over Apply Foundations

In general, applying too much foundation isn’t recommended – it clogs your pores and usually creates a cakey unflattering makeup look. Instead, apply just enough foundation to cover the skin lightly. In essence, the fewer pumps or drops you use per application the more applications you will get out of the foundation bottle.

Use A Concealer

Use Concealers

Always use a concealer especially if you have bad acne scarring or dark under-eye circles. Now, whether you apply the concealer before or after is really up to you. However, applying concealer before applying the foundation helps minimize the use of foundation, because now you no longer have to apply foundation where that is already concealed.

Use Skin Color Corrector

Use Skin Color Correctors

Skin color correctors are a must if you are trying to get the most out of your 1 oz foundation bottle. However, they should be used just before the foundation is applied. If you have oily skin, then lightly setting the skin color corrector before apply foundation helps control oils a bit.

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Use Foundation As A Concealer

We love makeup products with several uses, especially since makeup isn’t necessarily cheap. To pull this off use a concealer brush and sparsely apply extra foundation only to the areas you need to conceal. Remember, apply just enough to avoid a caked-on makeup look.

Or Use Your Concealer As A Foundation

Some concealers are so pigmented you don’t even need to apply foundation. Read more about it here.

Apply Foundation Using The Right Tools

Apply Foundation Using The Right Tools

One sure way to waste a liquid foundation is to apply it with a beauty sponge. In general, beauty sponges are known to absorb a lot more product. Hence, in a case of a liquid foundation applying the foundation with your clean fingertips first. Then using a synthetic makeup brush, lightly blending the foundation into the skin will help you get more out of your 1 oz foundation bottle.

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Use A Makeup Spatula

Use A Makeup Spatula

Use a makeup spatula to scoop out every bit of product from that 1 oz foundation bottle. Don’t throw away your foundation bottles with foundation still lingering in the bottle – scoop it out to get your money’s worth!

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Moisturize The Skin Before Applying Foundation

Moisturizing the skin adds a layer of moisture that gets the skin ready to absorb just enough foundation just to cover the skin, hence less foundation is used.

Primer water can also be used to moisturize the skin. For instance, Smashbox Primer Water works very well as a moisturizer and primer. Read more about it here. If you don’t care for primer waters Mac Prep + Prime Fix works too.

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Wear Foundations Less Often

At first, this might be hard especially if you have skin issues you would rather cover up all the time. Instead, focus on working harder on your skincare routine to improve your skin texture and appearance. In the long-run, your skin will thank you and so will your bank account.

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