How to Salvage a Dry Water-Based Foundation Or Make an Oil-Based One Less Oily

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This trick can be a great save!

There was a time when my complexion was more oily than it is now. Being so, I eventually gravitated toward water-based foundations to best keep the shine away over the oil-based ones that only made the problem worse as well as cause me breakouts. This meant I always kept several bottles of foundation in my makeup bag.

With how expensive some of our foundations can be, I picked up a trick from a classmate in college that saved me from tossing out a water-based liquid foundation that had started to clump.  What she recommended was to add a few drops of an alcohol-free toner, then briskly shaking the foundation.  This was all it took to get my drying foundation back to a useable state!

What I suggest is adding one drop of the alcohol-free toner at a time to your bottle, shake and then test.  After all, you can always add more. 

More surprisingly was what I discovered when I tried this trick in an oil-based foundation because it also helped. There was no clumping problem, but what that little bit of alcohol-free toner did that I dropped in the same way was to sheer out the formula and cut some of its oil so I could wear it again.

I hope you try this little makeup trick because I promise that you’re going to like it!


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