Using white foundation to lighten a foundation that’s too dark is a quick and easy way to salvage a product. This is helpful if:
- You bought a shade that’s too dark for your skintone and can’t return it.
- You want to transition your foundation from summer to winter.
- You have pale skin and you can’t find a light enough shade.
Having pale skin, this is a trick I’ve used with several foundations. My white foundation of choice is Illamasqua’s Rich Liquid Foundation, which I would recommend because of how much pigment it has. You need a tiny little drop, and its texture is on the liquid/runny side, making it easy to mix.
To mix my white foundation in with my usual one, I simply use a clean small brush or a toothpick (if I only need a very small drop, a toothpick is a great tool for this!) to scoop a bit out, and use the back of my hand to mix the two foudations. Quick and easy!
Suzana Rose is the founder and editor-in-chief of Cruelty-Free Kitty. She loves using her creative energy to run her ethical businesses, and when she’s not working, you can find her thrifting cute clothes, listening to podcasts, or rewatching her favorite episodes of The Office.