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Yes! Sometimes I am too light for #4 in MAC Matchmaster and too dark for #3, so I mix them both. Now I just use #3 but in a few months I will probably mix them again.

I’ve mixed foundations with moisturizers of a different brand, and I’ve found it to be a good way to make use of a foundation that may be just a bit off in color, or is a formula that may be a little too heavy.

As for mixing foundations, I’ve only done it with a Lancôme foundation & one from L’Oreal, as the formulas really were identical in terms of coverage, texture, feel, etc. I never actually compared ingredients, but I’m quite sure they were nearly identical. I’ve also layered one brand over another, usually with a liquid first, then a cream or powder on top.

I do the same thing. Especially since i’m deeper and most companies don’t really do range in deeper colors.

Not usually, since I don’t like owning more than one bottle of foundation at a time, though I’m thinking I might have to start doing that this year given that I have a tendency to go down a notch color-wise when winter hits. My current foundation is actually a shade too dark for me right now, and I only get away with it because I wear it very sheer and and buffed out to the point where you can’t tell the difference. If I wasn’t looking to finish the current bottle and try a new foundation, I’d have bought the lightest shade and mixed the two to get an exact match.

I only ever mix foundation with primer or moisturiser. I’ve never had shades that would work for mixing, since most of what I’ve owned in the past has turned out to be too dark (and they would be the lightest shades for a range).

Yep, and I have been for awhile! Most of my Japanese foundations are too light on me so I mix a darker NYX Liquid Foundation shade into any of them and they turn out to be my perfect color 🙂

I do all the time, sometimes just for fun to see what good combinations I might make, but most of the time is because to mix white foundation in, because I’m really pasty (especially now in winter, haha!)

I do it ALL the time!
I like putting a lighter foundation on the parts of my face I want to highlight and using one shade darker where i want to contour, then blend the edges. Its a subtle and beautiful sculpted face.

or Ill mix 2 foundations together, not just for color/shade reasons.
For example, if I have a foundation that isn’t as long wearing but I like it otherwise Ill mix it with Revlon Colorstay or Makeup Forever. I LOVE Nars Sheer Matte but find it to drying sometimes so I mix it with a little MAC Face and Body.

Sometimes I mix them both on my hand before applying, other times I put one on first then another right over it or I’ll Mix them as I apply to each part of my face.
50/50, 70/30, 65/25 just depends. I love playing with makeup and coming up with something beautiful!

Great idea for highlighting and sculpting…I’ve never thought of that but will definitely try!!! Thanks.

I regularly mix my Maybelline Dream Mousse liquid foundation with Revlon Colorstay. It gives the Maybelline much better staying power and the Revlon’s finish is better when combined. Also the Maybelline is a little too pink but the Revlon is a little too yellow. Combined they are just right. I don’t ever wear just one anymore.

yes, i have mixed foundations of different brands (for example a matt one with a glowy one to get a semi matte foundation etc.) sometimes it works great and some brands don’t work together at all 🙂 oh and sometimes o mix my own ‘bb cream’ witk primer, a bit of moisturizer and foundation of different brands!

One of my favorite foundations is the product of mixing Estée Lauder’s gorgeous Resilience Lift Extreme foundation with Maybelline’s Fit Me. It’s an extraordinarily pretty, light, luminous coverage with a lot of neutralizing power.

Yes, my current foundation is one I have mixed myself from about 7 or 8 different products, including most of a bottle of DiorSkin Nude (because the pump got blocked and I wasn’t going to waste it!), some Maybelline SuperStay, some Benefit Hollywood Glo luminzer and a few other bits and pieces, including a good portion of a Guerlain foundation that was way too light for me.
It was a gradual process (and required a lot of shaking in a clean flip cap plastic squeeze bottle!) but it is the perfect shade for me, gives great coverage and lasts all day.

::gasp:: Blasphemy! Mix a cheapy foundation with a Chanel! ::faints:: Hahah why not? I’m definitely going to follow up on peoples comments here, I think it would be very interesting to hear winning combinations of different foundations! I myself, do not…though I have been tempted. My current Revlon whipped foundation is a tad too dark but I can’t work out how to mix some MAC Face and Body white into it =S

Yeah, Mietta! Off Topic:
Thank you so much for the highlight videos…I don’t use email much (hands disabled) so don’t comment anywhere on YouTube. I am so grateful that you took the time to post info on the various products…it was extremely helpful. Now I understand why Mary Lou Manizer doesn’t provide the outcome I am trying for…I honestly barely touch my brushes (the ones Christine & others have suggested) to the product and am careful with placement. I use so little that I always think it won’t even show up and end up looking ridiculous. Your comment that it shows up metallic & gold is exactly what I’ve experienced & tried to tone down. Now I clearly see that it is a great product but wrong for my coloring & goal. From your swatches, gold is a tone I need to avoid and when I can afford it will try the Gorgeous Cosmetics, Nars Copacabana or Smashbox.

Sorry to post off topic…I just wanted to say thank you!!!

I’ve mixed different liquid foundations together and had good results. I really like Face Atelier’s Zero Minus foundation to mix into other foundations with a good finish that are just too dark for me.

I like to add a little tiny bit of my stila illuminating tinted moisturizer to matte foundations sometimes, especially to the part that will be on the top half of my face. No one wants a shiny chin.

Nope, never. I search for the “right” shade and that’s what I buy. I looked at Hourglass foundation some time ago and the SA basically said that the only way I’d get the right colour for me was to buy 2 different shades and mix them. At the price of Hourglass foundations, you’ve got to be kidding!

I’ve mixed a Korres foundation with a Burberry one (the matte one,too!)…The Korres one was a bit darker while the Burberry foundation was lighter and I was somewhere in between…it turned out just fine!

yes, to achieve a perfect color. i bought some foundations online which turned out to be too pink for me so i mix them with a bit of a more yellowy tone. but as far as i know, they are all silicone based so the mix won’t split.

I’ve mixed different foundations of the same brand (Guerlain Parure de Lumiere 03 and Guerlain Parure Gold 02) and foundations and tinted moisturisers of different brands (Guerlain Parure de Lumiere 03 and Nars TM in Alaska, or Becca Luminous foundation in Tan and Nars TM in Alaska, MAC Face and Body and Becca Luminous foundation, Burberry Velvet Mat in 03 and Nars TM in Alaska or MAC Face and Body).

Reasons: 1) It’s totally fun! 2) mostly, it’s either to adjust the colour or give me more or less coverage (depending on what I feel like that day and the state of my skin). When mixing I usually apply with my fingers to really work the mixed products into the skin.

I did the make-up for a friends wedding, we matched the foundation perfectly to her face but she had a hight neck on and we didn’t allow for the fact her chest was several shades lighter. So when we did the full test we mixed her foundation with mine to get a perfect match.

Her’s was a Malton Brown (discontinued) and mine was a Mac Studio Fix Fluid. Both were matte finishes and long wearing and the combination worked well and lasted the day no problem.

To be honest it never occurred that there might be a problem, these days I’d be more concerned, but the formulas are also more complex.

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