We've all been there, especially if you were a teen in the 2000s, we all know what the orangish 2k look was. Now, here are some strategies to avoid it.
There are several reasons why your foundation can turn orange, but it's quite easy to avoid it. This is how to run away from this beauty fail.
How to prevent your foundation from turning orange
While one of the common causes is getting a foundation that is too dark for your skin tone, or using a foundation with a warm tone while your undertones are cool, the main reason why your foundation might turn orange is due to foundation oxidation. When your foundation is exposed to air, it might darken to an orangey shade. This event might happen when the formula is in the bottle, or after you've applied it. Excess oils can also cause your foundation to oxidize and lead to the same results.
Make sure to always keep your makeup stored away from the sun and in a cool space to avoid oxidation. Needless to say, check the expiration date of your makeup products, to avoid unwanted undertones and any other skin concerns resulting from applying a product that has gone bad.
It is also a good idea to use a silicone-based primer to create a barrier between your natural oils and the oils in the foundation – this will decrease the change of oxidation.
That being said, the easiest way not to look orange is to find a foundation shade that matches your skin tone and undertone as closely as possible.
And as a final piece of advice, use a finishing or setting powder to make the foundation last for longer looking fresh.
The bottom line
The color of your foundation is ultimately your choice, some people like orange cues on their complexion. Just make sure the products you apply are in good shape to avoid skin sensitivity.