I used to make this ‘The Makeup Mistake That Was Worsening My Acne’ many years back:
As soon as I would see oil creeping on my face, I would reach for my compact and start dabbing the powder sponge on my face. I would dip the sponge in my compact, dab it on my face, dip it again (transferring oil from my face in the compact)and put it again on my face (mixing oil and powder and putting it on my face).
I did this 3 times a day. And then, I used to wonder why my makeup looks so cakey and also, doubted whether makeup suits my skin or not.
Fast forward few months later, I came across oil blotting sheets and realized about the makeup mistake I had been making- a mistake that wasn’t just ruining the look of my makeup but also one that was aggravating my acne.
Taking powder sponge straight from compact and applying to your face is unhygienic. You may think you’re fixing your oily face (like I used to) but you’re putting powder on top of your already oily skin and transferring that oil into your compact too! Eeks! What the heck was I doing then?
The ideal way to touch-up your makeup is by first using an oil blotting sheet to absorb excess oil. After you have done that, you can go for a touch-up using your compact. It makes sense, right?
That said, I hardly touch-up again using a compact when I’m in office. I use 2-3 oil blotting sheets at the most during the day. It’s only when I’m somewhere outside humid that I find myself reaching for my compact.
I told you mine! Now you please tell me yours o_O