I am hoping someone can help me figure this out. Whenever I use pressed powder or compact foundation, within a few days I have "lumpy" hard parts in the middle of the compact that won't "come off" onto the applicator. Over time, they get dark and yucky. I try changing applicator sponges every time but it still happens. My face is ALWAYS clean since I only put on make up after showering. Is it my moisturizer getting on the applicator sponge? If that was it, wouldn't it happen to more people? Do I press too hard? Is my face too oily? What the heck?? It has happened with pressed powder forever, but recently I tried a Clinique compact makeup and the same thing. Then my dermatologist suggested I switch to Neutrogena. Their compact mineral foundation does the same thing. It is so frustrating. I try to scrape it off but it doesn't work. Does this happen to anyone else??
I am hoping you can help me because I love the convenience of the compact type foundations.