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    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.

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    Can't help ya.. I have never had that.. curious to see if anyone else has.

    Ever tried the loose powder kind? I hate that kind cause I usually drop or spill it within the first days them I'm But it might work for you.

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    My eyeshadow does that too. If anyone has a solution, I'd love to hear it.

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    Try a loose powder foundation (all the main companies do them) and apply with a brush intead of those pad things you get with compacts. It's a bit messier but the finish is much more naturall.
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    I've read it's from the oils in the skin mingling with the product and making it hard. I don't think there is much you can do to fix it after it has already happened, but I've heard using a brush to apply instead of a sponge can prevent it.
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    Most makeup artists use brushes, maybe that's why.

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    But I have oily skin & mine never does that...curious.
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    My skin is oily too and I've never had that problem until the compact gets really old.

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    Make sure the moisturizer is soaked in before you apply makeup. I put on moisturizer and then take off most of it with a towel before putting on foundation.
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    It's happened to my pressed powder; I've got a shiny nose. I found that using blotting papers first keeps that from happening.
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    ^^ I cannot live without my Shiseido blot papers
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    My compact powder used to do this, too. I switched to a mineral powder and a brush. Makeup looks much more natural now.

    Blotting papers have saved my face from looking like an Exxon spill by noon!!
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    It's all about the blotting papers; if I dont' have any I'll use a tissue very gently. If I don't blot and I put foundation on my nose or chin it will look like absolute shit. I hate having a shiny shiny shiny shiny T-Zone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    ^^ I cannot live without my Shiseido blot papers
    LOVE THEM!!! If you use the blotting papers,they have a thin coat of powder-all you need. I carry them with me always.
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    That used to happen to me, but an easy solution is to put the spounge upside down when you store it. Meaning have the side that you use on your face facing up instead of on the powder. It hasn't happened to me since I started doing that.

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