Troubleshooting Seint Beauty IIID Foundation

Troubleshooting Seint Beauty IIID Foundation

If you’ve tried Seint Beauty IIID Foundation, you are aware it is different (in a good way) than almost all other makeup brands on the market. The Highlight and Contour system is cream-based, which looks more like our natural skin, but comes with a learning curve when applying. I’ve personally used their products since 2017 and here are the best ways for troubleshooting Seint Beauty IIID Foundation.  Below you’ll find the most common issues people have and my recommendations (with links) to fix them!

Struggle with Oily Skin?

  1. Absorb any oil with blotting paper: Ulta Blotting Linens
  2. Prep your skin with a setting spray: Urban Decay Setting Spray or Seint Beauty Setting Spray 
  3. Once the setting spray is dry, apply your IIID Foundation.
  4. Set your makeup with a setting powder: IT Cosmetics Setting Powder or Seint Beauty Setting Powder 
  5. Lock everything in place by using the setting spray again.

Struggle with Dry Skin?

For a flawless look, make sure you are starting out with clean, exfoliated and hydrated skin.  Apply a thin layer of moisturizer and allow it to completely soak into your skin (about 10 minutes after applying).  If you have flakey patches of skin, apply a Highlight shade just one shade darker than your natural skin tone.  This ensures that you’re not enhancing your skin’s texture.  It’s also recommended to apply with the Blend Brush. You’ll take the small end of the brush and lightly tap into your Highlight shade.  Then, apply to the dry area in a light, pressing motion. If needed, use the big end of the brush to blend by using light, circular motions.

Face Looks Yellow?

If your makeup looks too yellow then it is too dark.  Try mixing your main shade with your brightening shade to create a custom blend.  Simply take your brush and tap a couple of times into your main shade, then tap a couple of times into the lighter shade, and then apply.  If your makeup still looks too yellow, try a lighter Highlight color.

Showing Texture?

If you’re noticing that texture on your face looks enhanced (fine lines, pores, scarring, etc) use a Highlight shade that is one shade darker on those specific areas.  If you notice that your makeup is having a hard time blending, that is also a good indicator that you need a darker Highlight shade.

Face Doesn’t Match Your Neck?

Apply your brighter Highlight shade along the jawline, and bring your Contour down your neck to darken the area for a seamless look.  You can also add bronzer on your neck and chest to blend your face and neck.

Struggling with Acne?

Spot conceal blemishes using a firm brush, such as the Multi-Tasker.  Apply your Highlight shade directly to the blemish in a pressing motion.  Seal in place with a powder.  Make sure to apply the powder in a pressing motion.  Do not swipe.

Struggling with Hyperpigmentation/Melasma?

Color-correct the specific areas with a darker Highlight shade.  It’s typically best to choose a color about 2-3 shades darker than your natural skin tone.  Apply the darker Highlight shade directly to the pigmented areas with the Multi-Tasker Brush.  Make sure to use a pressing/dabbing motion on the area.  Apply your main Highlight shade on top, again, using a pressing/dabbing motion.  Do not swipe. 

Struggling with Freckles, Redness, Discoloration?

To even out your skin tone before applying your IIID Foundation, try applying a thin layer of Bella Bronzer with the Blush/Bronzer Brush.  Just tap the large end of the brush into Bella Bronzer, and then apply all over your face and neck in a circular, sweeping motion, making sure you’re not applying too much and that it is blended into your skin.  Then, apply your IIID Foundation on top.  Remember that a little bit goes a long way. 

Experiencing Creasing?

You’re most likely a little heavy-handed.  Try applying with a lighter hand, or try applying in just one single layer.  You can also use a damp Perfector Sponge after your makeup application to remove any excess product.  Simply do your makeup how you typically do, then grab your slightly damp Perfector Sponge, and bounce/press all over your face, focusing on the areas that you notice creasing. If you are noticing creasing under your eyes, you could possibly be applying too much eye cream.  Try using a smaller portion of eye cream, waiting about 10 minutes before applying your makeup, or use a blotting sheet under your eyes before applying your IIID Foundation.

Struggling with Dark Circles?

Most Highlight shades will do a great job at color correcting dark circles, but if you’re still seeing dark circles under your eyes, you may need an additional Highlight shade to color-correct. Look at the dark area under your eyes.  If you see purple, you will want to cancel it out with yellow.  Great options are: Aura if you are very fair, Sunlit if your are light-medium, Wheat if you are tan-dark, Goddess if you are dark.  If you see blue, you will want to cancel it out with orange.  Great options are: White Peach if you’re very fair, Amber if you’re light-medium, Mango if you’re medium-tan, Papaya if you’re dark.  Remember that a small amount goes a long way.  When it comes to color-correcting, less is always more. 

Link to all highlight shades: Seint Beauty Highlight Shades

I hope this has helped you with troubleshooting Seint Beauty IIID Foundation!  It really is an amazing product that is very unique in the makeup industry.  Once you get the hang of it, you’ll have a very hard time going back to powder-based cosmetics or liquid foundations.  If you still have questions, please fill out the form below and I’ll get back to you shortly!

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❤️Amanda



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