Mixing liquid foundation with loose powder

I have a friend who is a completely different complexion than me and I want to do her makeup for a night out. I have a sample of a couple shades of liquid foundation that will match her skin tone. However, I do not have a concealer for her. If I mix loose powder into the foundation, can I make it thicker and matte-er to make concealer? Alternatively, if the shade is a bit dark, can I mix in a little banana powder and make it slightly lighter? Anyone have any experience with this?

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No way you'll end up with a HUGE MESS!

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Hi Ghkim,

 

I wouldn't advise because, it will entirely change the consistency of the foundation and it will make it blotchy and uneven. Try tapping on the foundation with the brush for fuller coverage! 

<3 Melissa

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no, it should  not clump as long as you are blending properly

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I had the opposite for my friend. i did her makeup a few times and also for her wedding, she is 2-3 shades darker than me. I used all of my own makeup-a foundation that i owned that was in  the same color range - yellow undertone to match her skin-- keeping the powder to set in the same range and use a bronzer to darken it up and not get ashy. She did not want her under eyes brighten so i just used a bit of fdn under to even out. 

 

is she lighter or darker than you. and what concealer do you own? i wouldn't mix loose powder with a liquid. you can however mix shades of liquid or your own concealer to get the right color for her. 

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she is way, way darker than me. i am mufe 118 - fair/asian - and she is around mufe 178-180 - very dark skinned african. i have an armani concealer in a couple shades and a KA sensual skin enhancer in 7. I also have lancome waterproof in clair. but all of these would be way off for her.

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Hmm. yea idk honestly, i wouldn't try to build layers then since you don't have anything close. Sounds like you are better off picking up some samples that are her shade. If you have a fdn to match her then you can do that and double it as a concealer but im not sure about a powder 

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Layer the foundation. You said you had a couple of shades.... Use a lighter one first then allow it to dry and then continue using the correct shade and allow to dry. repeat that until you think it looks smooth and flawless.

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thanks - i'll probably try this! it won't clump up if i keep applying/drying?

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I agree with the use foundation suggestion.  I have had more than one store Makeup Artist show me how to just pat a bit extra on an area to help conceal something.

 

Alternatively, if you don't want to buy something, can you stop by a store for a sample in the correct shade?  Then you'd be able to tell her what to get if it works out and she wants to use concealer more often.

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Hmm I would recommend just applying an extra coat of foundation rather than trying to mix in a powder, this could leave her skin looking bumpy.

 

Alternatively perhaps she can purchase a concealer (which she can have for her personal collection) or you can purchase a radiance pen which have a relatively broad color range. Dior, Clinique, and the Sephora Collection are just a few brands that offer concealing pens.

 

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Janine

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ah yes, i could always buy something. but i was trying to avoid buying new products. i just want to do her face this weekend for a night out. but if it goes well, then i might invest in a real concealer as well as other prodcuts.

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