I'm a beauty pro and here's why your favourite make-up always goes patchy – you can avoid it by checking the ingredients | The Sun

A MAKE-UP company has revealed the reason your make-up always goes patchy – and it’s due to the ingredients not marrying well with your skin.

Foundations are the key to a good complexion but it’s essential that you pick the right one for your skin type, particularly if you suffer with oily skin.

LA Cosmetics Nepal showcased how high the oil content is in some of our favourite foundations and how quickly this spreads across the skin.

Make-up emulsifies with the natural oils in your skin and the quicker this happens, the more likely it is that your products will begin separating and creasing.

The experts at LA Cosmetics Nepal tested Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place, L’Oreal Paris Infallible 32H Freshwear and Nars Natural Radiant Longwear foundations. 

They did this by placing blobs of the foundations on paper and seeing how quickly the oil in the formulas separated from the foundation and into the paper. 

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The Nars Natural Radiant spread across the test paper more than any other foundation tested by LA Cosmetics Nepal. 

It contains Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate which gives the skin a “wet” feel.

And while the chemical is not meant to be oily, the “wet” feel it creates doesn’t react well with naturally oily skin and can cause make-up to separate. 

The second biggest oil spread came from the L’Oreal Paris Infallible foundation – which contains a number of oily fluids and emulsifiers. 

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Similarly, Maybelline's Fit Me Matte foundation produced a large oil spread.

Estée Lauder’s Double Wear does not cause foundation to separate because the formula is 100% essential oil free. 

On the test paper used by LA Cosmetics Nepal, only a small ring of oil appeared around the foundation swatch after eight hours. 

The star of the show was Huda Beauty’s #FauxFilter Luminous Matte Full Coverage Liquid Foundation – which had zero oil spread. 

The formula is said to be waterproof, smudge proof, sweat proof, humidity proof and transfer proof. 

It's also non-comedogenic, meaning it doesn’t block your pores like a lot of foundations. 

Huda Beauty’s #FauxFilter contains Disteardimonium Hectorite which thickens up formulations to make them less runny – and in turn, less oily. 

The formula also contains lots of good quality emulsifiers to create an oil-in-water style cream. 

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The line between dewy glow and greasy-to-the-touch is a fine one, which is why those with oily skin should always check the ingredients in foundations. 

You should look out for formulas that are noncomedogenic and that contain oil-absorbing ingredients like charcoal or colloidal clay.

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