How to Stop Your Foundation from Going Patchy

How to Stop Your Foundation from Going Patchy

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Party season is well and truly upon us, and everyone we know is out for Christmas drinkies with workmates, friends, family and anyone else who wants to share a bit of festive cheer. For us girls, having flawless make-up is the main aim, and patchy foundation is well and truly off of our Christmas card lists, so we thought we’d share a few tips for stopping your foundation from losing its cool:

What Else is on Your Face?

We know that a skincare routine is super important, but sometimes using a plethora of products on your face can interefere with the way your foundation sits on your skin. Things like skin oils and serums can be too rich under foundations, so opting for a light, all-in-one primer like Dermalogica SkinPerfect Primer SPF30 can keep your skin in great condition while providing a base which will keep your foundation in place all night.

Is Your Skin Too Oily/Dry?

Unless you’re someone who’s blessed with ‘normal’ skin, there’s a good chance that you’ll have patches of either dryness or too much oil, both of which can interfere with make-up. Dry skin will make foundation appear dry and cracked, for which we’d recommend Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm. Oily skin needs sebum control – Decleor Ylang Cananga Facial Oil Serum is perfect for this.

Are You Using the Correct Applicator?

The applicator you use for your foundation depends heavily on what type of foundation you’re using in the first place. Thicker liquid foundations benefit from a sponge or beauty blender as this will help to distribute the product and push it effectively into the skin. Lighter foundations of powders are best when buffed in using a kabuki brush.

Are you Exfoliating?

One of the most common causes of patchy foundation is skin which is in desperate need of an exfoliator. Failing to exfoliate can leave your face covered in dead skin cells, which will clump together with foundation and look generally awful. Every skin type can be exfoliated, even sensitive skin, you just need to choose the correct product.

Do you Touch Your Face?

This might seem like an odd question, but many of us are unconscious face touchers. Whether it’s an anxiety thing or just a habit that you’ve fallen into, if you touch your face a lot during the day, you’re going to literally rub patches of foundation off with your hands. Try to be aware of face touching and keep it to a minimum for a flawless base.

Introducing Pure Beauty’s Newest Brand – Nailtiques!

Here at Pure Beauty, we’re always thrilled to add a new range of products to our shelves. We’ve been feeling for a while that we lacked a comprehensive line which focused on the hands and nails, which is why we’re now stocking Nailtiques, an innovator in the worldwide nail care industry. We thought we’d take a little time to show you five of the wonderful products from Nailtiques that we’re going to be offering:

Nailtiques After Artificial Treatment Kit

Gel nails may look beautiful while they’re on, but they have a tendency to leave your nails dehydrated and brittle. This kit contains Nailtiques Formula A, Formula B and Cuticle and Skin Gel, a combines treatment which nourishes and replenishes nails to quickly strengthen and rebuild nails back to a healthy condition.

Nailtiques Avocado Foot Cream

Avocado oil is absolutely jam-packed with things that make your skin feel wonderful, and this dedicated foot cream from Nailtiques is full of it. It’s specially formulated for feet to aid healing of rough, dry or cracked skin and can be applied daily to legs, feet and heels, concentrating especially on rough, dry areas. It can also be used as an intensive treatment for hands.

Nailtiques Cuticle and Skin Gel

It’s easy for the cuticles and skin around the nails to become dry and cracked, especially if you spend a lot of time doing things with your hands, so Nailtiques has developed this nourishing gel to soothe and re-moisturise the area. This lightweight gel is good for use on dry, cracked cuticles, dry elbows, calluses, or any area that needs hydration. Use sparingly any time on cuticles and skin which need moisture.

Nailtiques Oil Therapy

Oil is great for cuticles as it’s easy to massage in and gives a rich boost of moisture. This cuticle oil contains a delicate blend of vitamin-enriched oils and is specifically formulated to prevent and treat dry cuticles. It’s a 3-in-1 oil will rehydrate the cuticle, rapidly moisturise the nail plate when applied to the naked nail, and will also act as a quick dry when applied over Formulas and coloured polish.

Nailtiques Hand Conditioner

Hands are one of the most common places to suffer with dryness, thanks to factors such as cleaning chemicals, weather and other daily rigours. Nailtiques Hand Conditioner combines pure aloe, jojoba oil, glycerine and natural soluble collagen to provide lightweight, non-greasy and fast absorbing nourishment to parched hands.

What’s Inside the Dermalogica Festive Skin Essentials Kit?

Dermalogica Festive Skin Essentials KitIt’s the most wonderful time of the year, or so the song tells us, which is why we’re giving away a Dermalogica Festive Skin Essentials Kit for free, with every Dermalogica purchase over £70. It would make an amazing gift for someone you love, or even a special treat for yourself once all of the Christmas shopping is done. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

Dermalogica’s Cleansing Gel is a product which suits all skin types and cleanses the skin without soap. Calming balm mint and lavender extracts soothe the skin, while natural quillaja saponaria gently foams away toxins and deep-cleanses debris. It’s fragrance free and cleanses away all impurities while soothing the skin, naturally.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

This daily microfoliant is an exfoliating treatment which can be used every day, unlike other products which are too abrasive for daily use. It sloughs away dulling debris and dead skin cells and leaves the skin brighter, fresher and instantly leaves the skin noticeably smoother and brighter. It’s also suitable for all skin types, making it the product to include in this kit.

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 is a broad-spectrum, high-SPF sunscreen with deep moisturising properties which is perfect for very dry or ageing skin. A patented polypeptide combined with glucosamine and soy stimulates collagen synthesis, enhances the skin’s natural ability to fight skin-aging free radicals (reactive oxygen species) and helps prevent the signs of aging caused by sugar reacting with proteins in skin (AGEs).

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster

This skin booster is designed to give your face an intense hydrating boost, offering a wash of moisture to even the driest complexion. It revitalises parched skin, hydrates, smoothes and minimises fine lines with a concentrated blend of hyaluronic acid, panthenol, glycolipids and algae extract to restore moisture balance.

FREE! Dermalogica Festive Skin Essentials Kit with Purchase

FREE! Dermalogica Festive Skin Essentials Kit with Purchase

Pure Beauty Dermalogica Gift with Purchase

Spend over £70.00 on Dermalogica Products and we’ll send you a Free! Festive Skin Essentials Kit

What else should you know?

  1. We will only be able to send 1 of each Free Gift per customer regardless of the number of orders placed.
  2. The value of the Dermalogica Products on qualifying orders, following any applied Discounts such as Discount Codes or Cash Back Reward Points, must be over £70.00. Any Postage costs incurred cannot be counted in this total.
  3. The offer is exclusive to Dermalogica Products. The value of any other products will not be counted in the qualifying total required to be spent on Dermalogica Products for the offer.
  4. The Free Products will not appear in your basket but will be added by us when we processes and dispatch your order.
  5. Offer started 00:00 on 05/12/2018.
  6. Offer ended at 10:00 on 31/12/2018.

Need more information?

If you need any further information email and we’ll be very happy to answer any further questions you may have.

Previous Dermalogica Free Gift Offers

Details of all of our previous Dermalogica Gift with Purchase Offers can be found on our blog.

Assessing Your Weekly Skin Routine

Assessing Your Weekly Skin Routine

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One of the most commonly asked questions by our clients is “what should my daily skincare routine be?”. While this is an important question, a lot of people tend to overlook the things which should be done on a weekly basis to keep their skin healthy. With this in mind, we thought we’d take a look at the things you should be adding in as a more long-range skin routine:


Although we sell gentle exfoliators which can be used on a daily basis, we also have more deeply exfoliating products, such as Decleor Double Radiance Scrub which should be reserved for weekly use. Unless you have very sensitive skin, exfoliation is essential for healthy skin cell regeneration, and sloughing away old cells will ensure your pores don’t get clogged and form spots and blackheads.


Let’s face it; as much as it would be lovely to indulge in a daily face mask, who has the time?! We do, however, recommend trying to use a face mask once a week to give your skin a deep treatment of moisture and essential minerals. A product like Decleor 2 in 1 Purifying and Oxygenating Mask would be perfect.

Deep Moisturising

Even skin with excess sebum needs moisturiser, but normal and dry skin can really benefit from a deep moisturising treatment once a week. Elemis Superfood Facial Oil is a natural blend of highly concentrated plant-based superfoods that deeply nourishes and hydrates.


With the constant cycle of treatments, pollution, daily dirt and other things that come into contact with your skin, using a clarifying treatment a few times a month can really help. Decleor Deep Cleansing Clarifying Clay Mask is a creamy mask that is enriched with a cocktail of fruit and plant extracts for a double effect, purifying and softening. It’s suitable for all skin types that need a gentle purifying mask.


This may seem like odd advice from a company which sells skincare, but there’s definitely something to be said for leaving your skin alone sometimes! If you have the opportunity to do so, leaving your skin bare for one day a week, avoiding all make-up and cosmetics, can give your skin the time it needs to breathe.