Beauty, Makeup Tips

The Beauty Hack You Never Knew You Needed

Are you ready for me to change your life? Okay, I miiiight be exaggerating, but this beauty hack really is one the best I’ve come across in a really long time. You guys know how much I love for my skin to look dewy for every day and matte for photos, right? Well, I’ve found the perfect way to balance the two looks. It’s the beauty hack you never knew you needed.

Its actually so simple, I can’t believe that it’s taken me so long to incorporate it into my routine! Two products. One Simple Step. Simply mix a few drops of your favorite oil into your favorite foundation to create the most hydrating, smooth and non-cakey foundation coverage ever. I’ve been loving mixing this Darphin oil with this Armani foundation!

I do a single pump of the foundation on the back of my hand and 1-2 drops of my oil and mix. Then, I apply the mixture as I usually would as my foundation. The foundation, which is already amazing on its own is almost made into a super foundation when combined with the oil. I get to treat my skin PLUS have a flawless base for my makeup. What’s not to love?

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I’ve been mixing my foundation and oil for a few months now, and even turned the girls on the CINCteam into believers! We all have different skin types, with different skin needs, and we all love this hack so much. With the warm summer months here, mixing foundation + oil keeps my skin moisturized and feeling light. I asked the girls on the CINCteam what their go-to foundation & oil combos are, so check out the widget below:

 Do you guys have any beauty hacks that you swear by? Do they change during the summer? I want to know! Leave a comment down below to tell me and have a great Thursday!



  • Fatima says:

    Thanks for sharing ! Going to have to try out this beauty hack sometime soon

  • Jasmine says:

    What a beautiful product combination. Like you, I’m obsessed with dewy bases so I’m definitely going to try this out tomorrow!

    Jasmine x

  • Ashley says:

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    XOXO, Ashley

  • I’ve been doing this with my foundation for months now, it’s so good!

  • Ana Rita says:

    Hi, Chriselle! I’ve never try to mix my foundation with my serum, but once I was searching for the benefits of coconut oil and it said coconut oil was, among many things, antioxidant and I started to use it to hydrate my skin once a week like a shot of energy! (I apply coconut oil in my skin as a night mask and in the morning after my skin is flawless.) And then I was thinking about what would happen if I use coconut oil as a primer… And the results are super cool! My foundation is a matte finish one and then with coconut oil it looks so glowy, so flawless!

  • Tammy says:

    Love this idea! I’m obsessed with La Mer oil right now! It’s disappearing too quickly!
    xx Tammy

  • Kiri says:

    This is a great idea – one that I have heard of before but have never tried!
    Set to Glow

  • NYJk says:

    Isn’t it genius?? You can do the same with blush and lip. The combination are endless when you have a good oil. I first saw this from JungSaeMool. You should check out her Insta if you havent.

  • Tanja says:

    i love mix foundation with oil it´s so perfect
    xo Tanja

  • Such a genius hack that I can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing.

  • Sam says:

    I love ur style and blog but sorry to say that second picture you have shows lot of sun damage on your neck /décolletage area wonder why you didnt apply foundation on ur neck ??
    Face looks perfect and neck area ….????

  • oh I use the nuxe oil with a bit of BB cream and it’s amazing! Great tip! x

  • Your skin is always so flawless. Thanks so the tip!

  • Thanks for the tip! I never thought of mixing a beauty oil into my foundation!

  • I usually add a drop of MAC illuminiser that gives a my skin nice and healthy glow. I have also started experitinenting with adding oils and you post certainly helps! Thank you for sharing

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  • Elizabeth says:

    Oh, I used to do this a lot during the winter when my skin is super dry and acting up! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing all of these great foundations and oils! Personally a fan of the Darphin one!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • CL says:

    I use the Josie maran Argan oil luminizer and mix with my bb cream or whatever foundation I’m using that day… gives you a glow wherever you need it without looking frosty… 😜

  • I use the same! But I use rose hip oil instead. Loveeee. Great minds think alike.

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

  • Nur'Aimi says:

    I used to mix my daily serum with foundation for more sheer coverage. But oil? Interesting. Maybe that’s what makes the foundation last longer and more glowly like those ‘Instagram tutorials’. Will try it out. Thank you!!

  • ToRi says:

    Thank you misses Chriselle! Thank you for the tips ma’am……… 💛😊

  • this is beyond smart – i have a rose hip oil i use but never thought about combining – well i will now!! thanks for this tip!!



  • Jennifer says:

    I’ve never tried this before, but I’m definitely interested in giving it a go! Great tips. 🙂

  • Sheryl says:

    I started mixing a drop or two of oil with my foundation 9 years ago (10 years this fall). I purchased a full coverage Estée Lauder foundation and found it to be a little too cakey upon the initial application swipe at home so I grabbed my bottle of argan oil and added a few drops to thin it out a little. I loved the results. And though I’ve alternated different oils and changed foundations over the years, I’ve been doing it constantly for almost a decade now. (I’ve also changed from adding a few drops on my hand to putting it directly in the foundation bottle to save a step in the morning). I love the extra nourishment it gives you skin and how my makeup always looks flawless. As an added bonus, since I started, I consistently get told how amazing my skin looks!

  • chichi says:

    i love this trick have been using it for almost a year!

  • Gemma says:

    Perfect for light summer coverage and added nourishment!


  • Natali says:

    Oh yes, I knew about this trick before but I somehow never remember to apply it to my usual makeup routine!

  • April says:

    I’ve been doing a version of this with my liquid blush for a while now. I take a big scoop of my moisturizer and blend in a liquid blush. Mix it until it’s the color strength I want then I put it in its own container for future use. Not only does it look super natural, it also is moisturizing my face with my own person moisturizer.

  • Vivian says:

    This combination sounds great! What shade are you for the Giorgio Armani foundation, Chriselle?

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Such a great idea … love the idea! 🙂

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

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