Q: My problem is - as much as I might like the foundation on my face, altogether it still makes my face look pinkier than my neck, if that makes any sense. Is there something that can be done other than swapping foundation or applying it all over my neck? This is probably a dumb question, since it looks like using another foundation would be the sensible thing to do, but I have tried so many others and I never liked the way they looked, full of streaks from my fingertips and/or not even at all. And of course, being constantly on a budget I'm not able to pay for high end make up - and I don't even think that would be a safe solution.
A: It is difficult to give advice about foundations when I really need to see you and your skin to make an assessment of a suitable foundation for face and neck.
It's a common problem in tanned women to have a mismatch between face and neck. Whether your face is darker or lighter than your neck. I use a mineral foundation on the neck area which is the same as my face as it is quick to apply, doesn't use too much product and is less likely to come off on clothes as liquid/creams.
I would find an inexpensive mineral foundation and buff that over face after foundation and on the neck to even out the tones. Minerals are pure pigment that can be built up to the layers you like and still feel light enough. It should cover your foundation and bring your neck in to harmony with your face. There are many reputable brands, the ones I have most experience with are Urban Decay, e.l.f and Barefaced Beauty as they have the best colours for tanned skin.