Less is more! This product is buildable so use small amounts and buff it out on your face for a few minutes. I usually do half of my face at a time and typically do 2-3 layers depending on how my skin is that day. The mineral foundation will "melt" into your skin as you buff it into your face. I used to have the same problem so I did some YouTube searching and found what I was doing wrong 😊 haven't had the problem since!