Beauties, when you layer on creams, serums, or makeup, do your products tend to pill on your face? Personally, I love to cocktail my skin care, mixing and matching different formulas to customize a special regimen that targets all of my particular problems (brown spots, fine lines around the eyes, mild rosacea). But the downfall of this routine is that by the time I add on sunscreen and makeup in the morning, the makeup doesn't stick to my skin, and rubs off in little balls or flakes (and primer makes the problem even worse!). When I was back in New York City last week for The Makeup Show, I checked in with my dermatologist Dr. Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas and asked her why I was having this problem. "How much product are you using on your face?" she asked. "All you need is a pea-size amount for your whole face. If you're applying more than that, it won't absorb into your skin—that's why you're getting the pilling." So Beauties, it's fine to cocktail your skin care, just make sure not to apply too much product, or else you'll be wasting your money and have pilling problems when you apply your makeup on top.