Have you ever done your makeup and looked yourself in the mirror and thought how good your skin looks? Then, the next thing you know is that your foundation has separated completely and it’s practically falling off your skin…
There is no denying that foundation and powder are a godsend. They both have the ability to cover up any kind of skin issue and make us look flawless. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer using the only foundation or doing all the suggested makeup steps on your skin. The goal you have is the same as every other girl and woman out there: a fresh, youthful skin, without flaws and marks!
But, what causes cakey makeup? How can you experience it despite the fact you have invested in a very good makeup the product that you know it is supposed to do the trick right? How come during the first hour everything seems to be so perfect-looking and then suddenly your makeup starts to break down? What happens to your skin? Are there some tips to follow and make you avoid this awful thing from happening?
The three stages
Unfortunately, we cannot promise you that the below-mentioned tips will guarantee the needed solution, but we’re pretty sure they will definitely help you avoid cakey makeup as much as you can!
The good news is, there are some things you need to watch out in order to prevent your foundation and powder from going cakey. First, learn the 3 stages where a foundation goes cakey.
- Right after/during application.
- When/After you set it with powder.
- An hour or two after the application.
The main reasons why cakey makeup appears are:
1 – The formula of the foundation/powder is not compatible with your skin type or primer. You should know that today, most of the foundations use volatile oils and silicones to make them give a perfect silky feel. But, unfortunately, sometimes, they don’t work equally well on all types of skins and skincare products that you may apply before the foundation. Our advice: make sure you first try a product before you buy it!
2 – The second reason is directly related to your skin type. If your skin is too oily, then, the amount of oil on your skin does not allow your skincare products to be fully absorbed before you start applying foundation and then powder. This type of skin can potentially lead to your foundation sliding around on top of your skin and not being fully able to set or even stay in place in the way it should stay.
Our advice: If your skin is oily, try to avoid mineral-oil based moisturizers that usually tend to sit on top of the skin and don’t sink. Despite these types of moisturizers work perfectly on the normal and dry skin, on oily skins they don’t.
What to do to prevent cakey makeup?
Keep a hydrated skin
Keeping a hydrated skin is truly a crucial thing to do. Even if your skin is oily, hydration is a must and there is nothing that can replace a hydrated and soft skin! Make sure to apply some type of primer and moisturizer that you know it works for your type of skin and it gets easily absorbed. Despite the essential benefits moisturizer has on our skin, starting from keeping it soft, hydrated, healthy, reduces fine lines, reduces wrinkles and repairs it, it is also needed to create a smooth touch with the foundation and powder when applied.
Choose the right tools
When it comes to the finished result, the way you go about applying your makeup is a key! The truth is, not every type of makeup-applying tools can work in the same way as some others. For instance, certain have the ability to pack on way too much product (foundation/powder) at once. They make your makeup appear heavy and too fake-looking. There are many beauty blenders that don’t quite work in the same way as well. Brushes should also be chosen carefully. Expert recommends choosing a liquid foundation that is easily applied on your skin. Also, they advise you to choose a brush or beauty blender that doesn’t pack too much product on it. They should leave you the control of your makeup and final touch.
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