You’ve spent hours doing your makeup, but when you look in the mirror, you’re not satisfied with the final result. No matter how much time and effort you put into it, your foundation always looks cakey and powdery, and no amount of blending seems to help. The secret to avoiding the cakey makeup look is learning to apply your makeup properly, starting from your skin. Here are three ways you can avoid that cakey makeup look!
1) Powder Before Foundation
Powdering your face before applying foundation will help create a smooth, airbrushed finish. This step may seem like an extra step, but trust us – it’s worth it! We recommend that you use a translucent setting powder or finishing powder and apply evenly with a large brush all over your face. You can also tap your brush onto the back of your hand first to get rid of any excess product then apply it onto your skin as usual.
2) Use a Beauty Sponge
A beauty sponge is a great tool for creating dewy, natural-looking skin. However, it’s important to know how to properly use a sponge and which one to use on your skin type. If you’re looking for a more polished look, I would suggest using a foundation brush or makeup brush instead. Brush products on in small circular motions until desired coverage is achieved. For the finishing touches, spritz your face with an alcohol-free setting spray like Becca Setting Spray to keep everything in place all day long.
3) Keep it Simple
There are plenty of products on the market that promise a non-cakey look. But, if you prefer a more natural look, there are some simple steps you can take.
The first thing you need to do is make sure your skin is well hydrated and moisturized. This will help keep your skin looking healthy and fresh. Next, use a foundation with SPF in it so that your makeup doesn’t wear off too quickly during the day. Use a good primer before applying your foundation as this helps prevent caking. And lastly, apply concealer only where needed rather than all over the face.