How to Avoid Cakey Makeup: 5 Tips to get Makeup that stays well Blended
Makeup is supposed to make you look pretty, not funny. When you start looking like a clown because of a cakey base complexion, there must be something fishy going on with your products or makeup routine or both. Don’t worry, there isn’t any makeup boo-boo that cannot be solved with a few makeup tips and tricks — along with great products, of course!
Tips on How not to let Your Makeup get Cakey on You
Ways to prevent cakey makeup must be embedded in good tutorials about how to put on makeup. Why spend an hour or two perfecting your makeup if you can’t keep them on? Check out these tips and tricks to prevent cakeing.
Tip No. 1: Slough off your skin. Exfoliate regularly. Great makeup begins with a healthy, clean and clear skin. Many times, cakey makeup is really makeup that cannot quite become well incorporated into your skin because grime, dead skin cells and product residues are left piled up on the surface of your skin. By exfoliating regularly, you avoid makeup from sitting on this debris and from cakeing.
Tip No. 2: Favor cream-based, lightweight products. Cakeing can almost be expected from using products that are powder-based. Whether you have dry, combination or oily skin, a powder often will not deliver the results you want to see with makeup and these products will cake on you. However, products that are too thickly textured, most especially your skin primers and foundations, will cake on you too.
Tip No. 3: Use less products and layer sparingly. The more products you layer, the uglier it gets for your skin. Different products may not well complement each other, causing these not to become well incorporated into your skin. Rather than gluing together, most products will tend to slide against each other when layered. Worse, the ingredients may react and cause your skin to become irritated and inflamed.
Tip No. 4: Use a great brush when applying makeup. The reason why makeup brushes can seem absurdly expensive is because makeup professionals and junkies know how essential these tools are to get the makeup finish others will die for. Sometimes, it’s not the products that are wrong rather, it’s the manner by which you apply them, and a good brush can help you achieve that. Not very many tips on how to put on makeup will let you in on that.
Tip No. 5: Use your concealeras a primer for makeup on key areas of your face — eyebrows, eyelids and lip line. Products have different consistencies. The ones which have great consistency usually won’t need priming, except if you have oily skin but, the ones with poor consistency will tend to cake, and priming with a concealer can help improve product consistency.
Preventing your makeup from cakeing takes a combination of good skills, great tools, and the right products.