One of the worst things to see at the end of the day is your face in front of the mirror with an obvious cakey foundation. You wonder if you manage to do through the whole day looking like that or if you did something that caused your foundation to become cakey. There are different things that can cause your foundation to become cakey or create irregular patches on the skin. For each thing there is a simple solution to prevent it from caking. Learn about the different causes and the solutions to prevent cakey foundation. Look fabulous all day long and stop caking before it even begins.
Prep Your Skin
Prepping your skin every time you apply makeup is incredibly important. Not only will it help give you a more even base, it will also keep the makeup intact a lot longer. This is especially important for people that have oily skin. If you do not prep your skin, the excess oil will tend to separate the foundation unevenly on the skin and cause caking effect or uneven patches. Before you apply foundation or primer use astringent to remove any excess oil on the skin. Apply moisturizer or primer after and wait until the skin completely absorbs the product. Applying it while it is still wet can cause it to become cakey. Apply your foundation and see if you still get cakey foundation after a few hours. If you have extremely oily skin, oil control films to dab the skin every few hours.
Using The Right Foundation
What type of foundation you use place a huge role in the final product of your makeup. Brands that tend to not stick to the skin or is easily absorb tend to cause the cakey effect. It is important to invest in a good foundation. Not only is it the base of your makeup, it also covers pretty much your whole face. The wrong kind of foundation can cause an uneven base or breakouts. Besides the brand you should also consider the type of foundation. It should be specifically made for your skin type. People with oily skin that use powder foundation often get that cakey look after a few hours of application and require a lot of touch up to maintain. People with dry skin experience an uneven and cakey appearance when using heavy foundations. Most makeup brands create foundation that are specifically applicable for different skin types. Read the labels carefully and make sure that the foundation you are currently using is the right one for your skin tone. If it is not, then this could be one of the main reasons why your foundation is caking.
Don’t Forget to Exfoliate
One of the biggest reasons why foundation becomes cakey is due to the uneven surface. If you have certain areas of your face that tends to be drier, oilier or has a lot of dead skin cells; you will get an uneven foundation that leads to caking. You can prevent this by making sure that your skin is always even before applying. You can do this by regularly exfoliating the skin. Do this once or twice a week and make sure to apply moisturizer every day. Never apply foundation on the skin that feels too dry or too oily. It will look fine in the beginning, but through the day it will start to become cakey. The different surfaces of the skin will tend to absorb the product differently.
Apply A Generous Amount
A lot of us make the mistake of applying a thicker amount of foundation thinking that it will reduce caking. However, the thicker the product is, the more obvious the discoloration becomes. If your foundation is not giving you the coverage you want with a thin layer, then this is not the right foundation for you. Foundation is used to give your skin an even layer, not to cover any blemish or marks. Keep it thin and use concealers for coverage. After applying foundation apply a mattefying powder to keep everything and place and prevent oil buildup. Apply powder every few hours to keep it looking fresh.
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