6 Ridiculously Simple Ways To Avoid Cakey Makeup

As frustrating as it is, cakiness is common during makeup application, especially foundation or face powder. Applying a lot of products is the main reason for cakey foundation/makeup.

Did you know that all you need are the proper application techniques and makeup hacks to get that coveted Instagram filter-free finish? Here are simple tips and tricks for a flawless, cake-free makeup look: –

Moisturize Before Applying Foundation

Always ensure that you apply your moisturizer before applying makeup. Additionally, give your moisturizer a few minutes to sink in before applying makeup so that your foundation doesn’t pill.

Prep Skin With Primer

While moisturizers soften the skin, primer gives your makeup something to cling to so it can last throughout the day instead of sliding around your face. A good primer creates a canvas for the foundation and ensures it does not look patchy.

Choose The Right Foundation Formula For Your Skin Type

You want your foundation to work with your skin- not against it- so it’s essential to determine the best formulation for your skin type.

Use Less Makeup Product

Layering too much product is the number cause of cakey makeup. To avoid a heavy-handed foundation application, start with a small amount and build as desired.

Blending Is Key

Blending is an essential step to avoiding cakey makeup. If your foundation looks cakey after you’ve applied it, blend, blend, and blend some more! 

Set Your Foundation

Always ensure that you set your foundation/makeup with a translucent powder or setting spray. Setting your makeup ensures that it stays put all day and looks flawless.

“Hi. My name is Wambui.” I’m a Pro Makeup Artist and Beauty Content Creator. I love all things beauty, and I enjoy writing them down now.