Foundation is one of the most important components of a makeup look. It creates the perfect base for all other makeup products, such as blush, bronzer, and highlighter, and helps to even out skin tone and texture.
However, there is nothing worse than the dreaded “cakey” foundation base, where the foundation sits on top of the skin, looks thick and heavy, and highlights fine lines and wrinkles. Here are some tips on how to avoid cakey foundation and achieve a flawless, natural-looking base.
Start with a Good Skincare Routine and Base Prepping
The first step in achieving a smooth and non-cakey foundation look is to start with a good skincare routine.
Make sure to cleanse, exfoliate, tone, and moisturize your skin before applying foundation. If you have dry skin, use a moisturizer that is specifically designed for dry skin. If you have oily skin, look for an oil-free or gel-based moisturizer.
This step will ensure that your skin is properly hydrated, and your foundation will go on smoothly and evenly. After getting done with your regular skin care, ensure to apply a face primer to create an even canvas so that your foundation can glide effortlessly.
After that, let the primer sit for a while and apply color corrector if required and a liquid concealer to hide the unevenness.
Choose the Right Foundation Formula
Choosing the right foundation formula is key to avoiding a cakey look. If you have dry skin, avoid matte finish formulas as they can emphasize dry patches and make your skin look cakey. Instead, opt for a hydrating, lightweight, liquid foundation.
If you have oily skin, look for an oil-free, matte foundation to help control shine and prevent your foundation from becoming cakey. Choosing the right formula is important because the foundation’s efficiency depends on the skin type.
Foundations with unique formulas are created for different skin types, therefore, understand your skin type and buy the best foundation for yourself.
Apply in Thin Layers
One of the most common mistakes people make when applying foundation is applying too much at once. Instead, apply your foundation in thin layers, and then build up coverage gradually as needed.
This will help you avoid a cakey, heavy look and ensure that your foundation looks natural and even. For this take a foundation that has a buildable property. SÉRY Satin Flawless Longwear Foundation is infused with Hyaluronic Acid, and this liquid foundation gives medium-to-high coverage in just a few drops.
Follow the less is more concept, take out a little product on the back of your hand, warm it up a bit by rubbing it in a circular motion, and then apply it all over the face covering up to the whole neck. For better results, blend it with a damped beauty blender.
Use the Right Tools
The right tools can make all the difference when it comes to applying foundation. Using a brush or damped sponge to apply your foundation can help you achieve a more even, natural-looking finish. Avoid using your fingers, as the natural oils in your skin can make your foundation look patchy and uneven.
Set Your Foundation Lightly
Using a face translucent powder to set your foundation can help it last longer and prevent it from fading away. However, it’s essential to use a light hand when applying powder, as too much can make your foundation look cakey and heavy.
Use a large, fluffy brush to apply a small amount of powder to your T-zone and other areas prone to shine, such as your chin and forehead.
Be careful not to apply too much foundation or concealer in areas where you have fine lines or wrinkles, as it can accentuate these areas and make them look more prominent. Use a light hand when applying product to these areas, and consider using a lighter formula foundation that gives even coverage.
Touch Up with a Hydrating Mist
Throughout the day, if you notice your skin looks dry or cakey, try spritzing a hydrating mist on your face to refresh your makeup and add moisture back into your skin. Look for a mist that contains hydrating ingredients, such as Aloe Vera or Neem, to help plump up your skin and give it a healthy glow.
Use SÉRY Set It All Makeup Setting Spray, it is enriched with 7 botanical extracts that give the skin a soft and supple feel. A few spray of this non-sticky mist does the work efficiently because it is made with a long-lasting and lightweight formula.
In conclusion, achieving a natural, non-cakey foundation look is all about choosing the right formula, using the right tools, and applying your foundation in thin layers.
Remember to set your foundation lightly, avoid over-applying in areas with fine lines or wrinkles, and touch up with a hydrating mist.