First off let’s be clear on what “cake” make up is. It’s pretty much when you see someone wearing tons of powder over their makeup. It might make the skin look flawless in a photo, but in real life it’s a major no-no. This thick and heavy foundation is almost like a mask over your natural beauty. We know that sometimes flaws like acne scars and redness can make you feel insecure, but there are ways of covering things up in layers to get the same coverage, yet make it look like you’re not wearing tons of makeup.
Good makeup starts with good skin, so if I know I am going to wear a full face of makeup, I make sure to exfoliate either that morning or the night before.
I like the CLINIQUE Exfoliating Scrub because I know it’s made of products that aren’t going to break me out or cause any type of reaction. After moisturizing and priming your skin with a product that is right for your skin type, you are ready to start applying your foundation. Huda Faux Filter Foundation has great coverage, but has that pretty flawless look. You can either use a brush or your fingers to apply, but just make sure to blend and even it out. The most important step in not looking cakey is the powder. Look for words like translucent powder and not foundation powder. The finer the powder the less likely it will look cakey. For example, instead of using the Nars All Day Luminous Powder Foundation, you would use the NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder Translucent Crystal. Last but not least, set it with Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray.
Article Written by Aline Agopian