Makeup that settles into your pores and creases in your face can wind up looking caked on. Applying foundation too heavily, using the wrong tools, and weather (heat, humidity, rain, and wind) can all affect the appearance of your makeup.
Caked-on foundation can be frustrating, but there are some simple ways you can prevent it from happening to you. You just need to have the right products and use them correctly. Follow these steps when you apply your makeup to avoid a caked-on look.
Start with Primer
The first step is to use primer. This will keep your foundation in place so your face looks fresh. A primer with a silicone base glides on your skin and does not feel heavy. It will fill in any lines and pores on your face so your foundation will not soak into your skin.
Apply Foundation in Thin Layers
Foundation often looks caked on because it is applied in a single heavy layer. You can prevent this by using thin layers. This will reduce the amount of makeup you use and will allow you to control the amount that builds up. Put a pea-sized amount of foundation on your hand and rub it into one area of your face.
Blend in Foundation with Your Fingers and a Sponge
Using a brush to apply foundation can leave you with a cakey look. You can apply makeup seamlessly with your fingers. The heat from your fingers will blend in the makeup without causing streaks the way a brush can.
After you apply foundation, blend it in more with a damp sponge. This will remove any excess makeup and help you avoid a caked-on end result.
Use Powder to Keep Foundation in Place
No matter what type of skin you have, you should always use a bit of powder. It will set liquid products and keep them in place. A translucent loose powder can give you a natural-looking result.
Use a Setting Spray
Finish your makeup with a setting spray. It will lock in your foundation, and the mist will refresh your face and give you a natural, less powdery result.
Make an Appointment to Have Your Makeup Done for a Special Occasion
If you need to have your makeup done for a special event, such as a wedding or party, make an appointment at The Beauty Bar. We can help you choose the right colors and products so your makeup looks flawless on your big day. We can also give you advice on how you can look great every day. Schedule an appointment at The Beauty Bar today.