How to Avoid Cakey Foundation

Hello, girls! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying this wedding season with your family and friends. The wedding season is here, and I am very sure that everyone has a tight schedule. I, myself had faced the same situation yesterday when my parents told me to get ready for a wedding party of our family relative. That was a last-minute invitation, so I wasn’t really prepared for it. I tried to book an appointment in a parlor but they couldn’t accommodate me, so I had no choice but to do my own makeup.

When we reached the party, I noticed an attractive girl with a beautiful outfit and flawless makeup. She looks really gorgeous, but I somehow felt disappointed when I got close to her and noticed that her foundation was cakey. That’s when I got an idea to write about this topic to help others avoid the same mistake.

Foundation is one of the trickiest cosmetic products to use. While it can give you flawless and younger skin, incorrect application of this product may also make you look old and tired. Wrong shade and application can ruin your entire look, so make sure you follow the steps below to avoid cakey foundation.

Skin Care Routine Which Gives You A Flawless Skin

Cakey Foundation

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It is important to follow a skincare routine according to your skin type. Remember that having a flawless look start even before you put on your first cosmetic product. Start right by following a beauty regimen that is suitable for your skin type to achieve a flawless face. If your face is soft and smooth, applying a foundation can be a lot easier. Also, try to exfoliate your face before putting anything because that helps in removing dead skin cells.

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Using The Wrong Foundation For Your Skin Type


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A foundation is a must for a flawless-looking skin, but it is hard to keep it right. Choosing a wrong foundation for your skin type is so much responsible for creating a cakey look. If you apply a creamy foundation on oily skin, it delivers clogged pores or acne and later on your face will look shiny and the foundation will start to get cakey. On the other hand, if you apply matte formulations on dry skin, it can result in dry patches on the skin, and you’ll notice that your skin looks very dry afterward.

Aside from choosing the type of foundation you should use, you must also keep in mind that it’s also important to consider the right shade. Figuring out which shade of foundation to choose is a lot easier if you know your skin tone. Whether you have a cool or warm skin tone, there are a lot of options for you, so you can easily get a foundation based on your complexion’s needs.

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Using The Wrong Technique To Apply Foundation

Right Way To Apply Foundation

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If you don’t apply your foundation properly, then you’ll definitely have a cakey look later on. Don’t worry about not knowing how others put on their foundation because there are different ways to apply it. The three most common techniques to apply it are with your fingers, foundation brush, or makeup sponge.

Just always make sure whatever method you choose, it is important to keep your tools clean. Applying foundation with makeup sponge in a dabbing style is always better than a rubbing style. This is to prevent acne or oils from spreading, make sure to clean your brushes every one or two weeks.

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Set With Powder

Face Powder

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It is very important to set your foundation with a powder because liquid and cream foundations both have a wet finish. So, brushing a bit of powder over them will help them to set in place for the entire day. It will only take a small amount of powder to do this. Be careful not to use too much powder otherwise it can settle into fine lines on your face and make your face cakey. Always try to apply powder in dabbing style with a puff, not in a rubbing style.

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Remove Excess Oil from Your Skin

Remove Excess Oil

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Use a blotting paper to pick up excess oil from your skin. But do not press down the blotting paper into your face because that means pushing the trapped excess oil into your pores and blocking other oils from oozing out and making your face even oilier in just a few hours. That can even start creating an acne breakout. So, instead of wiping off excess oil by swiping the blotting paper lightly and just gently dab it on your face.

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Related Tutorials

Do you want to learn more techniques on how to avoid cakey foundation? Watch the video below and let us help you achieve a perfect and flawless look for your next event.


Whether you’re looking to have a nude makeup or planning to go on a full, heavy makeup face, always remember that foundation is the base of your beauty handiwork. Most women prefer not to pay much attention to their foundation knowing it will be covered by layers of cosmetic products. But this product is very important because it can define your look, it is not called “foundation” for nothing.

Avoiding a cakey look is easy if you know how to choose and apply the right foundation. Always keep in mind that your makeup can make or break your entire look so if you want to look perfect from head to toe, make sure that your makeup is perfectly done. Keep in mind that it is your face that people notice first before anything else, so pay attention in choosing the right beauty products you put on your skin if you want to be that head-turner girl when you attend to any event.

Ava Kumari

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