If you don’t know by now, I generally hate when people make “Makeup Rules”. I get that there are certain things that bring a look together like blending and tight-lining, etc. etc. but sometimes the coolest makeup looks are ones that break the rules…so let’s think of those more as guidelines. One thing that I think we can all agree on though: Cakey makeup. It’s not cute. It’s just not flattering. I’ve been sitting here pondering it for a while and I can’t think of a single way that it might be good in some hypothetical look. The fact of the matter is sometimes it happens, and if it happens to you then I think I can help!
So today let’s talk about five things that might be causing your cakey makeup issues and one way to help sort you out if it’s too late.
WHAT MIGHT BE GOING WRONG?
WHAT DO YOU DO IF IT”S TOO LATE?!
If you have already applied your foundation and you find that you dun goofed, a quick way to bring a skin-like finish back to your face is to liberally spray it with a setting spray. It doesn’t need to be a specific kind, but one that promises a “matte” finish will not have as much of an impact as one with a natural or dewy finish.
For the sake of showing you how it works I took an incredibly unflattering close-up photo of my skin with makeup that I made intentionally cakey. You also get to look directly up my nose! Which is unpleasant for everyone involved, but I wanted to show this particular spot because when these issues occur, this is usually where it looks most obvious.
See the difference? It’s still nothing to write home about but it’s definitely passable, and not a cake-festival. Something about the dewy finish makes the over-application much more realistic so it’s a quick fix rather than taking off your entire face of makeup and starting over.
Side Note: Can you imagine if people really wrote home about these things? “Dear Mother, Makeup on fleek. It’ s beautiful here in the spring. Bartholomew send his regards” LOL
Ok that’s enough of that, I hope this helps if you’re having issues with cakey makeup!