What is the cake face?
Cake face is a term used in the makeup community to denote a person who is wearing a lot of makeup that looks too heavy, as if they have a cake on their face. This mostly happens when you don’t blend your makeup or skip on certain extremely crucial steps in your makeup that actually lead to this problem. A cake face can not only look too heavy and out of place but also seriously mess up your entire look.
If you think that the more you experiment with makeup, the heavier your face looks and the more out of place you look, what you can do is not actually too hard. Just make these few adjustments in your makeup look and you will be astonished by the results they yield.
Tip no 1: Hydrate
The no. 1 thing that you must remember for your skin is to Hydrate. This is a step that cannot be stressed enough. If you have dry patches on your skin, your makeup will cake up on those areas. If you have oily skin, your makeup will break apart. Hydrate your skin before you do your makeup and deep hydrate your skin with a good skincare regime every night if you are using makeup every day. This will protect your skin from breaking out from the makeup as well. Basically, the better skin you have, the better makeup will look on you, so definitely invest in a good skincare products.
Tip no. 2: Primer
Primer can help to smooth out your skin texture and get rid of any pores on your face to ensure that you have a smooth canvas to work on. Using a hydrating primer can help for dry skin and normal skin as it can make your skin look healthier and glowing from within. It can also prevent foundation or concealer from bunching up at places where you have textured skin. A primer can come with different consistencies, and mixing foundations can help to target specific problems.
Tip no. 3: Type of foundation
Skip out on the super matte and drying foundations as these are definitely the reason behind the cake face. Instead look for one with a dewy finish. Any foundation with a dewy finish will not make your face look so flat and lifeless but add that nice glowing look to your face which translates as healthy and beautiful skin that looks lifelike. Getting an exact shade match and blending your foundation more than you think is enough are also tips that work wonders to prevent and reduce the cake face.
Tip no. 4: Baking
You do not need to bake every day. Baking is quite tricky and can look great or horrible depending on the light you are in. For everyday makeup, you can set foundation and concealer with a lightweight face powder. If you want to bake, use a translucent powder or a banana powder instead of a white since this will prevent the white cast from showing up.
Tip no. 5: Setting spray
This again cannot be stressed enough. A setting spray not only makes your makeup stay longer but can help to blend all the powders you have applied to your face and melt them into the skin and help them to look flawless. Use a good quality setting spray for your makeup once and your life will be changed forever.
With these tips and tricks, you can make your makeup look absolutely flawless and avoid the dreaded cake face.