Have you ever taken the time to put a full face of makeup on and then it feels or looks cakey?? You’re not alone! As a makeup artist, I see this all the time and get the complaint consistently! Here are some tips on how to fix cakey foundation so you look your best!
- What is cakey foundation? Cakey foundation is when your makeup foundation feels or looks heavy and layered. You may notice texture or creasing.
- What causes cakey foundation? Cakey foundation is caused by applying too much makeup, not blending your makeup, or wearing the wrong makeup colors.
- How can you fix cakey foundation? If you have cakey foundation, you can fix it by applying less product, blending your makeup better, and/or wearing makeup colors that better suit your skin coloring.
What Is Cakey Foundation?
Cakey foundation is when your makeup foundation feels or looks heavy and layered. You may notice texture or creasing. Cakey makeup doesn’t look natural but is quite noticeable that you are wearing makeup. If you want a natural appearance, then it’s best to avoid a cakey makeup look!
What Causes Cakey Foundation?
Cakey foundation is usually caused by either applying too much makeup, not blending your makeup, or wearing the wrong makeup colors. Fortunately, these problems are so easy to fix! So if you are experiencing a heavy makeup look or feel, then let’s break it down to see how you can look your best!
How Can You Fix Cakey Foundation?
If you have cakey foundation, you can fix it by doing one or more of these three things:
- Apply less product
- Wear makeup colors that better suit your skin coloring
- Blend your makeup better
Apply Less Product
Most women are wearing too much makeup! Makeup isn’t meant to cover our beauty up but to enhance what we have! There are so many great makeup products on the market and as women, we want to try them all! But that doesn’t mean we need to wear it all or apply as much.
Most makeup lines have foundation, concealer, contour, blush, bronzer, highlighter. And they’re all so fun and pretty! But once you have applied all the products, you end up with several layers of makeup on your face! And those layers will give you a cakey makeup appearance.
One of my very favorite makeup brands, Seint, is ideal for applying less makeup! You can have fun with all the different products, but you apply it in just one layer. You see, Seint makeup is a iiid foundation. iiid foundation is basically different shades of foundation that you apply on different parts of your face. It’s applied in a paint-by-number pattern in one layer and then blended out beautifully. You get the coverage you need but without the heavy and cakey look and feel. It’s awesome!!
Wear Makeup Colors that Better Suit Your Skin Coloring
Wearing too much makeup and wearing the wrong colors go hand in hand. If you’re wearing the wrong colors, then sometimes you apply more makeup to try to get better coverage. But when you have the right makeup colors, you won’t need to apply as much product.
When you’re wearing the wrong makeup shades, it will appear too orange or too white, making it look cakey and textured.
I specialize in helping women find their correct makeup colors! If this sounds like something you want help with, I give compliment makeup color matches. To get FREE personalized makeup help, take this makeup survey to get started.
Blend Your Makeup Better
A simple fix with cakey makeup is to blend your makeup better. Having the right tools is key to a beautiful makeup application! You need great makeup brushes to get a great makeup look.
The beauty tool that will give you the best results is the Perfector Sponge! This magic tool will help you blend your makeup so you get a flawless finish! Make sure you prep it properly by watching the video below.
Once your sponge is prepped, simply dab and press it all over your face to blend your makeup. Don’t swipe because that will wipe away your makeup. Dab and blend and press and pat.
See, that’s not too bad! Those simple tips can teach you how to fix cakey foundation so you can look and feel great!
Here are other blogposts you might enjoy:
About the Author
JoEllen is a licensed aesthetician, makeup mentor, and certified John Maxwell coach, speaker, and trainer. She has been working with women for 18 years helping them look and feel confident. She loves teaching women simple beauty techniques so they can feel empowered to try it at home. She believes that when you look and feel good, you do good!
*This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase an item featured in this post, I get a small portion from the sale. Thank you! It does not affect you at all.