6 Reasons Your Foundation Looks Cakey and How to Fix It!
Check out these easy and effective tips to create a flawless complexion.
A foundation should help enhance the skin so that it is ready to be a 'canvas' for the makeup you use. However, what happens if the foundation just can't blend with your skin? Don't repeat that mistake. Here are 6 reasons the foundation looks cakey and how to fix it!
1. Skin Not 'Ready' To Wear Makeup
One of the causes for the foundation appearance that doesn't stick evenly is related to the condition of our own skin. If the skin is dehydrated, textured, or not in its best condition, it will affect the way the makeup adheres to the skin. That's why skin prep is key to ensuring your foundation has a good finish and doesn't crack. At least you have to use moisturizer and primer before using the foundation. Use ULTIMA II Delicate Under Make Up, a primer that creates the perfect canvas for a flawless look. Consists of 3 types of primer: Tint Aquafleur as a color corrector to reduce redness on the skin; Natural Skin Radiance for a natural, glowing finish; and No More Imperfections to disguise the appearance of pores so that the skin is smooth. Wait for the primer to dry a bit before applying the foundation.
2. Skin Needs Exfoliation
A pile of dead skin cells can inhibit skin regeneration and of course, applying makeup on top of a 'pile' of dead skin cells will not give you the best makeup results. Exfoliate regularly with either a gentle scrub like Clear White Supreme Bright Clarifying Mask or a purifying toner that remove dead skin cells like CHR Essentials Purifying Toner. Healthy 'new' skin will certainly be better prepared to accept makeup.
3. Using the Wrong Color
Choosing the wrong foundation color can also cause the skin to look striped or even greyish.To avoid this, choose a foundation color that matches your skin tone. Is your skin a cool tone, a warm tone, or a neutral tone? By understanding the basic tone, choosing the wrong foundation color can be avoided.
4. Unsuitable Foundation Type
Different moments sometimes require different makeup. Foundations with full coverage finish are more suitable for the moment of attending a wedding, for example. Where you have to appear with perfect makeup but don't have much time for touch-ups. For moments like this, use Wonderwear Cream Make Up, a cream foundation infused with Botanical Extracts and anti-oxidants that long last for up to 18 hours. Perfect your any long-hour special occasion.
Meanwhile, for daily use, a foundation with a light to medium formula will create a more natural, hydrated, and radiant skin appearance. You can use ULTIMA II Wonderwear Stay Last Liquid Make Up, a liquid breathable foundation infused with Sodium Hyaluronate for a complexion that looks smooth, healthy, and flawless all day long.
5. Applying Too Much
Another possibility that causes the foundation to look uneven and cakey is that you have applied too much. Too many layers of powder tend to make skin look textured and dry. So that instead of looking flawless, your makeup will look 'striped' or pile up.
6. The Importance of the Final Touches
After finishing applying the foundation, make sure you give the finishing touch with loose powder. Use Delicate Translucent Face Powder with Moisturizer. Loose powder with moisturizing content. Light texture with a natural finish. Perfect your overall makeup. Suitable for all skin types. Dab the brush on the loose powder, tap it so the powder doesn't stick too thickly, then dab it on the oilier parts of the face first. Continue by affixing a brush all over the face until blended. To fix makeup, use ULTIMA II Wonderwear Pressed Powder which can last up to 18 hours. Can neutralize the shine on the skin caused by excessive sebum. Skin looks fresh and matte.
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