Makeup Tips to Keep the Cake Face Away

Makeup has come a long way in the last 10 years. We’ve learned how to strobe, highlight, blend and swoosh in ways we never thought of before, thanks in large part to makeup artists, drag queens and everyday people sharing their advice on social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube.
But sometimes it can still be hard to get the look right without your makeup wearing you instead of you wearing it. Keep reading for some product tips so you know how to get the best out of your makeup without having to shovel it on like you did.
L’Oréal Collagen Hydration Day/Night Cream, $11.49.
Always make sure to moisturize before and after applying makeup so you can replenish your skin’s natural oils. Another tip: give your moisturizer time before you apply your base to make it not pill.
Lanc?me Lanc?me Expert Sunscreen Aquagel Defense SPF 50 Priming Moisturizer, $39
Prepare your skin with a great primer – it’s like preparing your walls for paint; it makes things last longer and helps the color pop. It gives you makeup things to attach to that can help give you more of a shine.
It Cosmetics Your Skin But More Perfect CC+ Foundation SPF50, $39.50.
Choose the right foundation. Look at your skin type; if you have oily skin, look for a foundation that doesn’t contain pimples, and if you have dry skin, try some creamy white foundation.
Also, make sure it suits your skin tone. Test along your jawline and if it basically disappears into your skin then it’s a good fit for your skin.
It Cosmetics Your Skin But More Perfect CC+ Foundation SPF50, $39.50.
Choose the right foundation. Look at your skin type; if you have oily skin, look for a foundation that doesn’t contain pimples, and if you have dry skin, try some creamy white foundation.
Also, make sure it suits your skin tone. Test along your jawline and if it basically disappears into your skin then it’s a good fit for your skin.
Estee Lauder Double Refinishing Concealer 24H Concealer + Hydrating Concealer, $29
Less is more when it comes to non-cake-like makeup, so use less foundation than you think you need and then build as needed. Use a great concealer like this one to cover up any discoloration so you don’t end up piling on your foundation.
Beautyblender Pro, $20
Remember to mix, mix, mix, mix. It’s really important to avoid that cake-like look. Start in the middle and work your way out.
Laura Mercier (Laura Mercier) translucent powder, $39.
If you have oily or combination skin, you can use a translucent foundation to set your makeup, especially in the T-zone and under your eyes. A weightless, delicate foundation like this one is key!
Milani Fixing Spray + Refinish + Set, $9.99.
If you have dry skin, then try using a setting spray instead of a foundation for a more on-point look!