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How to Avoid Crusty, Flaky & Cakey Foundation

by Jess Hall 2 months ago

How to Avoid Crusty, Flaky & Cakey Foundation

We’ve all been there: you catch your reflection in the mirror at work, halfway through the day and you’re met with the dreaded ‘cake face’. Now we know that expecting an Instagram-esque complexion isn’t all that realistic, but a cakey, dry and flaky complexion is totally avoidable. Keep scrolling for tips on how to avoid it!

Prep the skin properly

All great art requires a great canvas! Without prepping the skin, foundation will cling on to any dead skin cells and rough patches and all texture will be accentuated. To prep the skin properly, you’ll need to cleanse, exfoliate with a chemical exfoliant to resurface the skin and use a lightweight moisturiser that won’t interfere with your foundation’s performance. Lightweight formulas are key here, such as hyaluronic acid-based serums or moisturisers with a gel-like consistency.

Hydrate the skin

This one ties in with the last, but hydration really is key when it comes to avoiding a foundation that looks cakey, flaky and… crusty (lovely) by the time your lunch break comes around. If the skin isn’t hydrated, it will suck any water content from your foundation (hello, patchiness), fine lines will be exaggerated and if your skin is prone to oiliness, it will over produce said oil and cause your foundation to start separating. And if oiliness is a key concern as it tends to cause your foundation to separate and pill together on the skin, creating a barrier between your skin and foundation with a primer appropriate for your skin type is a good idea.

Don’t overload the skin with foundation

This one seems all too obvious, right? Well, overloading the skin with product can be tempting when we’re aiming for an Insta-flawless complexion. Instead of applying one thick layer of foundation, apply it in thin layers and build up to your desired coverage. And if anything that you’d rather be covered is showing through such as redness, pigmentation or pimples, step away from the foundation bottle and tactfully apply a high coverage concealer in those areas instead.

Opt for the blot

If every time things started to look a little shiny we took out our powder puffs, we would end up with the cakiest of complexions, so we recommend opting for the blotting papers, instead. They rid you of any unwanted sebum and shine, but without adding any unneeded product onto the skin!

Do you struggle with a cakey looking complexion or do you have it mastered? Let us know! 

Jess Hall

Jess Hall is a British beauty lover, who can often be found perusing makeup aisles in the search for the perfect peachy pink hues, or perfecting her latest makeup flat lay. When she’s not trialling the latest skincare releases, she enjoys sharing her latest findings, the newest beauty trends and knowledge with you! View all the posts by Jess Hall

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