Sorry for not posting last week, school was hectic with all the exams going on. I thought I would take a little study break just to write a really quick post.
Basically, my make up always ends up cakey, not even by the end of the day, but by lunch time. Sucks, I know. So I did a bit of research and experimentation and found the top 3 ways that helped me get rid of my cakey makeup.
Number 3. Exfoliate and moisturize
Having a good foundation is everything! If you have really nice skin, your make up is going to go on flawlessly. But if your skin is dry or full of dead skin cells, your makeup is going to stick to that and look cakey. So it's important to exfoliate to get rid of those dead skin cells and moisturize!
To exfoliate, I use either Origins Ginzing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser (x) or Neutrogena All-in-1 Acne Control Daily Scrub (x). I like the little beads in them. They're gentle, but effective.
To moisturize, I use a variety of things. My main moisturizer is Innisfree White Tone Up Cream (x) or Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream (x). I add additional moisture by using Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum (x) and Innisfree Green Tea Fresh Essence (x). I also use face masks once or twice a week (well it should be.. but I don't always have time...). At night, I use Etude House Tonning White C Double Effect Sleeping Pack (x).
Number 2. Less is more
When I first started wearing makeup on a daily basis, I would powder my face so much, thinking I could combat my oily skin... nope. It's obvious when you have too much makeup on your face. The more makeup you have on, the more cakey it'll look. Also, try to avoid your T-zone. That's where all the oil builds up and makes your face look hella cakey.
I would recommend using a makeup sponge since the sponge itself absorbs a bit of product, preventing you from putting on too much makeup.
Number 1. Mix moisturizer with your foundation
This is probably my favorite tip. I've only started doing this and it's worked wonders. This thins out your makeup and makes it look more natural. When I first found this tip, I would only do it after my makeup got cakey. I would apply my makeup normally in the morning and, in the afternoon, I would find my makeup getting cakey, so I would dab a bit of moisturizer onto my face and blend it into my makeup with a sponge. I ended up liking the way my makeup better then, than in the morning.
Well, those are my tips to get rid of cakey makeup. Sorry for the lack of pictures... I should be studying but I just wanted to write a post really quickly, and pictures take a while to do...
If you have any more tips, leave them in the comments below! I'd love to try them out!
Thanks so much for reading. I'll see you soon!