Concealer creasing and cakey foundations are makeup outcomes that leave your face looking less than desired. These common makeup mishaps can occur as a result of formula incompatibility of some sort and may be prevented with application of some tips that will be considered here.
To avoid cakey foundation, shake it: You may have noticed an instruction on your liquid foundation requiring you to “shake well before application.” Shaking the liquid formula as instructed will prevent the incidence of pigments separating from emollients and causing unpredictability of the formula on the face.
Do a mix of primer and foundation: Do a combination of primer and foundation just enough to give a light coverage before applying some more foundation on the spots where there is the need for more evening out.
Use your hand: Take time to rub the foundation in very well. The ideal way is to use a brush, but if you have had instances where your makeup turned out to be cakey, then the heat and pressure of the hand will do a better job at working the foundation formula well into the face.
Avoid powdering too soon after foundation application: If your foundation goes cakey soon as you apply your powder, then it is probably because you apply the powder too soon. Wait for few minutes and move on to other things like the brows and eye makeup before returning to apply your powder.
Avoid applying powder when your face is sweaty
Moisturize: To prevent concealer creasing, prepare your face by applying a thin layer of cream moisturizer or lightweight gel.
Right color: Pick a concealer with lightweight and a creamy texture. The color should be maximum two shades lighter than your tone. If you want to cover up very dark circles with your concealer, you may apply a peach corrector to make it neutralize the undertones and as you layer up as needed, allow each application to dry out.
Watch your application: Make use of a tapered brush to start an application at the darkest part of the under-eye and tap on the concealer very lightly. Pat to set with the ring finger.