01/5These hacks are quick fixes for cakey makeup

These hacks are quick fixes for cakey makeup

While cakes are quite possibly our favourite desserts and have a place in our hearts, they definitely do not have a place on our face. Makeup wearers’ nightmares are generally made up of cakey-face. Cake-makeup has such an unforgivable quality that even a non-makeup wearer can spot it. Thankfully, fixing cakey makeup is just as easy getting a cakey-face. Here are some of our favourite celebrity MUA hacks to fix your makeup mishaps!

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02/5Apply makeup right after you moisturise.

Apply makeup right after you moisturise.

Beyonce’s makeup artist, Sir John has a strict policy against letting the moisturiser dry before applying makeup. He always preaches applying foundation when the moisturiser is slightly damp so that it looks like second skin. “This helps with the blending process, and if you don’t do this then the foundation just sits on top of the skin,” he explains.

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03/5Use loose not pressed powder to set concealer

Use loose not pressed powder to set concealer
Makeup artist and beauty author Joanna Schlip’s handy tip to remove cakiness from the under eye area is to apply a small amount of moisturizer under the eye and remove excess product, then apply another thin layer of moisturizer and let absorb. Once that dries, you’ll be able to blend creamy concealer more easily if you need to touch up. Since too much powder accentuates the fine lines, she recommends using a finely milled loose powder instead of a pressed powder. by Deesha Bondrereadmore

04/5Blot, then retouch

Blot, then retouch

Blotting papers are so underrated, according to Spencer Barnes, makeup artist and co-founder of Spencer Barnes LA. They come in extremely handy when one is in a rush. If you’re pressed of time and have the a cakey mess to fix, Barnes says, “Just don’t press down firmly, as this can push oils back into your skin and potentially cause blocked pores and other issues,” He also notes that toilet seat covers and Starbucks tissues are great alternatives for oil blotting sheets.

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05/5De-cake with a water mist

De-cake with a water mist

Cakey makeup can sometimes appear as the day goes on, especially if you’ve reapplied more. So celebrity makeup artist Tobi Henney (who works with Barbara Palvin and Ashley Graham) suggests using a water based mist to break it down. “Spritz on a few light sprays, then lightly buff the skin product with any type of duo fiber or buffing brush to instantly de-cake,” she says. This gives the appearance of a fresher base.

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