The end of the mask-wearing requirement has allowed many people to return to a pre-pandemic beauty routine, sometimes with heavier or more pronounced makeup.
As a result, the famous “cake trick” – or “cake face” – has resurfaced, prompting more experienced TikTok users to reveal their “miracle” tricks to avoid such makeup incidents.
Well, here’s what you need to know.
Makeup artists can’t tell you enough that there’s nothing worse than cakey makeup – that mask effect, plastered or almost cardboard, that oozes excess product to the point of emphasizing imperfections – enlarged pores and shine, in particular, rather than leaving healthy skin to shine.
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And unless you have great skin, practically everyone, at one time or another, has faced this drawback.
Therefore, TikTok users are eager for advice on the subject, causing the number of views for associated hashtags to skyrocket.
On the social network, the hashtag #cakeymakeup currently has more than 25 million views, while #cakeyfoundation has already amassed nearly seven million.
On the one hand, there are those who seek tips and solutions to remedy this problem and, on the other hand, there are those who provide free tips and solutions.
And while opinions seem to differ a bit from video to video, it’s clear that the cakey trick can – to a large extent – be avoided by following a few simple instructions.
Tips Katy Perry probably skipped, since TikTokers often cite her as a (bad) example when discussing the subject.
Exfoliation and hydration are key
The first thing to consider – well before the makeup itself – is how you take care of your skin on a daily basis.
If some people think that makeup can hide everything, they are very wrong. On the contrary, it can highlight a complexion that has not benefited from regular or adequate care.
Exfoliation seems to be one of the most important steps to take to avoid cakey makeup.
It not only removes dead skin, which can occur with foundation, but also smoothes the skin, preparing it to receive the products needed for professional makeup.
But first, it’s time to hydrate. Not enough can be said, but it is indeed a necessary step. After all, dry skin will surely lead to visible and sweet makeup.
Many TikTokers recommend a light cream that should be left on for a few minutes before starting to apply makeup.
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Once again it’s about preparing the skin so it’s neither dry nor cracked, two things that (inevitably) favor a cakey face.
In a video posted a few days ago, Kylee Fleek (@kyleefleekmakeup) also advises against mixing water-based and oil-based products, which may also promote a mask-like effect – don’t say you haven’t been warned.
Last but not least, the most experienced make-up artists recommend replacing their brushes with a beauty blender sponge, more suitable for blending the product, but also and above all not to smear the products – base, foundation, blush or concealer – on the skin. , but to tap them … tirelessly.
If you follow all of these tips, the cakey trick will be a distant memory.
Once again, TikTokers will no doubt save the day for more than one user with these clear and precise tips. – AFP Relax news