Avoid cakey foundation and creases when you follow these 5 helpful tips

The whole purpose of makeup is to cover up flaws without looking like you're about to star in a theatrical production. One of the biggest tell-tale signs that you're doing your makeup wrong is cakey foundation or obvious under-eye creasing.
Finding the right combination of products takes time, but there are a few rules that can easily improve your game. Take a look at the helpful tips below. You might discover a new application method that transforms your look immediately.
Advertisement
1. Pick the right priming product
Depending on your skin type, you may want to use a silicone-based primer or a priming water or spray. If oily skin is a concern, grab a mattifying primer. These products work to keep your base and concealer exactly where you want them.
Fierce League
2. Eye creams and foundation
f your skin runs ultra dry, you may be tempted to use the same eye cream day and night...but it could be causing those under eye creases. You want the under eye area to be hydrated but not oily because those oils break down makeup.
Fierce League
3. Don't bring foundation all the way up to the waterline
As tempting as this is, you only want to use foundation under your eyes if you're not using concealer. Remember, layering can result in that cakey effect.
Fierce League
4. Try sheering out foundation
If you need more than one layer of foundation, be sure to press it into the skin firmly and then mist your face with rose water. It adds moisture and will help the next layer go on smoothly without looking heavy.
Fierce League
5. The right way to powder after applying foundation
Unless you're taking professional pictures, you don't need to use setting powder on your entire face. It can settle into your fine lines during the day and make your foundation look thick and heavy.
Advertisement
Fierce League
Resources Eman

We're all guilty when it comes to #4, but these tips will help make the process go more smoothly.
January 16   ·  
Advertisement
Facial hair can add texture and make it difficult to apply makeup. Learn how easy it is to shave your face at home.
January 15   ·  
If you have trouble filling in your brows, these pro tips will always have you looking your best.
January 14   ·  
For the past year, girls have been trying on gray hair like crazy. Through all that testing, silver has come out as the clear-winning shade of gray.
January 16   ·  
These cute braided styles prove that you can still rock a new hairstyle even if you aren't rocking Rapunzel-length locks.
January 9   ·  
January 3   ·