Seint Beauty’s IIID makeup is a cream-based formula that should feel like a second skin. It brings out your natural features and gives your skin a natural glow. When we don’t get that result, however, it’s usually an application problem.
One problem some may have when getting started with Seint Makeup is that it looks cakey. Seint makeup should not look cakey, so if it does, there is an issue that we can easily fix.
We’ll dive into the three most common reasons your Seint makeup looks cakey, and then tackle the ways you can fix the issue.
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1. You’re Using Too Much Product
One of the main reasons I’ve found that Seint makeup looks cakey is because you’re using too much product. Seint makeup is so different from traditional makeup, so its application is different as well.
Seint Beauty’s creams are extremely pigmented, so a little goes a very long way.
Here are a few of the common reasons you may be applying too much product:
When you add the cream foundation to your makeup brush, are you swiping the tin with it? If so, the brush is picking up way too much product.
Instead, lightly tap the brush into the tin one time for each area of your face.
When you’re done with one area, lightly tap your brush into the tin again and work on another section. This is the best way to ensure you aren’t adding too much product to your makeup brush and your face.
Not using perfecting sponge
The perfecting sponge is such an important part of the application of Seint Makeup, yet it’s often overlooked completely!
Once you are done applying all your Seint IIID foundation shades, you need to go over your face with the slightly damp perfecting sponge. This step will remove the excess foundation from your face and allow you to have that second-skin look and feel.
Pro Tip: Make sure you prep the perfecting sponge correctly:
- Wet and squeeze several times underwater until the sponge becomes larger
- Squeeze out all the excess water in an absorbent towel
- Allow to dry even more while applying makeup
- Make sure there is no water coming out of the sponge
- The sponge should feel more cold than wet when it’s ready to be used
Not using color-correcting shades
One of the biggest tips I’ve learned about applying Seint makeup is that you should be using darker, color-correcting shades first, before your main highlight.
This is true for under eyes, hyperpigmentation, and any redness. If you don’t use a color-correcting shade, you’ll be applying the wrong color in those areas. This will cause you to use more product to get the coverage you want, which will cause those areas to become flakey.
Finding the right shades of Seint Makeup is such a huge point, so we’re going to dive into it even more later in this guide.
Using the wrong brush
You may also be using a brush that is much too dense for the way you apply makeup. The less-dense the bristles are, the less product it will pick up. If you’re having trouble after all the tips in this article, try using a different makeup brush.
2. Your Seint Makeup Looks Cakey Because You’re Using the Wrong Shades
If you’re Seint makeup looks cakey, more than likely you are using the wrong shades for your face!
Getting the right color match for Seint is vital to having the makeup look great on your skin.
Match the darkest areas on your face first
As discussed above, you’ll want to address the darkest parts of your face first.
These are often the spots on your face that need to be color-corrected. If you simply just match to your neck, the shade you use will not be dark enough to cover these spots. So, you’ll end up using more to cover them and that will cause cakiness.
You have the wrong highlight color
You may also have the wrong main highlight color. The correct color should melt right into your face, acting as a second skin.
You should only need very little product. If you’re finding that you need more product, your shade is probably too light for your skin.
3. You’re Using Silicone-Based Products Before Application
The final reason your Seint Makeup looks cakey is because you may be using silicone-based products right before application.
Are you using moisturizer or primer right before application? Most of these products have silicone, and cream makeup does not stick to silicone.
It may look great once you apply it, but if you find over the course of the day your makeup is looking cakey or fading, more than likely the makeup is gradually sliding off due to the silicone in the products. This can create a cakey look.
If you do want to use a moisturizer, be sure it doesn’t have silicone in it. You can still use moisturizers with silicone in them at night or way prior to makeup application.
You shouldn’t need primer right before makeup unless you have very oily skin. If you do want to use primer, however, make sure it doesn’t have silicone in it either.
I recommend using Good Mocules Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer for both a moisturizer and a primer. It doesn’t have any silicone in it and can be used as both.
Everyone’s skin is unique, so it may take trial and error to find the best method of applying cream makeup to your skin and also which products to use alongside it. Seint makeup should look like a second skin and should not feel or look cakey.