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8 Makeup Tips to Keep the Cake Face Away

Repeat after us: No more cake face!
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Makeup has come a long way in the last 10 years. We've learned how to strobe, highlight, blend and blot in ways we never thought of before, thanks in large part to makeup artists, drag queens and everyday people sharing their advice on social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube.

But sometimes it can still be hard to get the right look, without your makeup wearing you instead of you wearing it. Keep reading for some product tips so you know how to get the best out of your makeup without it looking like you shoveled it on.

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Always be sure to moisturize before and after applying your makeup, so you can replenish your skin's natural oils. Another tip: Give your moisturizer time to sink in before you apply your foundation so that it doesn't pill.

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Prep your skin with a great primer — it's like preparing your walls for paint; it makes things last longer and helps the color pop. It gives your makeup something to cling to and can help give you more of a glow.

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Choose the right kind of foundation. Look at your skin type; if you have oily skin, look for a non-comedogenic foundation and if you have dry skin, try something creamy.

Also, make sure it's right for your skin tone: Test it along your jawline and if it basically disappears into your skin then it's a good fit for you.

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Be sure to pick the right applicator for your skin texture — a flatter brush is ideal for those who have hyperpigmentation or acne, while a fluffier brush works well for those with a more even texture.

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