You know those women, such us US comfort women, who wear so much foundation it looks like they have to remove it every night with a trawl? That, dear readers, is a fine example of “cake face,” wherein one slathers on too much foundation and concealer, the result being a pancake, mask-like makeup. If you have makeup covering every millimeter of your face, it’s simply too much and the first thing people are going to think when they see you is, “She wears a lot of makeup.” Why not play up, rather than cover up, your natural beauty? As we age, our skin loses not only its elasticity, but it also tends to lose moisture. This can lead to “cake face.” A matte face is not a youthful, dewy face. Our goal is to make our skin appear dewy and as youthful as possible, even if we are 70. This means keeping skin as moisturized as possible. So how to get dewy skin? Some women and girls with freckles try to cover them up with thick foundation. Don’t! Try to embrace your freckles and grow to love them. Freckles make you unique and accepting them will make you more beautiful. After all, it’s almost impossible to cover up freckles without achieving “cake face.” The key to perfect skin tone is to create a barrier between your skin and the foundation by applying first a foundation primer. A foundation primer works in the same way as paint primer does, it settles in your pores, fine lines and wrinkles and evens over pimples so that your foundation glides on smoothly. If you don’t have a primer, moisturizer works, too.
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