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How Do You Retouch Without Looking Cakey?

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So whenever I first put my makeup on in the morning, I look really good and my face is really smooth. But hours later, the makeup would look melted and my face oily, so what I do is I put powder on.

But whenever I put powder on, the entire makeup layers would look noticeable. Like, imagine my face being the map of the world. When I retouch and put the powder on, you would be able to see the islands of skin on my face with the powder surrounding them. I don't know if I'm making any sense? Like, my face would magnify the little powder particles on my face and also uncover my dead skin?

Does this also happen to anyone?

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Do you use a fix spray? I've noticed a few of your posts so I get the general idea of the problem. As a sort of reply to all of them, you need to make sure you are using makeup made for oily skin or it will definitely slip and melt. A primer as you've mentioned will help, but I found that the most important introduction to my make up routine was a setting spray. I personally use mac fix+, but I've also heard good things about urban decay's de-slick one.

I powder over my fix spray as my foundation is slightly shiny, but it isnt essential, not powdering makes touching up easier as your putting concealer/foundation ontop of exactly that (not powder) and you can powder later if needed.

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Urban Decay De-Slick is AWESOME. I bought the travel size version from Sephora just to try it out, and will definitely buy the full size once it runs out. I still get that 'dewey' look on my skin after a few hours, but it looks natural/nice, not oily. So I don't need to retouch really. But if I do, I'll blot my face with oil-blotting tissues (or just normal ones) and then re-touch. It usually works pretty well.

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i agree with blotting, then retouching. but a setting spray can also work, as i've tried that, also. mac fix+ is pricey to me, but it feels really, really nice on the skin and i had no problems with it causing any breakouts. i'm currently loving the revlon colorstay whipped foundation. you need such a tiny amount to get even coverage, and it lasts a long time, too.

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