How I cake make-up!

Hi ladies,

On my last post I revealed my best kept secret for about 15 years: cake make-up.
What do you think of my skin on this photo? It's an unpublished photo of my previous FOTD to the theatre last week.


I was super impressed with the results and how the skin photographed and it's all down to just one product: Kryolan cake make-up!

I'm pretty sure you never heard of cake make-up? Maybe?
I've always had a huge interest on tv, film and theatre make-up. Not sure where this interest comes from but it's here to stay and it's getting stronger and stronger.

The main product actors (especially in theatre) use is cake make-up. What is that?
Well it's a super pigmented and concentrated powder foundation that is activated with water and will give you coverage like nothing else!
The one I used was by Kryolan. This is a new pot for me. I hit pan on my previous one.
This is what it looks like if you are curious:


And this is the back with a list of all the ingredientes. Kryolan is a German company so a lot of their packaging has info in German as well as other languages.


Now you must be thinking that I'm mad! I'm not. If you see the results on the photo above then you will think it's probably worth it. And it is!

It all depends on the application!
You can go completely over the top and look like a cake yourself with all that make-up or you can achieve a super light coat with fantastic coverage like I have. In the photo above I did not use any concealer. Nothing. Just this product on my face.

I use a disposable sponge and a little bottle full of water. I find it easier to have it on my dressing table and I just spray the sponge.
Some people spray the pan directly. I don't. It's just a personal preference.
The other very important tip is to pat pat pat and more patting on the face with a damp sponge even when you are happy with the results. The patting will give you the natural finish.
Do not try using this with a brush. You will never get a good result.
Also, FYI this is a matte foundation. They might do cake make-up with different finishes.


So there- you know my best kept secret is now public domain!

As I said before do not be afraid of experimenting it's just make-up and it washes off!

However, this will need some practice and I don't recommended to beginners. I've been using this stuff for about 10 years so I know exactly how to use it.

So let's start cake make-uping ourselves! :)

XXX

Mercedes

Let me know if you give this a go.
What is your best kept secret (make-up related)?


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  1. Anne DeLune

    Anne DeLune on 12/03/2011 8:57 p.m. #

    :D thank you sooo much for sharing! where do you get the cake make-up?<br /><br />***<br /><br />http://suddenserendipity.blogspot.com

  2. cbsg5861

    cbsg5861 on 12/04/2011 4:22 p.m. #

    Aha! I&#39;ve heard about cake foundation before but have never actually seen it before on blogs or Youtube. Thx for sharing! xx

  3. x-Makeup-Meoww-x

    x-Makeup-Meoww-x on 12/04/2011 9:10 p.m. #

    Oh wow, this is interesting! Deffo must try!.<br />-x<br />http://makeupmeow.blogspot.com

  4. Tracy D

    Tracy D on 12/06/2011 3:31 a.m. #

    I wish I had a secret as good as this to share with you..all I can think of is that I use my eye blending brush for under eye concealer, gives a perfect light finish every time. Where do you buy this makeup?

  5. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 12/09/2011 1:24 p.m. #

    @Anne DeLune: thanks! I got mine at Charles Fox in London but you can get it online. It&#39;s not a difficult product to fine I believe. X<br /><br />@cbsg5861: Thanks :) X<br /><br />@x-Makeup-Meoww-x: thanks<br /><br />@Tracy D:That&#39;s a good tip! I got mine in Charles Fox in London. X

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