There’s a common understanding among beauty insiders that when you wear foundation, people should comment on how good your skin looks, not how great your makeup is. The subtext here is that you should never look like you’re wearing foundation and that it should always look natural not cakey. And we’re here to help you with that.

Click through to see all the tips we’ve rounded up to ensure your foundation looks natural, not cakey.

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