The preparation-specific base has an hydrophobic effect and also resists transpiration. Cake Make-up is applied, thin and evenly, by a fine-pored, moist make-up sponge. The applied make-up dries quickly and should then be buffed with a dry towel. Cake Make-up is smudge-proof and does not require powdering. Easily removed with AquaCleans, or with soap and water.