Applying foundation can be one of the trickiest parts of any makeup routine. After all, you're trying to accomplish several different things at once: You want to even out your skin tone, conceal dark spots, erase redness and cover up blemishes, all while without looking like you've caked on a mess of products. It can feel like a lot of work to look that effortless.
But if you understand a few basics, applying foundation can actually be a breeze. Liza Zaretsky is a makeup artist with a celebrity clientele, and she says it only requires four clear steps to create a flawless, fresh-faced look.
What you need:
A dampened sponge
A powder brush
A foundation brush
- Put a small amount of liquid foundation on the back of your hand and work your foundation brush into it.
- Starting at your nose, apply foundation in downward strokes. Work the foundation out from the center of your face. Only apply the foundation where you have redness.
- Go over with a sponge to blend and diffuse the product.
- Use a brush to dust loose powder on the T-zone only.
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