Apply Face Makeup
Help your foundation go on smoother, look more satiny and last longer with a primer. Apply a pea-size drop to cleansed skin. Let it set for a minute, then put on your makeup.
Get Dewy Skin
If you regularly use face powder, stop! Your skin will look fresher and dewier, because powder absorbs light, making your complexion look flat.
Swap Concealer for Foundation
When you don't feel like bothering with foundation, wear concealer only—around the eyes and the nose and to cover redness on the chin or between the brows. Try a cream concealer applied with a synthetic bristle brush. Apply right on the spot where you need it most and then blend outward.
Brighten with a Bronzer
Brighten your complexion with the reverse bronzer trick: By brushing bronzing powder from the perimeter of your face inward, the powder will subtly frame your face, putting a spotlight on your features. Be sure to apply the powder with a fluffy, medium-size brush with tapered bristles.
For more radiant, dewy-looking skin, use a cream instead of powder blush. Cream blush melts into the complexion; powder blush has a tendency to sit on top of the skin and look flat.