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How To Apply Foundation For A Flawless Finish

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How to Apply Foundation for a Flawless Finish

Tips for Scoring a Flawless Foundation Finish

How To Apply Foundation For A Flawless Finish
Most women spend a lifetime searching for the perfect foundation that won’t cake, crease or clog pores. The newest crop of high-fidelity formuals are highly evolved. Clarins Everlasting Foundation leads the pack: its designed to last 15 hours (that’s no exaggeration), withstand sweat and oil, and protect your skin from the sun and environmental stressors. But we digress—no foundation is going to look real unless you know how to apply it. Acing your base is easy with these tips. Play around with foundations from your favorite makeup brands in our virtual makeover studio.

The skin needs to be plump and dewy for foundation to take effect without caking or clumping. Dry skin will literally eat up whatever paint you put on. Always apply a layer of moisturizer underneath your foundation and opt for a moisture mask, applied liberally around the eyes, on special occasions.

A fluffy kabuki brush promises your most flawless finish. Apply a small amount of foundation to the back of your hand, dip the kabuki brush in it, and paint it on your face in small, circular "buffing" motions. Unlike a foundation brush, which results in a spackle-like application, a kabuki brush will impart a virtually airbrushed glow and remind you that less really is more.

If you prefer to use your fingers to apply foundation, use a massaging motion to perfect the application and smoothly blend it into your skin. Tapping your entire face or using gentle suction motions with clean palms will also give you a natural finish.

To make any makeup long-wearing, spray Evian water through a tissue. This makeup trick not only prevents makeup from looking dry and cakey, but it makes foundation stay put. --Stephanie Simons

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15 hours! That's incredible. I typically stick with my MUFE products, but I might ask for a sample on my next Nordstroms visit. This comment has been removed.
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I love Clarins for their lightweight foundations. I really recommend their new one called Skin Illusions...goes on seamlessly and very dewy--great for that natural glow This comment has been removed.
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whoa...I never knew that the kabuki brush can be used for applying liquid foundation. i always though it's only used for powders...nice, thanks for the insight. This comment has been removed.
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