By just looking at say, red carpet photos, it’s easy to assume that celebrities have perfect skin. In reality, what they have is access to great makeup artists who create perfect-looking skin. They work makeup in with moisturizers and primers and really prime the canvas and massage it in so it’s living with the skin, not a layer on top of the skin.
Find your shade. So many brands don’t offer enough shades. One good trick is to match the foundation to your neck rather than your wrist or arm. It might be more annoying to test this way in the store, but it’s worth it when you get your perfect shade.
Also, remember to keep your undertones in mind. Check your wrist—if your veins are greenish, then you have yellow undertones, and can opt for a pinker foundation. But if you have blueish veins, it’s wiser to stick with a yellow-based foundation to balance things out.
Mix foundation with skincare products. This moisturizer is easily one of the most common products we see in makeup artists’ kits.
It does a million things. It goes from a practical healer to editorial must-have in seconds. Mix it on your wrist with the foundation to make a creamy tinted moisturizer, using as little or as much color as you need. This is also your best strategy if you’re looking to phase out foundation entirely.