How to Choose Your Perfect Foundation
Pro Application Tips
Celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles shares her tips for a beautifully blended base.
- Test products along your jawline, not your wrist. It’s best to try foundation on the area where you’ll actually be wearing it.
- Just two steps to a streak-free canvas: Dab on liquid foundation with a brush, then spread it across skin with a makeup sponge.
- Set your base with a translucent loose powder for extra-long wear.
- Give your brushes a monthly deep clean. Mild dishwashing liquid helps remove oily residue.
Tool Time: Brushes
E.l.f. Beautifully Precise Airbrush Blender, $10. Contoured bristles let you swirl, tap and sweep powder to even outskin tone like a pro.
It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush #6, $48. Apply this flat-top brush in a circular motion for an airbrushed finish.
Sonia Kashuk Large Foundation Brush, $11. Use with liquid, cream or gel formulations for seamless coverage.
Tool Time: Low- and High-Tech
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