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Types of Foundation Makeup

6… Or try a Loose Powder
6… Or try a Loose Powder

Try: NYX Stay Matte Not Flat Powder Foundation How to apply: A dry sponge is the traditional method used to apply powder foundation, and it works like a charm. If you want your skin to look more natural (the risk with powder formulas is that they can look cakey), spritz a powder or buffing brush with a skin refinisher beforehand.

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Avoid Applying Oils
Avoid Applying Oils

However, this does not mean that an oil based foundation will look greasy when applied to the skin. With the proper application and attention, an oil based foundation can actually go on very lightly on the skin. An oil based foundation is not right for everyone.

BB Cream
BB Cream

BB CREAM VS FOUNDATION: WHICH ONE IS BEST FOR YOUR SKIN? Take a look down any makeup aisle and it’s clear we’re living in the golden age of base makeup. There’s a product for every skin type, from oily to dry to mature. Not to mention finish options galore (matte, dewy, shimmery).

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Concealer
Concealer

If you err on the oily side, try a stick foundation, like Shu Uemura Nobara Cream Cover Stick Foundation, which gives you full coverage like a liquid foundation but with the ease of a concealer—in fact, you could use this for your foundation as well as your blemish and spot concealer.

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Contour Powder/Creams
Contour Powder/Creams

On the other hand, if you have dry skin, powder may accentuate this. Fine lines are also accentuated by powders, so in these instances, use lightweight, dewy cream-based products to hydrate and contour simultaneously. The best part about contouring is you can mix and match your products.

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Face Powder
Face Powder

MAC's cult-classic Studio Fix powder foundation provides an instant flawless face. The plush powder applies quickly and evenly in one swipe, and the coverage is buildable depending on how heavy you prefer your foundation.

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Face Primer
Face Primer

Applying face primer smoothes texture, boosts coverage and helps products wear better and last longer. Shop makeup primers at Sephora. Applying face primer smoothes texture, boosts coverage and helps products wear better and last longer.

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Foundation
Foundation

Shop foundation makeup at Sephora. Elevate your complexion with top-rated liquid foundation, powder foundation and creams from leading brands. Elevate your complexion with top-rated liquid foundation, powder foundation and creams from leading brands.

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Highlight
Highlight

Beauty and fashion aficionados now basically dip their faces — or in the case of Kim Kardashian, their bodies — in the stuff. But for highlighter novices, the question of where to put highlighter makeup — like, where exactly — can be a bit confusing.

Manage oil With Blotting Sheets
Manage oil With Blotting Sheets

A roundup of the best blotting papers that work to rid oil and sweat while also leaving the skin refreshed.

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Rouge, Blush or Blusher, Cheek Coloring
Rouge, Blush or Blusher, Cheek Coloring

Tone down a bold blush by applying a sheer foundation over it, rather than layering the blush atop the foundation as is standard practice. This gives your cheeks a subtle glow without looking too over-the-top. 11. Dot on a little lipstick as a makeshift cheek color. If you're in a pinch and don't have any blush on hand, add a little color to your cheeks with a bit of lipstick. Just make sure to blend quickly — if it's a highly pigmented lipstick, it could set fast and look blotchy.

Set it With a Pressed Powder
Set it With a Pressed Powder

The plush powder applies quickly and evenly in one swipe, and the coverage is buildable depending on how heavy you prefer your foundation. You can wear it alone for a sheer look, and this versatile powder even works well as a setting powder if you want a more dramatic look that doesn't budge.

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Start off With a Clean Base
Start off With a Clean Base

Makeup stains are the bane of our existence. Not only do they seem to pop up at the most inopportune times; they also require a ridiculous amount of energy to remove. Ahead, we've pulled together a guide for dealing with the most common mess-ups.

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Stop Touching Your Face
Stop Touching Your Face

Primers help to keep your makeup on your face longer, but using it alone won’t do much for transfer. It’s a good idea to also set your foundation with finishing powder and yes, there are some good makeup sprays out there that also help. My current fave is

Use a Primer
Use a Primer

Makeup primer is a base for foundation or face makeup that allows it to go on smoother and last longer.