How to Get a Flawless Face Without Flaking

Create a flawless face using expert beauty tips.

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If you are prepping for a night out with your girlfriends or for a special evening soiree, you'll want your face to look fabulous and flawless. To paint on the pretty perfectly, you'll need tips to create a smooth beauty look that is goof-proof and flake-free. Whether you are a beauty master or a makeup novice, you can create a fierce and flawless face that is easy to do, effortless and elegant.


Clean your skin with a cleanser formulated for your skin type. Smooth on a non-comedeogenic cleanser if you have sensitive skin. Dry-skin sufferers can clean their skin with a mild cleanser. If you have oily skin, however, use a gel-based cleanser to remove any surface dirt gently.


Plump and hydrate skin with a moisturizer. To create a smooth canvas for your foundation and prevent your makeup from flaking, smooth on a pea-sized amount of moisturizer. Wait at least 10 to 15 minutes before smoothing on the foundation to give your moisturizer time to seep into the skin.


Dot cream or liquid foundation on your cheeks, forehead, nose and chin with your fingers or a cotton swab. Use a small foundation brush to lightly smooth the product on your skin. Set your foundation -- and banish shine -- with a few swipes of translucent powder, applied with a big, fluffy brush.


Create a natural flush on your cheeks with blush. Blend a cream-based blush with the tips of your fingers on the apples of both cheeks. For powdery blush formulas, highlight both cheeks with a quick dusting of powdered blush applied with a big, fluffy brush.


Make your eyes pop with contrasting hues that will make your eyes perfectly pretty. For example: Apply a mauve-colored shadow if you have blue eyes, swipe on glittering gold shadow hues to complement your brown eyes. Green eyes look best in deep hunter green shadows, and green shadow makes hazel eyes shine.


Finish your flawless look with lipstick and mascara. Line lips with a creamy lip pencil in the same hue as your favorite lipstick color. Apply the lipstick on your lips from the tube. Apply a thin coat of clear lip gloss for a dose of high shine. Coat your lashes with two swipes of brown or black mascara to complete the look.

Things You'll Need


1.Cleanser for your skin type

3.Cream or liquid foundation

5.Makeup brush

7.Fluffy blush brush



4.Cotton swab


8.Eye shadow



Tips & Tricks


To banish flaky skin, apply an exfoliating skin treatment to damp skin before bedtime. This gentle scrub with get rid of any dead skin cells that will cause your foundation to flake. If you have normal or sensitive skin, use a scrub with less coarse exfoliants to clean your skin.

To keep your powder-based eye shadow from flaking, apply a pea-sized amount of primer to eyes before you put on the shadow.

Prep your skin for the sun's rays by using a moisturizer with a minimum SPF of 15

Make sure you apply a thin layer of foundation to your face. If you apply too many layers of foundation and powder, your makeup will flake and peel.


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