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Before you attempt a flawless makeup application, start with a hydrated canvas. Apply a thin layer of moisturizer onto freshly cleansed skin. For extra benefits, use a product with sunscreen to protect you from the sun's ultraviolet rays. You’ll want the moisturizer to soak into your skin before applying your makeup. So, take five minutes to accessorize your outfit, check your e-mail or make a nutrient-packed power smoothie. Once you’re meticulously moisturized, foundation and powder can help you achieve a flawless face.
Dab concealer onto your problem areas -- including blemishes, under eye circles, dark spots and scars. Use a concealer shade that closely matches your own supple skin tone. Blend the product into your skin using the fingertip of your ring finger. Unless you’re interested in looking like a wrinkled mess as you age, avoid tugging at the skin – just gently blend and dab.
Lay the groundwork for your flawless face by adding streaks of foundation to the major facial points. Whether you use a makeup stick or a sponge, add a streak of foundation over each eyebrow, down the sides of your nose and angled across your cheekbones. Blend the creamy makeup into your skin with your fingers -- the heat from your hands helps melt the makeup into your nearly-perfect palette.
Select the perfect powder for your skin type and color. Skip the white powders unless you’re a fair-skinned porcelain beauty. Most divas need a yellow-based foundation that complements their skin tone. Since you’re looking for a flawless finish, choose loose powder with a sheer formula.
Sprinkle the powder onto a clean, flat surface -- such as a tissue or the inside of the product's cap. This simple step helps you get an even layer of powder on your brush.
Dip the end of a large, fluffy brush into the powder. Tap the brush against your other hand to shake off any excess powder from the bristles. For a flawless complexion, it’s better to apply multiple light layers of powder than to apply a large amount of powder all at once.
Brush the powder onto your face using a gentle circular motion. The brush bristles should sweep over the entire surface of the skin -- from the curve of your hairline to the base of your neck. Re-dip your brush whenever necessary.
Observe your pretty little palette for beauty blunders. A common mistake when applying powder is to brush too much onto your skin. When this happens, your skin tends to look flaky and dry. Fortunately, a quick fix is all you’ll need.
Dampen a makeup sponge with just a bit of water. Gently dab the damp sponge onto the problem areas using very light pressure. You don’t want to remove the makeup from your skin -- you just want to blend the layers into a smooth, seamless finish.
To achieve a flawless face, your powder must remain in perfect condition. To keep the texture right, store your powder outside of the bathroom. The moisture and humidity created by a hot shower can actually cause the powder to clump -- which translates to a cakey texture on your skin.