#1. Skin Prep
“No matter how amazing your foundation is, it will look disgust-o if you haven’t properly exfoliated, moisturized and primed your skin,” says O’Connor.
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How should you be applying makeup, you ask? “Not with your fingers,” answers O’Connor. She suggests applying foundation with a synthetic foundation brush. Try the Giorgio Armani Designer Foundation Expert Shaping Brush for flawless application.
Make sure to use a good blending tool for buffing out that makeup. O’Connor recommends the Giorgio Armani Blender Brush. “Blend (your foundation) out, and when you think you’ve finished, blend some more! Then apply your cream concealer, contour product and highlighter right over your foundation and blend them out too,” says O’Connor. She also recommends using a makeup sponge, as it will make your skin appear airbrushed. “Dampen it and then dab it over your foundation to work makeup in and soften the contrast between shades,” she says.
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#4. Set It
The final step is to set your makeup to ensure long-lasting wear! “Dust on a light setting powder when your makeup application is finished .