Look like you have perfect skin—all it takes are these techniques and products. You’ll get an instant glow, and who doesn’t want that? Try them and take your confident self out for the night!
|Perfect Skin Tip 1: Set The Stage|
The initial step to a flawless face is to remove visible flakes with a gentle scrub and apply moisturizer. Wait a minute, then smooth on a primer, which helps the pigments in your foundation and concealer adhere to skin, says Martha Swinton, a makeup artist in New York City. Our pick: Smashbox Photofinish Color Correcting Foundation Primers ($38 each; sephora.com). See additional award winning scrubs and moisturizers in the SHAPE of Beauty Awards 2010.
|Perfect Skin Tip 2: Smooth It Out|
Dampen a wedge sponge and dip it into a full-coverage base like Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation ($30; dermablend.com). Then press it into skin where you need it most. Dot extra concealer over blemishes and blend with the sponge for a flawless face. Find out how to choose the right foundation for you with our top foundation facts.
|Perfect Skin Tip 3: Nix the Shine|
Using a large, fluffy brush, sweep a setting powder like Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Correcting Powder ($14; at drugstores) over to ensure a flawless face. Next, use the brush to apply a touch of your favorite blush. Not sure how to use mineral makeup? Learn how to master mineral makeup in 4 steps.
|Perfect Skin Tip 4: Play Up Your Assets|
"Eye shadow in a warm shade or a slick of a bright lipstick draws attention to your best features—and away from imperfections," says Swinton. It's the quickest and easiest way to fake a flawless face. Try L'Oréal Studio Secrets Metallic Shadow Duo in Shocked ($8; at drugstores), Jane Iredale PureGloss for Lips in Melon ($19; janeiredale.com), and Rouge Dior Lipcolor in Fantastic Plum ($30; sephora.com). Play up your eyes with these dramatic eye makeup tips.