No-makeup look, from France again
* Place a mirror by the best window in the house. There's no better
light than genuine daylight when it comes to applying makeup. (If you
get up before dawn or work at night, practice your routine a few times
in daylight so you can replicate color and placement.)
* Start with an oil-free moisturizer. Apply to the entire face. Let it set a few minutes.
* Select a concealer that gives good coverage. Using a flat,
square-shaped brush, apply it ever-so-delicately directly to the uneven
areas. Let it set a few seconds. Look in the mirror, if you still see
redness or blue tones coming through, repeat the technique. Remember,
you must use a gentle, light touch; you don't want to clump on
concealer. The goal is a light painting of makeup to cover any
* Skip foundation, the layering on of too much product can look artificial.
* If the concealer looks at all rough or dry, take a bit of your
oil-free moisturizer and gently pat it over the concealer. Again, let
it set a few seconds.
* Use a blotting powder with a velour puff to set the concealer
by softly placing it over the area. Don't drag the puff or use a brush
to apply the powder, as you're liable to pull the concealer right off.
Estée Lauder Lucidity Light-Diffusing Concealer SPF8
Contains light-reflecting particles to enhance the look of the skin.
Available: Department stores, EstéeLauder.com
Kryolan Dermacolor Camouflage Cream
Remember, this product must be applied extra sparingly, but the coverage is excellent.
Available: (800) 767-7068
Cle de Peau Beaute Corrective Concealer
Covers spots, freckles and uneven skin tone; provides a beautiful natural finish.
Available: Cle de Peau Counters at fine department stores