If your skin tone is uneven, Jose recommends choosing your foundation shade wisely and varying the application on different parts of your face. “Look at your face to see where you need foundation the most. If your forehead is substantially darker than the rest of your face, get a foundation color between the darkest and the lightest part, just don’t apply as much on the darker areas because it will look ashy,” she says. MDC Tip: If you need help finding a new foundation here’s more on how to find the right foundation for your skin type.
Because blemishes and under eye circles have different undertones—red versus blue—Jose recommends covering them differently. “Apply a warm undertone concealer on top of the foundation for under eye circles and cool tone for blemishes. Finish with a setting powder,” she recommends.
If you’re battling redness all over, “the best solution is to get a green base primer. This would help cancel out the redness in the skin, then you can apply your foundation.” If your redness is only in certain spots, try a color correcting concealer instead. MDC Tip: If the phrase ”color correcting” has you stumped, here’s our expert guide to color correcting concealer.
Jose’s final skin-evening tip may be the most important one of all. “Exfoliate and hydrate the skin. Whether it’s powder, liquid or cream—if your skin is not smooth any foundation you use will look cakey.”
My, oh my, what an even complexion you have!
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