STEP 1: Start With Primer
“In order to speed up your complexion perfection, don’t skip primer,” says Fournier. “A good primer will help smooth out your skin and allow makeup to glide on and blend easier and faster, not to mention last all day.” If redness is a concern, Fournier recommends trying a color-correcting cream, which can double as primer, too. Check out the NYX Professional Makeup Color Correcting Liquid Primer
, which comes in five color-correcting shades.
STEP 2: Apply Foundation
“Next, apply a sheer-to-medium-coverage foundation,” says Fournier. “Blend out with your fingers, then pat it in from your hairline to your jawline. This presses the product into your skin and gives you the most natural finish.” Avoid a full-coverage foundation because that requires blending skills and can take a lot of time. Two formulas we love are the Dermablend Smooth Liquid Camo Foundation
for medium coverage and the Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Foundation
for light coverage.