Let’s face it not all of us “woke up like this,” some of us have stellar products to thank for that faux flawless glow. I’ve been able to achieve a truly flawless foundation thanks to the help of a three-step process and products from Smashbox, Colorescience, and Make Up For Ever.
Step 1: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
Free of silicone, alcohol, and oil, this priming spritz offers skin long-lasting hydration and electrolytes to keep it plump and keep makeup looking fresh all day. Even if you don’t want to wear makeup, the spray, when stored in the fridge gives skin a cooling, instant pick-me-up! $32; smashbox.com
Step 2: Colorescience: Even Up Clinical Pigment Perfector with SPF 50
This tinted diffuser helps to even skin tone, reduce the appearance of pores and imperfections, and offers stellar mineral-based SPF protection year-round. I apply it while the primer water is still wet on my face so that it blends in easily, leaving my skin primed and perfected. Thanks to the skin-brightening complex LUMIRA, this product actually helps to improve the skin tone over time. $120; colorescience.com
Step 3: Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation
For those times when you need a foundation that won’t budge reach for this! Created for makeup artists working on film and TV projects, this foundation gives you a sheer, airbrushed complexion. The lightweight formula features hyaluronic spheres to keep skin looking fresh all day or all night long and 40 shades to match every skin tone. $43; makeupforever.com