- After moisturizing, apply an illuminating primer, like Benefit's That Gal ($28), to boost your skin's radiance. Using a primer of this sort will also make your makeup look smoother and brighter.
- Next, using a dampened sponge, apply a light, brilliant-finish foundation, such as Laura Mercier's Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer ($42). Optional: to give the skin a warm glow, apply a cream blush in a peachy shade.
- Use blotting paper to lightly dab away excess moisturizer, and then set your makeup with a finely milled powder only where needed. Optional: spritz on a makeup setting spray, such as Urban Decay's Dew Me ($29), to refresh the look throughout the day.