Ever wish you could have the makeup artists from backstage at Fashion Week doing your makeup? Allure has the next best thing with these foundation tips straight from the pros.
Foundation can do wonders to mask some of our biggest skin issues, but successfully blurring the lines isn't always as fun as Robin Thicke makes it sound. When your complexion is spackled with redness, uneven skin tone, scars, and dark spots, it's easy to forget that you don't actually need a mound of coverage to hide it all. In fact, getting a base that looks natural starts before you even dip into your makeup bag: exfoliate first, then moisturize. "I massage moisturizer into the skin and really get the blood flowing," says makeup artist Pat McGrath. Here are more tricks from the pros on the ins and outs of applying every type of foundation.