Flawless complexions have never been more on trend, so here’s our guide to getting a #nofilter finish with celebrity make-up artist Carly Hobbs…

PRIME TIME

If you don’t use a primer before you apply foundation, you should start doing it now. ‘Think of primer as an invisible, smoothing layer that gives your make-up something to hold on to,’ says Carly Hobbs, make-up artist and author of Supermodel Tips.

LAY THE FOUNDATIONS

Start creating a flawless base with your foundation of choice. ‘Always go for a less-is-more application technique,’ explains Carly. ‘Use a stiff foundation brush to apply a little product, working from the nose outwards, then buff over it with a soft stippling brush to blend your base and give it a smooth finish. This method helps foundation go further, too.’

COVER-UP

‘Deal with any blemishes after you’ve applied your foundation – your base will have started the cover-up job nicely,’ says Carly. Use your fingertips to pat the concealer gently over the problem areas, so that you don’t wipe away your layer of foundation.

POWDER PUFF

Carly considers face powder a total saviour. ‘It helps set your make-up in place, so it won’t slip off during the day,’ she says. Pressed powder offers added coverage to foundation, while loose powder is lighter and good for dusting over the T-zone and around the nose to help prevent shine.

SPRAY & GO FOR A FLAWLESS FINISH

Once you’re happy – and you’ve applied the rest of your make-up – use a setting spray to keep everything in place. Carly also suggests misting over your face post-primer and pre-foundation to help give extra hold.

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