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…
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.’
‘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.
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.