When she's not working with big names like Emily Blunt and Mandy Moore, celebrity makeup artist Jenn StreicherВ is part of the Laura Mercier Makeup Artist Collective, and she's agreed to share her expertise with us via our new Ask an Artist series. Need help selecting the best foundation for your skin type? Want to master a three-minute eye makeup look? Come back every month for a unique beauty lesson from a pro.
One of the eternal battles weВ face is getting our makeup to stay put-through anything. After all, what good isВ foundation if it can't stand up toВ humid weather,В pouring rain, or just a long day at the office. According to celebrity makeup artist Jenn Streicher, not good at all. It all comes down to how you prep your skin and set your makeup. вЂњPrimer is like a canvas; it smooths out your complexion and acts asВ an adhesive forВ your foundation.вЂќ But primer isn't the only essential step to keeping your foundation fresh all day. Streicher breaks it down for us using her go-to Laura MercierВ products in the video below.
1. PrimerLaura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance $38Shop
вЂњI truly feel primer extends the wear of your foundation,вЂќ says Streicher. There are a variety of types available, so be sure to find one that's right for your skin type-whether you need something more hydrating, mattifying, or even luminizing. BlendВ it onto yourВ T-zone and massageВ outward and over the rest of your face using your fingers.
2. FoundationLaura Mercier Flawless Fusion $48Shop
вЂњEveryone has their own preference of how to put on foundation, but I like using a brush, a sponge, and my fingers,вЂќ saysВ Streicher. Start by dabbing a bit of product onto your cheeks and blend outward with a wet sponge. Then,В concentrate on yourВ T-zone. Make sure to keep this layer very thin. вЂњIf you want fuller coverage, go back in and use a foundation brush to pat the product in.вЂќВ
3. Setting PowderLaura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder $38Shop
Finally, reach for a translucent setting powder. вЂњThisВ step is the most important,вЂќ explains Streicher, but often the most overlooked.В Start byВ tapping a little loose setting powder into the lid of the container. Then fold the Velour PuffВ ($15)В in half and roll it in the powder, picking it up onto the applicator. Make sure the puff is evenly saturated by massaging the powder in and tapping off any excess. WithВ the puff still folded in half, press and roll it onto skin-this ensures that you're not moving your foundation or concealer out of place.
Adding these steps to your routine will only take a few extra minutes and will keep your makeup looking fresh and flawless all day long. Seems necessaryВ to us! В В
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