We're no stranger to the tribulations of wearing foundation... especially during the summer. But what is the correct way to apply it? Over the years we've used different brushes, different textures, and different formulas all with mediocre results. Luckily, we've finally figured it out: How to look fresh faced (but not shiny!) even on the balmiest of days.

The best part? You'll never look cakey again. Say hello to your simple, clean, and even complexion in just easy four steps.

1: Test foundation color on face to make sure it blends with your skin.

2: Apply oil free primer.

3: Apply mattifying foundation.

4: Last, set with powder to keep in place.

Makeup artist: Andreana Ellerby; Shot in Ammon Carver Studio in NYC; Video shot and edited by 811media

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