Fake a flawless face

No need for heavy makeup! Help your complexion glow in three steps.

Flawless face
  1. Prep skin. Dot foundation onto your freshly moisturized face, smoothing outward. To find your exact color, try one of the new smart foundations, like CoverGirl TruBlend liquid makeup ($8; at mass retailers), which will match the shade of your skin perfectly.
  2. Cover and brighten. Hide blemishes with a creamy yellow-based concealer, then lighten dark areas with a dab of highlighter. A dual-tip pen, like Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector ($9; at mass retailers), does both, plus it's great for touch-ups on the go. 
  3. Control shine. Dust a light-diffusing translucent powder like Good Skin Soft Reflection illuminating powder ($18; at Kohl's) over the T-zone―nose, chin and forehead―to absorb oil and minimize the appearance of lines and pores.