When it comes to wearing foundation, the trend now is making it look like your skin, but better. The foundation should blend seamlessly while covering any marks, blemishes or other imperfections, but without anyone really knowing that you’re wearing foundation. But we know that’s easier said than done. Which is why we asked Alex T, internationally published fashion and beauty makeup artist and CLEO Beauty Hall of Fame 2019 judge, to break down exactly what you need to do to ensure your foundation looks natural.

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Her first tip?

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