1.Foundation. The key is perfection yet still dewy. Remember that old matte look? It's out. Nothing will outdate your look quicker.....The trick? Mix a little bit of loose powder into your foundation on the back of your hand. What it does is 'soak up' any oil and turns any foundation into a matte....apply only where needed, but most likely down the t-zone. Remember, a fully covered foundation face is out and will age you by 10 years. Be sure to blend backwards towards the ears and concentrate down the front of your face.

2. Next, color. Cream blush, dotted on the apples of the cheeks. Don't forget to "smile" and blended back towards the ear so it looks real. Then dot a little on the lips, color permitting of course. And even on the eyelids, blended of course. If you really want to feel healthier and younger, a dewy look that's believable is the key.

3. Are you happier with powdered blush? Then apply cream blush first on cheeks, and then a little bit of colored blush on top....it'll take longer, but by setting with blush rather than powder, you can check off a step.

4. For eyes, apply your eye shadow on wet. Use toner that's alcohol free, an Eyeliner Sealer or just plain old water. Use a sponge applicator or a eyeshadow brush and brush on a light layer of toner/water across the eyelid or in the crease over the eyeshadow. Trick is to mist the eye shadow, not drench it. Or dampen the applicator/brush first and then pick up your color. That way, you avoid drenching the product and possibly even ruining it. You'll pick up the right amount of color....then apply....

5. Lips next.... grab a pencil, either eye or lip if the color works. Neaten up the lip line, or even fill in to darken a bit. Rather use lipstick? Dot a bit of liquid powder or loose powder on lips first, then apply color in the middle of the mouth and blend outwards...then apply your pencil. Your pencil will keep it on actually better than if you apply it last. Then take a Kleenex, and press a layer over your lips with the mouth closed. You should get a great lip kiss on your Kleenex.....the key to lips staying on. Because it's the 'excess' that will bleed and come off.....

6. Lip gloss....on the middle of the mouth, just "kiss", and dot on the
middle of both lips and even on the cheekbones as highlighter. Try the
eyebrow bone for a nice shimmer. You can try a a shimmery gold lipgloss for evening. Lip gloss too shiny? Use your chapstick instead.


So what's the secret to keeping makeup from fading in humid summer months? It's the light dusting of powder first. A photography makeup trick for models that's great when they're standing under hot lights, or even in the heat. I know it works. I just got back from a shoot in Arizona, where it was 117 degrees....