First off, cancel out any redness. “The ingredients in your makeup must be soothing,” says Nathan. He recommends starting off with Clinique’s new Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Power , which has calming ingredients like mushroom and puff-fighters like caffeine.
Next up, “Makeup slides on oily skin, so apply mattifying products to control shine,” like Cover FX Clearprep FX primer. If your skin runs on the dry side, Nathan likes Stila’s Hydrating Primer.Lastly, unless you really need it, skip the powder – especially if you’ve got normal to dry skin. “Powder can look cakey on dry skin,” he says. Instead, blot off too much shine with Boscia’s makeup-saving blotting linens.