After you moisturize, spread on a light primer with silica, which has a filling effect. A foundation that's creamy and moisturizing won't settle into fine lines and wrinkles, but use it sparingly—the more you add, the more pronounced lines will look.
Pick Foundation Wisely
Choose a liquid foundation with silicone. Avoid luminous or matte ones (they make the skin appear either too moist or too flat to be natural), and instead look for the words "lightweight," "sheer," or "invisible."
Find Your Shade
To find a foundation that matches your complexion, test the color on your neck. Your skin tone is more uniform there than it is on your face, so you'll wind up with a shade that's just right. You'll also avoid that dreaded demarcation along the jawline.
Dab on six dime-size dots of foundation: two on your forehead, one each on the tip and along the sides of your nose, and the last on your chin. Using two fingers, spread the color over your forehead, down your nose, across your cheeks, over your chin, and along the sides of your face. Always blend down or sideways—never up—to prevent foundation from catching in peach fuzz.
Use Your Fingers
Blend the liquid toward the perimeter of your face. It will get sheerer as you move closer to your hairline and jaw, preventing any harsh lines.
Diffuse With a Sponge
Tap a clean, damp makeup sponge around the nose, over wrinkles, and anywhere your base is noticeable to remove excess that could crease or emphasize lines.
With a fine-tipped brush, dab a solid concealer over blemishes or dark spots that are still visible.
Get rid of redness with a yellow-based foundation. Smooth it over any discoloration with your fingers, and then blur the edges with a damp makeup sponge.
Hide undereye circles with a creamy formula, tapping it on with your ring finger.
Powder Your Nose (And Your Cheeks, and Your Forehead...)
Be sure to use USDA Certified Organic Skin Care products before applying your makeup for best results.