Create flawless skin

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Create flawless skin

If you get the basics right, the rest will follow - go fresh-faced and fancy free in just a few, simple steps with SEVENTEEN

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How-to create a flawless foundation base

When you have a smooth, flawless base you've got the skin-confidence to take on the world! We show you how to use the right products together to achieve that long-lasting, airbrushed finish - primer and foundation are the perfect partners so get the basics right and the rest will follow (attention-grabbing lipstick optional!)

1. Apply a primer to create a smooth base

A primer helps to create the perfect surface for your foundation. It helps to reduce the appearance of pores while keeping your make-up in place for longer. Apply a pea-sized amount in gentle, sweeping motions moving outwards from the centre of your face.

No7 Airbrush Away Primer 30ml
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2. Apply a perfecting foundation with a brush, blending outwards

Now that you've created a smooth surface, primer's best friend, foundation, has a great base to stick to. A foundation brush helps to keep excess oil from your fingers from affecting the finish of your foundation and the soft bristles create that airbrushed effect. Simply buff and blend outwards and your primer will help it to stay in place for longer.

No7 Airbrush Away Foundation 30ml
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3. Hide any dark circles with an illuminating concealer. Blend gently

Under your eye, apply your concealer in an upside down triangle shape. An illuminating concealer contains light-reflecting particles that brighten the under-eye area, helping you to look bright-eyed and wide awake (coffee also helps!)

Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer
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4. Dab concealer over any blemishes and set with powder

Tap gently to blend concealer over any perfections. By setting with a touch of translucent powder, you're helping it to stay in place all day, enhancing your long-lasting flawless base.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
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5. Sweep blusher over the apples of your cheeks

A pop of colour on your cheekbones will add warmth and dimension to your flawless base. Sweep a touch of blusher outwards from your cheekbones - smile to see where it should be applied! Adding a sweep of bronzer under your cheekbones will also enhance your face shape with a subtle contouring effect.

No7 Perfectly Bronzed Mosaic Bronzer
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6. Highlight your cheekbones, nose, Cupid's bow and chin

Apply your highlighter to the areas on your face that the sun would naturally hit. This works with your contouring to add dimension and a healthy glow to your flawless base. You're now ready to complete the rest of your makeup look and rock your flawless finish!

SEVENTEEN Skin Wow Primer
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