If you regularly wear foundation, you know that keeping your skin looking fresh all day is a struggle. Between humidity, sweat, and inevitably touching your face throughout the day, your makeup is just not going to look as good at 5pm as it did at 9am. But Kendall Jenner’s makeup artist, Mary Phillips, just revealed her trick to freshening up foundation — without adding more.
If your makeup is looking a little worse for wear, Phillips recommends grabbing your moisturizer. “I take some moisturizer, put it on the back of my hand, use a fluffy brush and buff the skin with it,” she told Refinery29. “It’s basically like a Magic Eraser and rehydrates makeup without completely removing anything.”
While you might be cringing at the thought of applying moisturizer on top of your makeup, you’re really just adding a little hydration back into your foundation and reviving the formula. On the other hand, adding another layer of foundation can leave you looking cake-y and creased.
Plus, Phillips is Jenner’s go-to makeup artist and the talent behind her signature glow and natural-looking makeup, so we trust her.
Moisturizer is clearly an all-purpose product for Phillips, as she also revealed that she tends to opt for it in place of traditional highlighters, too. “The whole point of highlighter is getting that pop of shine, not a stripe,” she says. “You don’t really want to see the highlighter, more a glow from within.”
(This is also a popular technique used by makeup artist and Instagram beauty guru Katie Jane Hughes, who loves to use Weleda Skin Food for a natural-looking glow.)
Phillips says she typically uses Crème de La Mer on Kendall Jenner, but you definitely don’t need to drop $300 on a moisturizer for this technique to be effective. Really, anything you have on hand will do the trick.
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