How To Have Flawless Skin Without Working For It

So this is your year; you’ve already invested into a new skincare regimen and vowed to stick with it for every day of 2015 – only 360 more to go! But if your skin is still dealing with the aftermath of last year’s bad habits (like sleeping with your makeup on and skipping your daily moisturizer – and no, you’re not alone) we got a few makeup tips that make your complexion look like you’ve been sticking to your resolutions year after year. Find out how to have flawless skin without trying too hard, at least until your good habits start to set in.

Fake It 'Till You Make It

Translucent Loose Setting Powder

$37

Laura Mercier

Go Incognito

We always recommend starting with a good primer but if you don’t have one handy, dust a light veil of translucent powder on your entire face before applying your foundation. It settles into pores and fine lines and masks them for a smoother-looking canvas.

Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush

$32

Tarte

Something To That Effect

A dense makeup brush might look like it’s made for applying powders but they can actually be used with liquid foundation to achieve an airbrushed effect. Pump a dollop onto the back of your hand and use the brush to buff it into the skin beginning at the center of the face and working outward in small circular motions.

The Original Beautyblender

$20

BeautyBlender

Blurred Lines

Don’t get caught settling. Tap a clean, damp makeup sponge around the nose, under the eyes, over crow’s-feet, laugh lines and anywhere else your foundation can settle into and crease. This removes excess buildup and leaves behind a flawless complexion.

Glow Highlighter In Polish

$16

Topshop

Rain Or Shine

Look like you are glowing from within, even when you're feeling under the weather. A touch of shine makes skin look hydrated, healthy and youthful. Give your complexion a dewy finish by dabbing a cream highlighter on the cheekbones, brow bones, Cupid’s bow and inner corners of the eyes.

The Makeup Finishing Spray

$29

Skindinavia

Finish Strong

Now that you look like a million bucks, make sure you don’t lose it throughout the day. Finish off your look with a spritz of setting spray. Not only does it hydrate your skin, it locks in your makeup all day with an invisible shield.