How To Get Perfect-Looking Skin

by Stephanie Montes

Let’s be real, we’re not all born with flawless skin, but that doesn’t mean we can’t attain it with the right products and the proper techniques. Here, we show you how to get a gorgeous complexion in six easy steps using a few of our favorite Clinique products including 3-Step Skincare Routine and new Superbalanced Silk Makeup SPF 15. Prepare for endless compliments.

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A Compliment-Worthy Complexion

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1. Cleanse

Perfect-looking makeup starts with a clean face. Try Clinique's Sonic Deep-Cleansing Brush with their Liquid Facial Soap daily cleanser to slough off dead skin, deep-clean pores and brighten. Pat dry with a towel—dragging it across your skin will cause irritation.

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2. Exfoliate

Follow your daily cleansing routine with a toner. Soak a cotton pad with Clinique Clarifying Lotion and sweep it across your entire face (don't forget the neck) for refined pores, fresh skin and an even exfoliate.

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3. Moisturize

Now it's time to put the dew back into your skin. Apply the iconic Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream on your entire face in upward motions. You never want to pull your skin downward—it can cause premature wrinkles.

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4. Blend

Give your skin light, fresh coverage by dotting the Superbalanced Silk Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 onto your cheeks, nose, chin and forehead (just the right amount for a natural look) and blending with a damp makeup sponge.

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5. Conceal

Once your skin looks fresh, use Clinique's Airbrush Concealer to brighten under-eye circles and hide imperfections. A dot on dark areas and breakouts is all you need. Don't forget to blend with your sponge for a flawless finish.

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6. Set

Once everything is in place, use Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder to set your foundation. Pay close attention to the T-zone and concealed areas. Now you're ready! Go out and turn some heads.