Euphoria fans know all too well how powerful an over-the-top makeup look can be. But the show’s lead MUA Doniella Davy knows that it’s not just the bold looks that are show-stopping. When creating star Zendaya’s everyday look (which can best be described as “naturally radiant”), Davy uses the MAC Studio Radiance Face And Body Radiant Sheer Foundation ($35). Plus, it’s one of the star’s favorite foundations.
This foundation has an ultra-light formula that provides sheer yet buildable coverage. It’s water-based, which means that it won’t clog pores and is friendly for all skin types, and packed with hydrating ingredients that give it a “skin-like” finish. Because of this, it’s the perfect pick for anyone who finds traditional foundations to be too thick or heavy for their complexions—it goes on easily, melts immediately into skin, and feels like you’re wearing nothing at all. Plus, it’s got a waterproof formula, which means you don’t have to worry about sweating it off. The foundation available in 30 shades with a range of undertones. For perfect application, Lyne Desnoyers, MAC executive director of makeup artistry, says to use both your fingers and a brush.
Start by “rubbing a small amount between your fingers, like you would with a moisturizer,” she says on the brand’s website. This “allows the foundation to warm up and blend into the skin for a speedier, more seamless finish. Next, use a foundation brush “to blend the foundation evenly into your complexion. Then, using only the tip of the brush, build more coverage onto your targeted areas.”
You can also apply it to your body. “Apply in soft strokes across the body for a filtered-skin effect—the perfect technique for those speedy mornings when you want to look fresh in no time,” says Desnoyers.
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