8 Foundation Secrets Only Beauty Editors Know

Faith Xue
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Being a beauty editor comes with certain expectations. You must love makeup, obviously. You should probably be able to convey your passion for beauty via the written word (and hopefully with a sprinkle of some witty panache). Possessing product junkie tendencies is a plus. You do not, however, need to be skilled with the makeup brush—we’re writers, not artists, after all. And yet, we’ve found that our very average makeup skills have indeed increased exponentially as the years go by. Call it a side effect of the job, or perhaps just a natural result of researching beauty tips from dusk until dawn, but we’re now quite the pros at handling a foundation brush (or beauty sponge, depending which #team you're on).

With that in mind, we thought it was time to share some of our secrets with the general public—starting with foundation. Ever wonder why beauty editors always have good skin? Because we know how to fake it—and fake it well. (Just don’t tell.)

Keep scrolling for eight foundation secrets beauty editors swear by!

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