For your foundation, drop a quarter-size amount of liquid base onto the back of your hand, dip in a damp sponge, and perfect the middle of your face first, where skin is often reddest. Work out toward your ears, skipping eyelids. We like Clinique Even Better Foundation.
For your concealer, Heather Currie, a Los Angeles makeup artist, uses two formulas: a creamy kind for the action-packed eye area, and a drier one to stick to blemishes. She suggests Amazing-Cosmetics Amazing-Concealer (ulta.com) and Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer (barneys.com).