The Makeup Mission: Perfect Foundation

Learn to apply your makeup base like a pro with help from Makeup Forever experts

If there’s anything harder than finding the perfect red lipstick, it’s finding the perfect-for-you foundation. Whether you’re seeking it in powder, cream, or stick form, in sheer coverage or full, one thing is certain: The ideal color and finish is likely your holy grail of beauty. With nearly 500 foundation products on the shelves today, it’s no surprise that 73% of women say it’s challenging to find the right one.

To make matters worse, your skin’s shade and tone can change up to five times a year—meaning, what could be your skin’s soul mate during the winter months could have you looking ashen in the summer.

MAKE UP FOR EVER wants to help. Celebrity makeup artist Troy Jensen will offer his strokes of genius on Thursday, September 26th (6pm – 9pm) at MAKE UP FOR EVER Robertson, where he’ll be giving complimentary 15-minute foundation lessons.

Can’t make it that day? MAKE UP FOR EVER’s team of pro artists will also be available on Saturday September 28 (12 p.m. – 6 p.m.) at Sephora on Third Street Promenade. During each one-on-one session, seasoned artists will help clients “diagnose” their biggest foundation concerns and then demo some proper complexion application techniques to help you avoid a foundation faux pas.

No appointments are necessary to learn how to fake great skin—just drop by ready to soak it all in.

A native Angeleno, Navdeep Mundi is a Leo, hates cilantro, and has studied beauty products for more than 18 years. She spends her days as a digital media branding specialist and her nights sniffing out slightly quirky yet impeccably pretty things with her German Shepherd, Le Tigre.