Beauty Buzz: Ask Amy

Dear Amy,

You recommend pressed powder foundation for those of us with oily skin, but when I apply it with the enclosed sponge, it looks so thick and cakey. Am I doing something wrong?

Dear Confused,

Years ago I learned a great trick from a makeup artist – always apply powder foundation with a big fluffy brush, and do so VERY lightly. You want to stop when you still think you need a little more. Trust me, as the powder “sets” it will sink in and melt into a nice, lightweight but polished finish. Keep the sponge, but only use it to cover up a pesky pimple. Good luck!