The Secret To Flawless Skin From New York Fashion Week Fall 2012

We're on the scene at New York Fashion Week to learn only the best beauty secrets from the pros backstage. What's on the top of our list of need-to-know mysteries? How do all these hurried, stressed-out models run from show to show and walk the catwalk with the most flawless, gorgeous-looking skin known to woman-kind?

It's not that they necessarily have gorgeous skin, it's all about the makeup application. Sephora PRO Beauty Team Lead Makeup Artist Jose Rivera says the secret to an impeccable-looking face is the tools and the layering of textures.

To create the look of perfect skin with makeup, he starts with an application of tinted moisturizer using a sponge. "While brushes are great, if you're using a tool that mimics your skin [like a sponge], it's going to look more natural, like your skin," says Rivera. Next, he applies a mineral powder on top for coverage. And finally, the most important step, he sprays Make Up Forever Mist & Fix, $27 all over the face which hydrates, sets any emollients from foundation, and keeps makeup from moving. "When you spray it on top of makeup, not only will the makeup not move, but the skin looks like skin again, and you still have coverage," says Rivera.

Stay tuned for more pictures from New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 and a video on how to prep your skin before applying makeup.

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