Before you sweep on that gorgeous cat eye and blot the statement color onto your lips, you have to prep your face. While it’s not the most exciting part of your pampering routine, applying your base makeup is the best way to smooth out blemishes and even out your overall appearance so that your face is fully primed for the fun stuff — in other words, it’s necessary. Below we’re breaking down the process to four essential steps that will help you create a flawless foundation. Use it as your go-to guide for getting ready . . .