I usually just dab moisturizer on my nose, cheeks, forehead and chin and then follow it with a smaller dab of foundation on the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin, then blend with a sponge. Follow with concealer on the spots you need and finish with a swip of powder, bronzer. This creates a really natural look. The trick is just not to use too much. The moisturizer creates a more natural look as well, not so matte.