Even, natural-looking foundation that covers up redness and flaws but doesn't look caked on or fake is the desired basis of any makeup look. But it just so happens that the rudimentary skill of applying foundation evenly is one of the hardest for women to master.
So if you've never applied foundation before or if you need some pointers on perfecting your application, check out this makeup tutorial for Foundation 101.
Remember, caked-on foundation is 'human error' - you caked that on your skin! By applying too much initially. So this 17min in-depth video talks about proper way to match your foundation, prep & priming the skin, preferred application technique on applying cream foundation, and setting tips. This also applies to mousse, gels, and tube foundations.