When you want to clean your face, you usually wash it first and then put some moisturizer. And in order to lessen the fine lines, you apply it with upward strikes. You may think that you can use that type of strokes when applying foundation or powder as well, but it’s actually the opposite. In that case you have to use downward strokes. The reason for this are the little hairs on human face. They tend to grow downwards, and that’s why this is the direction you need to use to apply your makeup. Otherwise you’ll only achieve the so-called “peach fuzz”, and you’ll make those little hairs more noticeable.