The three things I did differently were to use a primer (usually I don't- I'm lazy), use a green tone to combat redness, and apply concealer.
For the primer, I used L'Oreal Studio Secrets professional primer- which I reviewed some time ago here. I really like it. It's not too silky/slippery as Smashbox can be for me. It's a very whipped mousse like pale pink primer that I see a noticeable difference in my skin texture when I use it. Less pores, lines fade a bit, and my makeup doesn't gum up at all with it. I don't get the water vs. silicone balling that sometimes happens with other primers.
For concealer, I used Ben Nye Creme Highlight in CH-0 Ultralight. I wanted to have a brighter undereye and less puffiness. It really worked!
To give redness the boot, I used Aromaleigh's Vert powder on my cheeks. Rosy cheeks be gone!