PER­FECT FIT

FIND­ING YOUR PER­FECT FOUN­DA­TION IS EAS­IER THAN YOU THINK.

ELLE (Canada) - - Contents -

"Pick three very sim­i­lar shades and. us­ing your fin­ger. swatch along the jaw-line. blend­ing down the neck. When you try three colours in the same fam­ily. it re­ally does show the un­der­tones of the shade and re­veals what looks best on your skin tone." — GRACE LEE, lead makeup artist for May­belline New York in Canada

Foun­da­tion is the un­sung hero of your beauty look. Your red lips and cat eye may get all the at­ten­tion, but con­sider this: “It doesn’t mat­ter what kind of makeup you have on—if the can­vas looks good, the rest of it will too,” says Grace Lee, lead makeup artist for May­belline New York in Canada. And, most im­por­tantly, you’ll feel good. Here’s how to find your per­fect foun­da­tion fit.

FIND “THE ONE”

You want your foun­da­tion to blend into skin in or­der to let your true self shine through. The good news? Find­ing your cor­rect shade is eas­ier than ever. May­belline Fit Me Matte + Pore­less Foun­da­tion line now comes in 40 shades (from Fair Porce­lain to Es­presso) in a va­ri­ety of warm and cool tones. Re­move all your face makeup and test three shades along the jaw line in nat­u­ral light. The shade that dis­ap­pears into your skin is your colour.

BLEND, BLEND, BLEND!

Part of the fun of foun­da­tion is you can ap­ply as much (or as lit­tle!) as you want de­pend­ing on your mood—and all it takes is one easy step. Want some­thing more sheer? Use a damp sponge, blend­ing out from the mid­dle of the face. For full cov­er­age, use a makeup brush.

PLAY MATCH­MAKER

Ex­per­i­ment with your look by mix­ing and match­ing your base with prod­ucts you al­ready have in your makeup bag. Foun­da­tion plus your face cream equals in­stant tinted mois­tur­izer. Or, if you’re feel­ing a dewy look, mix in some rose oil. Fi­nally, for a glowy look à la Gigi Ha­did, add a dab of strob­ing cream to your base. The only rules here are to have fun—and to feel your best!

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.