Foun­da­tion FOOT­NOTES

Strug­gling to find your foun­da­tion fit? Use these tips to help get your best base ever.

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Don’t test on your hand. Use your jaw­line. The shade that ‘dis­ap­pears’ into your skin is your colour.

Can’t reap­ply dur­ing the day? Try long-last­ing for­mu­las. They of­fer the best all-day cov­er­age.

Don’t ap­ply it like mois­turiser. Use a small amount. Start at your nose and work out­wards—you’ll never get tide lines this way.

Feel like foun­da­tion gives you a chalky com­plex­ion? You need a more hy­drat­ing for­mula, and al­ways ap­ply primer first.

Suf­fer se­ri­ous shine? Ditch the liq­uid ones and go for a com­pact foun­da­tion in­stead. The con­sis­tency is nat­u­rally heav­ier, so it eas­ily con­ceals ex­cess oil.

Foun­da­tions can cause sen­si­tive skin to break out. Switch to a min­eral foun­da­tion (in ei­ther pow­der or liq­uid form) to nix any ir­ri­ta­tion.

Lucky enough to have great skin? Ditch foun­da­tion and use tinted cream in­stead. Or mix base and mois­turiser in equal pro­por­tions for a su­per sheer coat.

1 1 Revlon ColorS­tay Ac­tive Light Makeup with SPF 25, ` 675. This for­mula doesn’t budge, mean­ing your base will be in the ex­act same place till


5 2 Mary Kay Com­pact Box with Min­eral Pressed Pow­der, ` 750. A true min­eral com­pact is not just good for your skin, it’s also free of any


4 3 Lancôme Teint Mir­a­cle Foun­da­tion, ` 2,800. This con­cealer for­mula is light-weight and lu­mi­nous

with the prom­ise to be­come a cult prod­uct.

3 4 Deb­o­rah Mi­lano 25 Ore Per­fect Foun­da­tion with Anti-Shine, ` 650. This foun­da­tion is ace for any­one with oily skin. It’s also per­fect for mid­day




Estée Lauder Face Primer Plus Il­lu­mi­nat­ing

Base, ` 1,730. Lightre­flect­ing par­ti­cles make for a com­plex­ion that pos­i­tively glows in


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