Ace of base

Your Family - - Beauty -

The suc­cess of achiev­ing a nat­u­ral, ‘no makeup’ look usu­ally comes down to your choice of foun­da­tion. If you feel you need a foun­da­tion rather than just a tinted cream for a lit­tle more cov­er­age, make sure you match it as closely as pos­si­ble to your nat­u­ral skin tone. Ask an as­sis­tant in the store if you aren’t sure which shade you need. Be­fore ap­ply­ing your foun­da­tion, put on a thin layer of a good qual­ity primer like glomin­er­als Face Primer, R362, to en­sure your make-up goes on evenly.

For the best cov­er­age, use a liq­uid or mousse foun­da­tion, like CA­TRICE 24H Made to Stay Make up, R144.95, or essence Soft Touch Mousse Makeup, R79.95, ap­ply­ing spar­ingly. Avoid a ‘caked-on’ look and don’t be afraid to let your nat­u­ral skin show through – your foun­da­tion shouldn’t be used as con­cealer. Con­cealer should be ap­plied to prob­lem ar­eas, such as dark cir­cles un­der the eyes, but not to ev­ery blem­ish or mark. Nat­u­ral-look­ing skin – freck­les, blem­ishes and all – looks much fresher and more youth­ful than skin buried un­der make-up that is bound to feather or be­come oily dur­ing the day.

For lighter cov­er­age, use a sheer base like glomin­er­als Sheer Tint Base, R560. Cover burst blood ves­sels or dis­coloura­tion in the eye­lids with CA­TRICE Prime & Fine Eye­shadow Base, R69.95, and large, stub­born blem­ishes with VICHY Der­mablend SOS Cover stick,R260.

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