Ace of base
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.