How much coverage do I need?
Foundation is not the be-all and end-all when it comes to coverage. It can’t and shouldn’t be used to cover everything. to disguise redness, spots, psoriasis, scars or eczema, you should use a concealer for 80% of the coverage and your base for the other 20%. Don’t EVER use your foundation as a blanket cover.
but what about visible broken veins? try using a light base along with a thicker concealer, such as the Vichy Dermablend SOS Corrector Concealer Stick, £15. If you suffer from redness, then a green corrector (we like Erborian’s new CC Red Correct SPF 25, £17 for 15ml) can help counter it and then, after the corrector has sunk in, you can layer your base on top.
If you’re looking to disguise really problematic skin, then you may want to use a higher-coverage foundation paired with Laura Mercier’s classic long-lasting concealer, Secret Camouflage, £27.50, patted on top. It really does last and last!
For those lucky enough to have blemish-free skin, you should opt for a lightweight formula.