We all strive for flawless-looking skin and what ultimately determines this is our foundation. Achieve a perfect complexion by following these 3 steps.
- FIND YOUR FORMULA
Identify your skin type.
Do you have oily/combination, dry, normal or sensitive skin? Your skin type may change throughout the year, depending on seasons.
If your skin is oily/combination, an oil-free, water-based liquid foundation is best. These foundations will absorb oil and even out your skin, leaving you with a matte, smooth finish. For dry skin, choose a liquid or stick foundation. The creamy consistency will deliver moisture into the skin and boost hydration. For the lucky ones with normal skin, you can wear any foundation. A sheer liquid foundation or tinted moisturiser are our best picks. Finally, if you’re the sensitive type, a mineral powder is for you. They are perfect for concealing acne or discolouration, like uneven skin tone or redness.
- MEET YOUR MATCH
Apply a line of foundation along your jawline. This takes into account the colour of your neck, as it is usually paler than your face. The right shade should disappear or recede against your skin colour. Generally all department stores will have a trained makeup artist to do your colour match for you.
- APPLY IT LIKE A PROFESSIONAL
When it comes to applying your foundation, it is important to note that different formulas require different application methods. For liquids, creams and mousse a foundation brush or cosmetic sponge will buff and blend your foundation evenly and flawlessly. Loose powders should be applied using a soft, fluffy brush or an ultra-soft velour puff. Always ensure your face is clean and moisturised before applying your foundation.