mature, exfoliating should be an integral part of your skin care regime.
Again wait a minute for your primer/moisturizer to absorb and settle before applying your foundation.
foundation in the hairline – yuck!
attention to the area that your trying to hide. Always conceal after foundation!
Foundation textures for skin types
Choosing the right foundation for your skin type is also important, it also depends on the type of finish you want.
Opt for a tinted moisturizer or BB cream, these are great for all skin types, especially drier and more mature skin, you can use directly onto your skin or on top of your daily moisturizer (I like to use op top for added hydration & shine)
Great or normal, mature and drier skin types, these can have a high sheen, which personally I love, but you may wish to use powder down the t-zone. I love the Hourglass ‘Illusion’ Tinted Moisturizer – it’s a lot heavier than a tinted Moisturizer, actually more like a liquid foundation. Very reflective, not ideal for bridal as could create to much ‘bounce’. Hyaluronic Filling Spheres to help minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – so fancy!
Ok, so you just want you skin to look like…. Er Skin! I get it, Again I would chose a liquid foundation, it’s the most natural looking, no reflection particles, with a medium lightweight texture – try something like – Dior’s Star foundation it has a beautiful creamy constancy, its long lasting and is buildable. Great
for Normal skin types.
A liquid foundation is best, this will give you a heavier coverage, you can also try using a stick foundation – Bobbi brown stick foundations are fantastic – apply with a flat foundation brush in downward motions towards the hairline and down the neck. (we all have tiny hairs on our
face, so if you don’t go in the direction of these downy hairs you can draw
attention to them with this heavier type of foundation. Great for – blemished
skin or those who want a fuller coverage. If you are oily, try an oil free
foundation like MAC’s studio fix liquid.
Cream to powder foundations are great for this, apply with a sponge (often provided – make sure you wash at least once a week to avoid bacteria buildup – shampoo is fine) Again Oil free foundations are best – these work best with oily skin.
A dewy skin is a modern skin, gone are the days of the 100% matte faces that we saw in the 90’s, I myself was partial to a heavy dusting of Max Factors pressed powder in Transpacncy (was definitely not transparent! que my orange teenage face Lol) Powder can be an essential part of the kit for most girls (and some boys) but using to much can make your face look flat, over made up and it can age you dramatically.
Opt for a powder that is colourless . If you use a powder that has colour or pigment in it, you run the risk of getting that over made up, orangey face – never a good look! (if only I could go back and tell my 16 year old self this) Also you can re-apply a clear powder throughout the day without it adjusting
your foundation colour. (also great for TV makeup)
Of course pigmented powders have there place – they are fantastic to use alone (without foundation) I love the MAC Mineralize powders for a quick on the go base – just don’t use them with a liquid foundation.
Use a smaller brush than you think – try using a small fluffy blending brush and just powder the forehead, nose and chin, leave the cheeks to glow naturally. I love MAC’s #224 brush for this.
Powders I love Shu Uemura’s Face Architect – in colourless (loose) MAC Prep & Prime powder – (pressed & loose)
NARS – Light Reflecting powder (pressed & loose) – this is also amazing to use under the eyes to set concealer – so fine and also light reflective – be careful not to over use if using for bridal or where flash
photography is being used.
MAC Studio Sculpt – $52
Texture – Gel like, but goes on the skin like silk.Coverage – medium, but builable if you want more coverage.Finish – SatinSkin Types – All * Great for evening makeup, Brides and on Photo shoots.
MAC Face and Body – $60Texture – very thin liquid Coverage – Sheer Finish – Dewy Skin types – All *This looks amazing on, if you have great skin, it’s lightweight it feels like a second skin, great for photo shoots, or brides that want a very sheer base. Tip – squeeze a 5 cent coin amount into palms of hands, rub hands together and apply to face like moisturizer, the texture will change as it sets in place!
Dior Capture Totale SPF15 – $108Texture – Liquid, goes on really well, absorbs into skin with ease.Coverage – Medium Finish – Natural Satin Skin types – Mature, Dry skin *Great for mature skins, contains moisturizers, skin looks brighter.
Georgio Amani Luminous Skin – $59
Texture – silky Liquid – glides on beautifully to the skin! Coverage – Light but buildable coverage Finish – Natural Skin type – All * This truly is a beautiful foundation, great for all skin types, perfect for brides.
Revlon Photo Ready Foundation
Texture – Liquid – OIL FREE Coverage – light – medium Finish – natural, light reflective .Skin type – Normal skins great for oily/combination skins as oil free! *Excellent foundation, really reasonable price, great finish, blends well. A great 1st foundations, blends easily
Benefit – Some kinda Gorgeous – $29
Texture – cream to powder (use a brush or puff to apply) glides on beautifully Coverage – medium Finish – Semi matteSkin Types – Normal skins. Excellent value for money, this is great for a quick application of touch up, come in a cute package with a mirror – would make an ideal first foundation. Downfall is it only comes in 3 shades!
Photography // Rhyees Wedes
Hair & Makeup // Nicola Johnson