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The ultimate guide to...

Buying Foundation

Finding the right foundation can be every girl's beauty-mare. There's so much to think about. What is your skin type? Are you oily? Dry? Combination? What type of coverage do you want? Full coverage? A sheer complexion? Natural radiance? To help you here's a pick of the best to help you achieve a dewy flawless canvas.

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Tinted Moisturisers

Tinted moisturizers are a great option if you don't need a lot of coverage but do want to even out your skin tone and relieve dry skin. The slight hint of foundation gives just the right amount of colour coverage whilst the moisturising formula nourishes, softens and protects the skin.

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Liquid Foundations

Liquid foundation is a popular option as the smooth silk like consistency glides effortlessly onto the skin and easily blends.

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Cream Foundations

Cream foundations come in a compact or stick and are a great handbag must-have if you're on-the-go. Both options not only act as a foundation but can be used as a concealer and corrector to even out the skin tone.

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Cream-to-Powder

Cream-to-powder foundations go on as a liquid and then dries to give a powder finish. The lightweight formula gives you versatility to build on, going from light to full coverage without the need for powder.

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Concealers

Concealers are particularly good for problem areas such as under the eyes and to hide pimples and spots. For best results apply before foundation.

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Mineral Foundations

Mineral foundation is the new skin-loving make up option. Made from pure natural ingredients including vitamins and SPF formulas, mineral make up is ideal for those with allergies or sensitive skin. The loose powder gives you the control to build up layers of powder for a soft look and a natural appearance.

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For the Day

For the day, opt for foundations with long lasting formulas. When you're busy, busy, busy you need a foundation that has ultimate staying power with a natural dewy finish.

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For the Night

For the night and special occasions opt for a foundation that gives high definition and a professional make-up artist finish.

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Top Tips & Advice

Here's a run down of a few quick tips and tricks you can try when choosing your foundation.

  • When testing for foundation colour stand in natural light for the best result
  • Foundation should be applied to the areas that need it the most. For instance your T-zone, nose, eyes and chin
  • Blend properly around the face and neck. For best results use a foundation brush or sponge
  • For a fabulous day look opt for a matte foundation and for a glam night look opt for a foundation with a slight shimmer