Are the endless choices of foundation turning you pale? We’ve scoured the shops for the best new beauty products for autumn/winter 2012 and rustled up an easy step-by-step guide to applying foundation.
Step 1. Start with a Primer
A good gel primer masks the appearance of pores and fine lines by smoothing skin to create a silky base for long lasting, even foundation coverage.
We recommend Pure Silk Skin Primer, RRP $24.95, a silky smooth gel primer that’ll last all day.
Step 2. Apply concealer
Camouflage under-eye circles and blemishes with concealer. Stick to where the discolouration is. A thicker, creamier concealer will give the most coverage – perfect for under-eye circles and any heavy pigmentation.
Try Benefit Boi-ing, RRP $37, a crease-free, fade-free, under-eye concealer that works to hide dark circles, shadows and discoloration.
Step 3. Choose a foundation
Select a liquid foundation that is appropriate to your skin type and the coverage you wish to achieve. The colour should match your skin, disappearing when blended well.
Australis Stayput Foundation, RRP $14.50, is a great all-rounder, a long-lasting, smudge-free foundation that contains moisturising multivitamins, antioxidants and SPF 15.
Step 4. Finish off with powder
Applying a light dusting powder all over the face will prevent shinyness.
We love the cute new Hello Kitty Pressed Powder Compact, RRP $14.95. The built-in mirror is ideal for touch-ups throughout the day. Choose from four fabulous shades including two illuminating shades for subtle shimmer.