New Foundations for Autumn/Winter 2012

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.

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