Find Your Perfect Foundation at Farmers Beauty Week 2015

Farmers Beauty Week 2015 kicks off on 17 March and runs till 22 March. Go to your nearest Farmers for masterclasses, seminars, consultations and product trials with the country’s top beauty brands.

Here, Farmers beauty experts show you how to find your perfect foundation.

Mineral Foundation

Mineral foundations have been embraced in recent years as women are drawn to the idea that they are more natural, and therefore kinder to your skin. Mineral foundation is also available as a liquid foundation. We love Nude by Nature Mineral Liquid Foundation $44.95 and Revlon Nearly Naked Mineral Powder Foundation $39.99.

Compact Foundation

The convenient case containing a sponge and mirror allows you to retouch your make up discreetly anywhere, as well as providing great coverage. We love Max Factor Facefinity Compact $37.99 or Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Sponge On Cream Makeup $74.

Liquid Foundation

Liquid foundation adds moisture to the skin, and allows for great buildable coverage. It can be applied with clean fingertips, sponge, or a foundation brush. There are many advanced formulas depending on the finish you are looking for, be it sheer, natural, matte, or radiant. We love L’Oréal Infallible Foundation $43.99 and Lancôme Teint Miracle Foundation $69*.

BB/CC Creams

BB (Beauty Balm) creams have become a real trend over the last two years,
and are considered to be the new tinted moisturiser, with added skincare benefits and light coverage.

CC (Complexion Corrector) creams are similar to BB creams but focus on colour related skin issues, such as sallowness or redness. These new products both have SPF, essential for protecting skin in the New Zealand environment.

We love Chi Chi Super BB Cream $31.99 and Estée Lauder Double Wear BB All-Day Glow $69*.


What’s the secret to flawless foundation? The Perfect Primer! Primers create a velvety base for makeup to stay put for longer. They can blur wrinkles, mattify skin, add radiance, minimise the appearance of pores and even out skin tone. We love L’Oréal Revitalift Magic Blur Finishing Cream $32.99 or Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Good Morning Retexturising Primer $61.


Love Your Foundation With LancĂ´me

LancĂ´me are taking part in Farmers Beauty Week 2015, which runs from 17-22 March. Visit any LancĂ´me counter in Farmers during Beauty Week and receive a seven-day trial of any LancĂ´me foundation matched to your correct foundation shade.

From Tuesday March 17th until Monday April 6th at selected Farmers stores, Lancôme customers will also receive a special Lancôme Gift with the purchase of two Lancôme products, one being skincare. Click here for Gift details and Farmers locations.

We thought we’d give you a head start onLancĂ´me’s foundation trial, by showcasing the brand’s unbeatable range of bases, so you can pre-select the perfect fit for you.


LancĂ´me Teint MiracleTeint Miracle 03-0039691

Teint Miracle is good for most skin types, with a combination of pearlescent pigments that give a dewy finish while highlighting natural radiance.

Benefits: brightening, hydrating, natural finish, bare skin effect.

Suggested retail: $69.00, available in 8 shades.



LancĂ´me Teint VisionnaireBeige Noisette 05-0035470

Teint Visionnaire is a two-step foundation for perfect coverage and natural finish.

Step 1: High Coverage Corrector is a creamy formulation to reduce the appearance of dark spots, dark circles and imperfections.

Step 2: Flawless Perfecting Foundation, to even the complexion and visibly improve the appearance of pores and wrinkles.

Benefits: skincare ingredients, flawless natural finish, refined texture, even skin tone, good coverage of dark spots and imperfections.

Suggested retail: $82.00, available in 8 shades.



LancĂ´me Teint Idole Ultra 24HSable Beige 045-0028268

Teint Idole Ultra 24H gives all-day coverage for an even, flawless-looking complexion. With a blendable fresh texture and a smooth finish, this long-lasting foundation provides the perfect coverage.

Benefits : long lasting wear, flawless complexion, full, retouch–free coverage.

Suggested retail: $72.00, available in 8 shades.


Lancôme is available from the following Farmers stores…

  • Albany Westfield
  • Botany Downs
  • St Lukes
  • Bayfair
  • Hamilton
  • Te Awa
  • Palmerston North
  • Lambton Quay
  • Blenheim