Top Foundation Tips

– When matching a foundation to your skin, it’s best to test on the face. Apply a thin stripe of two to three shades of foundation above and below your jawline to see which suits your face and neck. The right shade of foundation should match your natural skin tone; if it disappears on your face, it’s the right colour. Always apply a testing stripe as thinly as you’d normally wear, as too much product will distort the colour into looking darker than it is.

 – If the skin on your chest is darker than your face, select a foundation one shade darker or use a bronzing powder to achieve the desired look, remembering to apply down onto your neck as well.

– Liquid foundations are best applied to the back of the hand first to warm before applying to the face.

– Control sheerness by blending and spreading, using broad, light strokes.


        See for more.

Creating the ideal base using L’Oreal Paris

L’Oréal Paris Nude Magique BB Cream, $29.99

“For quick blending results simply warm between fingers first, to break pigment capsules, then apply as you would a moisturiser.”

L’Oréal Paris Nude Magique Eau de Teint, $29.99

“A couple of drops should be enough to cover your entire face for a beautiful sheer finish. If a little more coverage is needed in areas, pat on a second layer with a foundation brush.”

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Liquid Foundation, $39.99

“If you have little time for upkeep, go with the renovated L’Oréal Paris Infallible Foundation. Once on, you won’t have to think about it until it’s time to wash it off. This foundation also intensifies colour, so in regard to blush employ a less-is-more philosophy.”

L’Oréal Paris True Match Minerals, $39.99

“Apply with a powder brush using circular motions, working from the outer edges of the face in. Always tap the brush first to remove excess powder, and make sure skin is completely dry. Sensitive and blemished skin types should favour this base.”

L’Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation, $41.99

“Super blendable and adaptable. This foundation will perfectly match your skin’s unique tone and texture. Apply with fingers for a sheer cover or a brush for fuller coverage.”

L’Oréal Paris Lumi Magique, $42.99

“With its dewy youthful finish, this foundation is ideal for mature or normal-to-dry skin types. If you love the sheerness of this product but prefer a semi-matt finish, apply a light dusting of the L’Oréal Paris Nude Magique BB powder through the T-zone.”

L’Oréal Paris NutriLift Gold, $43.99

“A great choice for maturing skin. This anti-ageing foundation has been formulated to help improve skin texture. Layer it over anti-ageing skincare to fast-track youthfulness.”