Katherine, 30’s L’Oreal Paris True Match Minerals

Katherine's sensitive skin should favour this base of L’Oréal Paris True Match Minerals.

Katherine’s bright personality matches her glowing skin, and L’Oréal Paris True Match Minerals ($39.99) – which has no fragrances or preservatives and is ideal for sensitive and acne-prone skin – was a natural choice for this 38-year-old organic foodstore worker, as she had never worn foundation before. The light-to-medium-coverage pure powdered mineral foundation, seen here in shade W6 Honey, has a barely-there feel on the skin, and a beautifully natural finish with an SPF15. It also works as a great finishing powder. Katherine wears a Sills  silk lounge shirt, $309.

Aida, 20’s L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique Eau De Teint

Just a couple of drops of L’Oréal Paris Nude Magique Eau de Teint should be enough to cover Aida's entire face.

Aida, 24, works in biosecurity and can thank her Iranian roots for her radiant complexion. L’Oréal Paris Nude Magique Eau de Teint ($29.99), in shade 140 Pure Beige, enhances Aida’s natural beauty with a velvety nude finish and light coverage with SPF18. This unique liquid foundation has an ultra-light formulation, so a couple of small drops can cover the whole face. Great for creating a flawless look with an airbrushed finish. Aida wears a Kitty Grace blush and silver dress, $170.